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The Mayflower And What We Miss About The History — And Present — Of The Wampanoag12:46
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The Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago, is docked in Plymouth, Massachusetts, days after returning home this summer following extensive renovations. (David Goldman/AP)
The Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago, is docked in Plymouth, Massachusetts, days after returning home this summer following extensive renovations. (David Goldman/AP)

400 years ago, on November 11, 1620, the Mayflower anchored in what is today Provincetown Harbor.

Some of this year's formal celebrations seek to put the native tribes and nations that the Pilgrims encountered and displaced, at the center of the story, after centuries of marginalization.

We do the same, by engaging with the history and present-day of the Wampanoag people with Hartman Deetz. He's a member of and cultural resource monitor for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, and an activist and historian.

This segment aired on November 11, 2020.

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