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  • father's
  • I have American Indian heritage on my father's side of the family, and likely Melungeon on my mother's side of the family. (multiracial.com)
  • Legends of the Melungeons I first heard at my father's knee as a child in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee, and the name had such a ponderous and inhuman sound as to associate them in my mind with the giants and ogres of the wonder tales I listened to in the winter evenings before the crackling logs in the wide-mouth fireplace. (melungeon.org)
  • Unions
  • Those of us who have been fortunate to hear Dr. Smallwood's presentations at Melungeon Unions will find much familiar material in this article published by Oklahoma Humanities this summer, "A History Long Forgotten: Intersections of Race in Early America. (melungeon.org)
  • Armenians
  • FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER is a hereditary genetically restricted disease commonly found among Jews originating from North African countries, Armenians, Turks and Arabs. (multiracial.com)
  • origins
  • In a letter dated 5 August 1942, Plecker queried the Secretary of State in Nashville in an attempt to further research the murky origins of the Melungeons. (melungeon.org)
  • BIG STONE GAP - While a controversial study published earlier this year offers hints as to the ancestral origins of the Melungeons, some of the group's membership maintains that much of the mystery surrounding their heritage still remains. (melungeon.org)
  • found
  • The following statement is an example of the kind of Melungeon Myths being found on the Internet. (blogspot.com)
  • Modern-day Melungeons have found an intriguing link between their peculiar diseases and those of eastern Mediterranean. (blogspot.com)
  • In North America , studies have found that the multiracial population is continuing to grow. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are so many rumors that the Bees had Indian blood(I do genealogy and have not found any yet. (sciway3.net)
  • I've found references to "Brazilian Gypsies" being in colonial America, but nothing about how they came here or when. (sciway3.net)
  • families
  • I am a lay person, who because of my own personal health problems, has done extensive research on some Mediterranean illnesses which seem to run throughout my Melungeon connected families. (multiracial.com)
  • 4) We recognize and respect that each individual population, and indeed, each family, will possess its own unique heritage and family traditions, and that no two "Melungeon" families are exactly the same. (melungeon.org)
  • Kennedy does not use the term Melungeon in its anthropological sense-that is, the interlocking families who moved into, existed in, and dispersed from Hawkins and Hancock Counties, Tennessee. (blogspot.com)
  • Population
  • Field work in the community conducted in conjunction with archival research demonstrates that the Melungeons, who now compose more than half of the local population, came from Hamilton County durning the latter half of the nineteenth century. (melungeon.org)
  • Diseases identified in the Melungeon population include thallasemia, Behcet's Syndrome, Machado-Joseph(Azorean) Disease, sarcoidosis, and Familial Mediterranean Fever. (blogspot.com)
  • Contains approximately 2,000 documents and images relating to the Native American population of the Southeastern United States from the collections of the University of Georgia Libraries, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Library, the Frank H. McClung Museum, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Tennessee State Museum and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. (cyndislist.com)
  • studies
  • The Departments of Labor and of Health and Human Services do precisely this (along with many other questions) in longitudinal studies meant to track lifelong earnings and health, respectively, of large numbers of Americans. (backintyme.com)
  • Genetic studies suggest the group has the highest levels of mixed ancestry in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • therefore
  • Therefore, common sense tells us that we have cousins living all over this nation, some of whom know of their "Melungeon" heritage and many of whom probably do not. (melungeon.org)
  • More precisely, when Indians talk about who's an Indian, here's what I think they're talking about-and therefore what I'm talking about. (fretimaging.org)
  • term
  • In the 1840s, "Washington City" often referred to Washington, D. C. If the "scoundrel who is half Negro and half Indian" came from the District of Columbia, the term "Melungeon" obviously had a far broader meaning and more widespread usage than anyone has suggested to date. (melungeon.org)
  • Tennessee politicians, particularly in the post-Civil War era, would use the term "Melungeon" to describe opposing politicians, particularly Republicans from the eastern third of the state. (melungeon.org)
  • The U.S. government has since coined the term "Native American" to refer to the indigenous peoples of the United States, but terms such as "American Indian" remain popular among both indigenous and non-indigenous populations. (mashpedia.com)
  • While "East Indian" remains in use, the term " South Asian " is often chosen instead for academic and governmental purposes. (mashpedia.com)
  • In Jocks Aren't Good Role Models, a correspondent questioned my use of the term "actual Indian. (fretimaging.org)
  • family
  • When I learned something of the history of Melungeons my interest only deepened, as I grew increasingly confident that my maternal grandmother's family was very likely Melungeons. (multiracial.com)
  • In order for a surname to be included in the study, at least one historical record from the 1800s and early 1900s - such as census, court and voting records or tax lists - related to Hawkins and Hancock counties or adjacent areas had to exist that stated the family was considered to be Melungeon. (melungeon.org)
  • Family Tree has worked with Melungeon organizations for eight years. (accessgenealogy.com)
  • Perhaps searching records for family history and ancestry? (fretimaging.org)
  • tribe
  • Many claimed to be Cherokee, or simply said they were Indian, without a definite tribe. (multiracial.com)
  • It is my professional opinion that the Lumbee Tribe exists as an Indian tribe and has done so over history. (blogspot.com)
  • First, the readers should understand that if any commercial DNA lab returns tests results that state a percentage of DNA for a particular Southeastern Native American tribe, the report should be considered fraudulent. (accessgenealogy.com)
  • In the mid-to-late 1600's, expeditions began to map the area that was then principally a hunting-grounds by Indians, including the Canawhay tribe. (blogspot.com)
  • populations
  • The Melungeons and indeed, all related populations should not be viewed as "little races" or "singular species," but instead as what they are: human beings with cultural, genetic, and spiritual connections to one another. (melungeon.org)
  • In addition to Native American (approximately 5% of the sample), African (approximately 5%) and European (approximately 83% of the sample, but representing Europeans from north to south), the study also showed approximately 7% of the samples matching populations in Turkey, Syria and northern India. (melungeon.org)
  • Communities
  • In Tennessee, public attention has usually focused on the Melungeon communities of the upper East Tennessee. (melungeon.org)
  • Regarding the Graysville community, a recent researcher (Bible 1975:29) has observed: "The Graysville aggregate is probably one of the most stable of all Melungeon communities today. (melungeon.org)
  • European
  • It was here, at the eastern continental divide - the literal edge of European/American civilization - that leader of westward expansion and Revolutionary War patriot William Preston established Smithfield Plantation. (blogspot.com)
  • Negroes
  • We have a list of the free negroes, by counties, of the 1830 U. S. Census in which we find the racial origin of most of these Melungeons classified as mulattoes. (melungeon.org)
  • Gen. Combs, however, declined the honor of contending with Negroes and Indians _ said he had fought against the latter, but never met them in debate! (melungeon.org)
  • Indians would not make docile slaves, and negroes in large numbers were brought in. (blogspot.com)
  • however
  • This particular epithet, however, seems never to have lost its suggestion of non-white ancestry. (melungeon.org)
  • However, and importantly, we know with equal certainty that many of their brothers and sisters migrated elsewhere and avoided the stigma of being known as a Melungeon. (melungeon.org)