Efforts have been made over the years to preserve the native Chamorro culture of Guam. The United States Territory has a long history of occupation and influence of outside cultures because of its key seaport and strategic location in the Western Pacific. The indigeneous population has become mixed but the culture has been maintained through language and tradition.
Recently, the first Guam Cultural Eco and Theme Park has opened in the main tourist area of Guam.This allows visitors to see a living village of Guam as it appeared approximately 500 years ago.
Such efforts will continue to set examples for preservation efforts of fragile cultures, especially in the Pacific region.
More information about Guam:
- Video of the Day: Guam, where America’s day begins (gadling.com)
- AAUW of Guam Leads Change in Micronesia (blog-aauw.org)
- Marines’ transfer won’t be focused on Guam: U.S. (japantimes.co.jp)
- U.S. rethinks Guam marine transfer (japantimes.co.jp)