How should we feel about this place we call home? America, the New World, is beautiful and bountiful. The first settlers here, and their descendants, realized this, and held more respect for the earth than many of us who claim these valleys and streams, forests and mountains, beaches and canyons as our own. Yet we can still learn much from their struggle for peace and equality in a country whose foundation is of freedom and the pursuit of happiness. Their wisdom, words and spirit echo through the hills and hearts of the Americas.