Beyond the Mayflower: New Voices from Early America, 1500-1676


Plymouth, MA



July 26 - August 9, 2020 Length: 2 Weeks


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508-746-1622 ext. 8359

The establishment of an English colony within Wampanoag homelands with Mayflower’s arrival in 1620 set in motion a series of events that permanently changed a complex and interconnected network of Indigenous communities, each with its own rich cultural traditions, challenges, and aspirations. Teachers will explore new voices and historical perspectives that are rapidly changing the way we understand and teach Indigenous and colonial history, and its continued significance today through a diverse set of primary sources. This humanities-driven historical case study reveals how an Indigenous-colonial regional landscape was built, evolved through collaboration and conflict, and ultimately dissolved politically and culturally.     

Project Director(s)

Darius Coombs, Lisa Heuvel

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Lee Blake, Lisa Brooks, Linford Fisher, Katherine Grandjean, Nitana Hicks Greendeer, David Landon, Kathryn Ness, Jean M. O'Brien, Vicki Oman, Jonathan Perry, Richard Pickering, Rob Powers, Lisa Wilson, J. Cedric Woods

Grantee Institution

Plimoth Plantation