The New World: How The Pilgrim Fathers Colonised America

In 1620, the Mayflower set out on its voyage from Plymouth, England. On board were 102 pilgrims taking the huge risk of starting a new life on the other side of the world. Little did they know that this would be the catalyst for an enormous shift in world history for years to come. Click here for the 52-minute video produced in 2010 and posted on YouTube on December 27, 2023 by Real History that depicted some of the Pilgrim story.

Rev. Gary Marks, the 31st pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church since John Robinson led the group of English Separatists to Cape Cod in the winter of 1620, spoke about how half of the 102 passengers died that first winter and had to be buried at night to keep the Native population from seeing how weak they were.

Professor Emerson Baker continues narrating the story that included scenes with present-day Wampanoag Tribal Historian David Weeden playing the Massasoit Ousamequin who met with Governor Carver in March, 1621, to hammer out a mutual self-protection treaty that lasted for fifty years.

Dr. Jeremy Bangs, who has thoroughly researched the Plymouth historical records, described how the Separatists began to use written deeds and other documents to slowly disenfranchise the Native population from their land. Gill Solomon, current president of the Massachuset-Ponkapoag Tribal Council Inc. Board of Directors, disputes much of the original Thanksgiving story recorded by the Separatists.