NaBloPoMo – History Re-imagined

Last Sunday our Pastor talked about the help given to the Pilgrims by the Native Americans. How they helped the new settlers grow an abundance of crops and survive the first winters in a new land.

In my brain I began imagining what this country would have been like if the new settlers, and those that followed, had treated the Native Americans with respect. What if the people that settled this country chose to learn the ways of those that had lived here for thousands of years.

The Europeans that settled here in the United States chose to dominate instead of cooperate.

I wonder how many animals (the buffalo for example) would still roam freely? I wonder if we might have more trees instead of buildings? And maybe, we would have more respect for Mother Earth and less desire to destroy anything that doesn’t bring profit.

I know these thoughts aren’t reality but I think its ok to dream. Maybe if we look back on history and realize where we screwed up…we could make things better as we move forward…maybe.

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2 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo – History Re-imagined

  1. joannesisco

    Along with your ‘what if’, I also tend to wonder ‘why’. Why didn’t they? … and why don’t we today? How much better would the collective we be if we respected and learned from one another who are different rather than treat them with suspicion and derision.

    Let’s keep dreaming.

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