Talofa everyone-Masina the problem is, people especially the clever ones, will manipulate the truth.
From the start pili's division is well known; the second division was the war between tuna, fata savea and the Tuitonga. Savea inherited the name Malieotoa; fata and tuna divided up the alataua; fata went to safata with his inheritance (alataua); tuna went to faleata with his inheritance (alataua). As you can see these inheritance are still in the tuamasaga district.
Malieota respected pili's divisions and did not claim the Tuisamau' title only the Malietoa..Le iloa po'o le mafuaga lea e ala ai oga fai mai Tula Toa ole akugu'u..O MALIETOA OLE TUIMANUA FOI LEA!.
The war of the papa and that is where things get complicated. Now fata, maulolo and vaimauga district are claiming that they are the rightful owner. i disagree with this only because pili never said the to'oto'o and fue belong to them.
You are right about how Manua and samoa have always been connected, even to this day. i know the young generation are trying to deny the existence of the Manua; but the constitution of our oral tradition (paia) E fa'apea..."O ou paia ia Samoa e afua mai ile taisamasama ole Tuimanua seia paia le fafa o saualii"
e g oga ou fia pii ama ile vala lea TU, tofiga o Tuna (Itua'u), "o oe tuna e te se'e i faleata ole Itua'u malosi e tautua le nofo (malietoa) e e'e i Vaopipi (Sagaga-le-Usoga) i lona nofoa vavaeloloa ma lona talaga ua atoa e fa'alogo ia te oe Samoa. O Tuna fo'i s faleo'o iai Tumua. cont...