There are a number of other topics and tidbits to consider. Here are several:
As stressed earlier in this article series, there are no definite or concrete records for Melungeon researchers. Even if we allow them the Portuguese
It's easy to see how uneducated mountaineers might have classified people who were Italian, Greek, Latino or Portuguese, as coming from African roots due
Will Allan Dromgoole, as noted earlier, had a very special vocabulary for the Melungeon people. Good or bad, she is still considered an authority
Genetic genealogy through DNA testing, has sadly been harnessed to muddle the subject even more. Despite this field being in its infancy, global mapping
So, where did these mysterious people come from? Since it's apparently impossible to respect their own words, we've yet to encounter a definitive answer.
There were multiple families in the initial group. They were varied in hue and features, but the outside world wasn't aware of them for
Being an original Melungeon must've been a difficult life. The overwhelming majority of the media held you in utter contempt.