Scientists found that there are exactly as many skin pigment colors to the various races of this world as there are different colors of soil [dirt]. Dedicated to those families, historically known as Redbone. One Tribe, One Nation, One Fire!
Migrations presentation that was later adapted into a chapter in the book, Carolina Genesis, Beyond The Color Line.
by Walela a band centered around Ms. Rita Coolidge and her "Gypsy" Indian heritage. She gives a candid interview here about her Native American heritage and her career.
An Untold History of White Slavery- A case in study and worthy of notation for researching people often historically classified as other than white. They came as slaves; vast human cargo transported on tall British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.
18th Century Family – Caste Paintings Racial Mix Determined Status, Privileges, & Obligations
Early Texas Redbone Families Presented by Stacy R Webb * Power Point Presentation Early Texas Redbone Families; Setting the Stage, Redbone Progenitors and their families arrive to Spanish Texas
Tx Redbones presents an excellent article on History & Origins of the Gypsy Peoples The Roma people originally lived in north west India in what is now southeastern Pakistan. They migrated to Persia between 224 and 642 CE. They lived under Arab rule in the Middle East from 642 to 900 CE, and eventually arrived in Constantinople.
Red Moon Rising! The Redbones are a mysterious and elusive clan of families who through familial relationship migrated from early Colonial America through unknown territories and foreign lands of the newly developing American South. There are many theories of just how the Redbone peoples arrived on these shores and just who exactly we are!
The origins and ancestry of Redbones continues to be debated. The families appear to have inherited English surnames both matrilineal and patrilineal. The most common surnames having originated via the British Isles rather than being wholly acquired on these shores.
In my research for this chapter, I collected baseline data about the original Opelousas Territory (see Map l.l). 1 The early history of the Opelousas Territory is concerned with several Parishes, including Acadia, Evangeline, and St. Landry, that are the focus of my research. Prior to 1840, these parishes were all combined as one and known as Imperial St. Landry Parish
South Carolina Redbones The St Johns Herald Vol 7 No 13 St Johns, Apache County, Arizona Territory, Thursday, January 22, 1891 Senator Wade Hampton tells about a race of people in South Carolina called Redbones. Says he, “Their origin is unknown." They resemble in appearance the gypsies, but in complexion they are red. They have accumulated considerable property, and are industrious and peaceable.
One of the oldest roadways in the world, saw its beginnings as a trail cut through the wilderness by herds of buffalo and other animals. It was later used by America’s First People, the native tribes of Mississippi, who connected these series of trails to use as hunting and trade routes. The Natchez Trace was a 440-mile-long path extending from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, linking the Cumberland, the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers.
Melungeons Redbones Croatans And Related Groups-Part One This is the first part of a Series on the Melungeons and those groups known to be related to them, sometimes called 'Little Races.' If you take the male Y DNA test or the female mtDNA test you can trace back thousands of years to where your ancestor originated. This is ONE ancestor that lived thousands of years ago. In 10 generations we have some 1024 grandparents - in the grand scheme of things that one ancestor thousands of years ago is pretty insignificant in the search for your heritage.
History of The Color Line. Live recorded chats, presentations, genealogy, DNA, Books, Blogs, Essays, Redbones and Melungeons, Dominiker's, Lumbee, Cheraw, Saponi, Brass Ankles, Creek, MOWA, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Choctaw, Smiling Indians, Pirates, and slave traders and relations. We talk about it all here. The upcoming Goins Book series of genealogical based publications on various families, also known as Mixedblood Indians and remnant maroon communities, all related through familial ties.
Senator Wade Hampton tells about a race of people in South Carolina called Redbones. Says he, “Their origin is unknown."
They have accumulated considerable property, and are industrious and peaceable. They live in small settlements at the foot of the mountains and associate with non but their own people.
They are a proud and high spirited people. Caste is very strong among them. They enjoy life, visit the watering places and mountain resorts, but eat by themselves and keep by themselves.
When the war broke out several of them enlisted in Hampton Legion, and when the legion reached Virginia there was a great outcry among the Virginians and the troops from other States against enlisting negroes.
They did not resemble the African in the least, except in the cases where Africans had amalgamated with Indians. This intermixture, which is common in the Carolinas, produced marvelous results. It takes the kink out of the hair of the African, straightens his features and improves him in every way except temper.
These Afro Indo people are devils when aroused and as slaves were hard to manage. In the first Bull Run battle they proved how well they could fight and all prejudices against them disappeared.
In the first place, the Portuguese have always been a seagoing people, and according to Mr. Mooney, who has looked up the subject, the early records of Virginia and the Carolinas contain notices of Portuguese ships having gone to wreck on the coasts of these States and of the crews settling down and marrying in with Indians and mulattoes. James Mooney, Ethnologist, Smithsonian Institute.
Moreover, there are records of Portuguese ships having sailed into Jamestown Bay as early as 1655, and since then there has been more or less settlement of Portuguese fishermen and sailors from Maine to Florida. Now it has been the history of the Portuguese race that wherever they settled they mixed in with the darker peoples forming the aboriginal populations of the countries occupied by Portuguese settlers, and this is the reason and cause of the Portuguese admixture among the tribes along the coast of the United States. James Mooney, Ethnologist, Smithsonian Institute.
In further proof of this he calls attention to the case of a colony of Portuguese fishermen who settled on the coast of Massachusetts a few years ago. These settlers have nothing whatever to do with the white or Yankee population around them, but are intermarrying and intermixing among and with the small remnant of the Narragansett Indians who have survived down to the present day. In short, it has been the history of the Portuguese that wherever they settled along the Atlantic coast they have intermixed and intermarried among the remnants of the Indian tribes that were once the sole proprietors of that region. James Mooney, Ethnologist, Smithsonian Institute.