Britannia owns her Independent Reign,
Hibernia, Scotia, and the Realms of Spain;
And Great Germania’s ample Coast admires
The generous Spirit that Columbia fires.
Auspicious Heaven shall fill with fav’ring Gales,
Where e’er Columbia spreads her swelling Sails:
To every Realm shall Peace her Charms display,
And Heavenly Freedom spread her gold Ray.
Phillis Wheatley, 1753 – 1784
(above: Oak Flat Activists marching at the Indigenous Fine Art Market, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 2015)