mr. fesili...my name is smith jupeli iuli and i was born in tula, but brought to america by my parents, at the age of two. my mother was suapeau from the uli family in aua. my father was taumafai iuli from tula. they have both passed on. i am still rereading your response to ms auelua. it has got my interest because you know so much about the history of which i know i am just a little teeny part of. if you would please, time permitted, help me and provide me with info on how/what part my father, taumafai, played in all of this, along with any info on the iuli family in tula. was my father part of the vaa or salanoa family or both? the last time i was in samoa was in 1975 and my father introduced me to salanoa. all i remember was that his house was the first one on the left when you came into tula. my uncle tony, my father's brother was iuli at the time. i am trying to find out more about my family because i am looking to create website for my family. any info that you can provide would be greatly appreciated...very much.