American Samoa — one of a collection of murals by Elementary School students — hanging at the NPS VC parking lot. Each one is a cultural representation.
This one shows a tulafele (Samoan orator) standing proud of his culture. He has a pe'a (Samoan tattoo) around his waist and down to his knees that represents courage, bravery, and strength. The to'oto'o (wooden staff) that he holds and the fue (whisk) that rests on his shoulder represents the guidance and protection used when he delivers his powerful speech. In the background is a fale tele, where the matai (chief) holds council meetings. They sit on a fala (Samoan mat) that is represennted on the green pattern that surrounds the mural.