Welcome To Redbone Nation

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!

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  • 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.