Saints and Strangers National Geographic Beach
Alysa Landry
The opening scene of the National Geographic Channel’s new Thanksgiving film, “Saints & Strangers,” shows pilgrims looting food from a Native village, digging up burlap bags of...
Saints and Strangers Trujillo Queypo
Alysa Landry
A new film airing this month on the National Geographic Channel promises to set the stage for more nuanced conversations about the fabled first Thanksgiving...
National Geographic Channel has released the first photos from the set of Saints & Strangers, a film that tells a more accurate version of the Mayflower/Pilgrims story, and thr...
Captured 1614 Exhibit Dan McKeon
Christina Rose
Visitors to the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, Massachusetts, finally have the opportunity to learn about 400-year-old historical events that lay buried beneath the myths of set...
War Path Valentine
Vincent Schilling
We’ve said it before—nothing says Valentine’s Day more than a naked baby shooting arrows into your heart. But what if the baby was Native?...
Gale Courey Toensing
Ever since the beginning of the National Day of Mourning – an annual anti-Thanksgiving gathering in Plymouth, Massachusetts – during the early years of the Indian rights movement, ...
Thanksgiving Tweet
Simon Moya-Smith
'Tis that time of year again, folks, when people transform their tiny tykes into paper-mache pilgrims and Indians...
Ann C. Tweedy

The accepted story of how the English settled New England begins with a virgin soil epidemic destroying 90 to 95 percent of the native population. The range of this plague is very specific, between the Saco River (present day Maine) and southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod....