No one knows for sure what really happened, but I think the reality was different. The local Indians traditionally held a harvest feast every fall. For the Pilgrims' sake, they brought and prepared most of the food. They outnumbered the Pilgrims by something like 2-1. So it might be more correct to say the Indians decided to share their feast with the Pilgrims, not the other way around.
The rest of the episode doesn't have this questionable point-of-view. To me it seems to come from a Native POV.
Recreations and pacing
He and the other narrators sometimes reiterate a point already made--again, particularly in the first third. All in all, I think the creative team could've trimmed this episode by 10 or 15 minutes without hurting it. Making it an hour rather than 1.25 hours would've been better.
After the feast
I think the creators made a good choice here. An abstract recitation of facts might have grown boring, but the personal approach makes us care. And for those inclined to be put off by "guilt trips," we don't see a lot of dead or dying Indians.
At the end, I wasn't moved or anything--because I'm not that kind of guy. But After the Mayflower made the events of that period real for me. I had read about them in history books, of course, but I can't say they sunk in. Now I don't think I'll forget what happened after the Mayflower.
The episode also provoked a lot of thoughts and questions. To me that's a sign of good filmmaking. I'll discuss some of these points in the next part of my review.
Overall, After the Mayflower is a fine piece of work that's well worth watching. Rob's rating: 8.5 of 10.
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Below: A sympathetic Englishman tells "King Phillip" he can't win a war with the British. (Actually, yes, he could've, but we'll get to that.)