American Samoa is a
United States territory, about 2,300 miles (3,700 kilometers)
southwest of Hawaii. Six of the territory's seven islands are
divided among three groups—-Tutuila and Aunuu; Ofu, Olosega, and
Tau (the Manua group); and Rose. These islands are in the Samoan
chain. The seventh, Swains Island, lies 200 miles (320 kilometers)
north. The Jennings family has owned Swains Island since 1856.
That year, Eli Jennings, an American, and his Samoan wife settled