Myles Standish of the Mayflower, and perhaps others, came ashore near this beach and encountered Native Americans from the Nauset Tribe of the Wampanoag nation. I visited recently to honor my ancestors who I can trace to the Mayflower through Richard Warren. I said aloud the list of descendants down to myself, buried a photo of me as a child, tried to light a candle but it was too windy.
I also apologized for the way my ancestors treated the Native Americans, from that day to this. The tide was low, the days was lovely.The Cape is my ancestral home ground, no wonder I am so drawn to the landscape.
Our views of "conquering" other countries have changed in contemporary times, at least for some of us. We see the travesty of taking what others' cherish, of giving nothing in return except small-poxed blankets. Yet throughout the world people still pursue this quest of conquering.
Let us be peace in our daily life, live peace and caring, to counter war and conquest.