Re-informed: The meeting of the Passengers and the Native American people

This 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.


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