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Subject: Re: [MELUNGEON] Minqua of Southeastern Pennsylvania's WelshMountains
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 16:07:55 EDT
In a message dated 9/19/2009 3:59:44 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
And when Calvin Beale studied the Melungeons in
the 1950s, they were certainly not "clearly Indians" and had not been
for at least the better part of a century.
They CERTAINLY were 'clearly Indians' from the 1840 Brownlow article -
the 1848 Melungeon article -- the 1890 Dromgoole, 1886 Goodspeed, etc., etc.,
etc. I don't think any authors today are writing about Dennis Maggard or
even his grandparents and neither was I. I don't think they care how you
lived. The Melungeons were clearly Indians, lived on Indian lands,
recognized by the US Government as Indians, and many handed down the stories to
their children - -they were Indians.
"I have been too long barked at to be mindful of the noise."
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