Collins in the British Isles is attested as early as the 1000’s in Hodnet, Shropshire as Collung of Steel. Shropshire was in the western part of the Kingdom of Mercia … Read More
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 nearly a century.
Being an original Melungeon must’ve been a difficult life. The overwhelming majority of the media held you in utter contempt.
The earliest “proof” of Melungeons is commonly cited is the Stony Creek church minutes from 1813. One church member accused another of “harboring melungins.
Sadly, it seems even less is known of the people today. Early historical accounts suggest the Melungeons were there before the white settlers.
As word spread of the “new race” so did fantasy. Northern reporters made it a point to briskly “investigate the community,” by speaking to one or two families, so they might carry off biases, prejudices and unfair assumptions of all.
This word has been used for centuries, although in strikingly different contexts. The most likely origin is the French term “Mélange,” which simply means “mixture.
This is one of the most difficult ethnic groups to research today. The overwhelming majority of information is authored by those who use the research process to support preconceived notions.
The primordial link between the Celtic lands to the west and ancient Egypt is not a new idea. First, we have the legend of Scota.
There was a strange community in Nineteenth Century North Carolina, according to legend, who subsisted entirely on clay. The addiction was unlike any known vice, even worse than whiskey, morphine, or laudanum.