Nantucket is an island located 30 miles (48 km) south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket.  The land was originally inhabited by the Wampanoag Native American tribe back in the 17th Century.  The Wampanoag indigenous American name for the island was Canopache, meaning “Place of Peace.”  It’s obvious that others agree as the island population soars from about 10,000 to 50,000 people during the summer months, due to tourists and summer residents that come for a little R&R.