The latest Re-informed film looks at what happened when the Mayflower passengers first met the Native American people on whose land they had chosen to settle.
Our video considers how did an alliance form between these two groups of people and what led to it being broken and ultimately end in war?
The film studies a moment in history when these two groups stood side by side, why the Indigenous people were rightfully wary of the ship having been devastated by previous encounters and how the relationship broke down as the years wore on.
We talk to Darius Coombs, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and a director of the Indigenous Programme at the Plimoth Patuxet living history museum, and Richard Pickering, deputy director of Plimoth Patuxet. Both are leading thinkers and historians on the relationship between the two groups.
View videos from our Re-informed, Virtual Voyages and My Mayflower series below.
My Mayflower: Mayflower Reflections
This short film in our My Mayflower digital series explores the story of Mayflower Reflections, a virtual reality experience that immerses audiences in the story of the momentous journey and explores the contemporary parallels with the early voyagers.
The latest film in our My Mayflower series tells the story of Warwick Charlton, the man behind the remarkable Mayflower II project in 1957 - a monumentous feat of construction, planning and engineering.
My Mayflower: The Man Who Built The Mayflower II tells the real story behind the ship's sailing with fascinating archive footage and an in-depth interview with Warwick's son, Randal - author of The Wicked Pilgrim, a new book that chronicles Warwick's endeavours.
The second in the My Mayflower series follows the story of Rachel Carter and the creation of the Pilgrim Woman.
Rachel's story brings together different cultures on both sides of the Atlantic in a true commemoration of their shared history, while shining a light on the often untold role of women in the Mayflower story through the making of her Pilgrim Woman sculpture.
A talented textile artist from the Pilgrim Roots region, Rachel Carter can trace her ancestors back to the very places in England from where many of the Pilgrims came before they planned their voyage on the Mayflower some four centuries ago.
She ‘recreated’ that very journey aboard a modern cargo vessel to work with local people in Provincetown, meeting a member of the Wampanoag tribe as she learned of their ancient weaving techniques, finding vital inspiration to create - and eventually become - the ’Pilgrim Woman’.
My Mayflower: The Journey of the Mayflower by Stile Antico
This My Mayflower video goes behind the scenes and previews a ground-breaking classical music interpretation of the Mayflower story.
The Journey of the Mayflower is a retelling of the stories connected to the Mayflower's voyage by Stile Antico - one of the finest vocal ensembles, renowned for their vibrant and expressive interpretations of music from the Renaissance – and this preview features an extract from their music-drama film 'The Journey of the Mayflower'.
The Mayflower: 400th Anniversary Special (History Hit Live)
Well-known TV historian Dan Snow presented an online documentary on 16 September, marking exactly 400 years to the day since the Mayflower set sail.
'The Mayflower: 400th Anniversary Special' History Hit Live digital programme reflected the story of the colonists, the impact their arrival had on the Native American people who helped them, and the wider colonial context of this journey.
Dr Kathryn Gray, Associate Professor (Reader) in Early American Literature at the University of Plymouth, and Jo Loosemoore, curator of Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy for The Box Plymouth, take part in a special Mayflower 400 Q&A
We will delve into many different aspects of the Mayflower story - examining objects and images, maps and books, and ideas and dangers.