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From: Melungeon Movement <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Houma Indians, Houma, Louisiana
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 13:44:21 -0700 (PDT)
Great to have you home again. Please don't use the word "refugees," these people of all cultures are "SURVIVORS." Thank you for the information, we were wondering too.
Mike Nassau <> wrote:
Another "triracial isolate" group on Gilbert's list
are the Houma Indians. They are located between New
Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. I looked up the Houma
newspaper online and found the town was not badly hit
by the hurricane but they have been flooded with
refugees from New Orleans. If the refugees stay,
they may accelerate the swamping of the Houma by
the Black community, since Whites generally regard
the Houma as Black.
The Redbones are mostly along the Sabine river, quite
a ways northwest of New Orleans. I wonder if their
area has received a lot of refugees?
--- "Winkler, Wayne" wrote:
> As far as I can tell, none of the folks I met at the
> Redbone conference were directly involved with the
> disaster in the Gulf States, at least not to the
> point of needing evacuation or emergency aid. I'm
> certain things are pretty bad in central Louisiana,
> but several friends and acquaintances of mine in New
> Orleans have been turning up in Baton Rouge, Monroe,
> Shreveport, Lafayette, and other points in
> There is a great deal of resentment among locals
> about the delays in aid. And in New Orleans, a
> serious problem was that many people had no where to
> evacuate to, and no means of transportation to get
> there if they did. Certainly the magnitude of the
> disaster in New Orleans and nearby communities will
> inspire some discussion as to why this was allowed
> get completely out of hand.
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