One Native

A direct descendant of three famous men who met at Plymouth Rock. 

  • Meet RJC's eleven generation Grandfather, Iyanough, the 'Famous Indian' honored with a seat at the First Thanksgiving.
  • Meet RJC's twelve generations Grandfather, William Brewster, leader of the Pilgrim social movement, Mayflower, and Episcopalian Church. 
  • Meet RJC's twelve Generation Grandfather, Stephen Hopkins, friend of William Shakespeare as featured in his play 'The Tempest'.

Robert John Cook is standing on his forefather's shoulders with the empowerment of the people by connecting them with the wisdom of Ancient Elders' teachings to Awaken and care for Self and Environment by providing opportunity and community for self-reliance for the next seven generations to come.

Robert John Cook is offering all of us a shared hand to improve our streets, our culture, our senses and our lives. His ancestors arrived here four hundred years ago searching for a particular salvation—and Robert has presented now a program which will shine a light.”
— Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

Artist. Musician. Author.

Robert John Cook, Author of the book Optimistic Vibe is a prolific Artist, talented Musician, and accomplished Author, born in 1956 on the coast of Rhode Island.  His portfolio varies.


In addition to writing Optimistic Vibe, Robert has is currently at work on his new novel 'In The Blink Of An Eye', and researched his family tree – branches reaching from Original Nation to County Galway, Ireland- and wrote a book titled, PRIDE.


Oil Paint and Sculpture.


Robert enjoys playing his Martin Guitar, writing songs and performing.  He singer/songwriter for years, with hundreds of songs. His style as a song writer is live, recorded, and online.

Cultural Advocate

Robert’s creative outlets include Culture. The One Native Project is his conduit to his Ancient Elders, Iyanough, Brewster, and Hopkins.

It is from Iyanough that Robert centers his spiritual balance. It is from William Brewster that Robert centers his leadership capabilities. And it is from Stephen Hopkins that Robert centers his free-spirited nature.

When we look past Plymouth Rock, when we look past Standing Rock... we find our Ancient Elders awakening every culture around the world to build our own rock, and together we become the optimistic vibe of One Native.
— Robert John Cook

What they say...


Robert John Cook exudes creative energy. Whether painting, making music or pitching an idea, the South Yarmouth artist seems perpetually on the verge of creating something new.” Cape Cod Times

"Your ideas are brilliant" Senator Dan Wolf

“Robert John Cook, a creative renaissance man in his own right as a painter, musician, sculptor and writer, college trained engineer and former General Electric employee(and while he doesn't admit it, philosopher) has fashioned a broad outline in his weekly television show Barnstable Patriot

“I want to applaud the efforts of Robert John Cook and all of the veterans’ organizations and artists’ groups who are participating in this new and exciting initiative.” US Congressman William Delahunt

“With unsold work hanging on the walls of his Cape Cod gallery, Mayflower Studio in Yarmouth… With the Dow diving, nobody seemed willing to slap down a thousand dollars for one of Robert John Cook color-splashed landscape. But instead of wallowing, the artist took action. He slashed his prices in half and suddenly, buyers emerged. One woman bought a half dozen of his oil paintings in a recent show.” Boston Globe

“If creative juices are an elixir for downhearted or physically compromised veterans, then artist Robert John Cook wants to share a bowl with them.” Barnstable Patriot

“It’s amazing. it’s too f***ing awesome. thanks again so much- it’s too cool to see one of my photos come to life. thanks again sooo much.”  Bil Lane -Jackson Browne’s Recording Engineer