American Samoa is a small Pacific Ocean island and a territory of the United States of America.
The Samoan State Flag is blue with a white triangle edged in red. The American Eagle in the right colors is featured and faces the left side of the flag nearest to the flag pole.
The eagle is shown with the symbol of the Samoan chiefs power: the war club, uatogi in the Samoan language, and the symbol of the wisdom of the councils the “fire” (ritual stick).
The colors of the flag are the colors of both Samoa and the United States. The American eagle a symbol of strength, holding the traditional symbols of Samoan chieftan power denotes the friendship and respect between the U.S. and Samoa and to acknowledge the protection provided by the U.S. to Samoa.
Many find the Samoan state flag one of the most attractive flags in use today. The flag was adopted on April 24, 1960.
International rivalries in the second half of the 19th century were settled in the last year of the 19th century. It divided the Samoan archipelago (an island group) between the United States and Germany. The U.S. officially took control of Samoa in 1900. The U.S. formally occupied a smaller group of islands with the excellent harbor of Pago-Pago. These islands were invaluable during World War II as supply depots and a base for the U.S. battle of the Pacific.
At this point in time Hawaii is not the only Pacific island vacation paradise. American Samoa offers wonderful tropical adventures for anyone with the time, money and desire for a vacation unlike anything you can imagine. The bright intense colors of the Samoan flag reflect the general mood of the Samoan people.
The American Samoa flag is a young flag, not yet fifty years old.