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Surviving New England's Great Dying

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., October 13 at 9:00 pm
Sat., October 15 at 2:00 pm
A drawing depicting Roger Williams with Narragansett Indians
A drawing depicting Narragansett Indians with Roger Williams.

It's been more than 400 years since the first Thanksgiving. And there is a lot we are learning about that time. Just prior to the Pilgrim's arrival, a plague decimated New England's coastal Native American population, altering the course of colonialism. This is the story of the Great Dying and how tribal leaders are learning from the past as they deal with the effects of today's pandemic.

Produced by Jim Smith & Phil Vaughn of New Hampshire Public Television.

A new film examines the period in New England's history when European settlers spread disease to Indigenous people