Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 20:47:37 PDT
From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET
Subject: Re: Melungeons
--- On Mon, 8 Jul 1996 20:56:28 -0400 Beverly Flanigan
FLANIGAN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU wrote:
the tri-racial community in Maryland as "Wesorts," one of a number of
labels given to mixed White-Indian-Negro families in the eastern U.S.
over the past 200 years or more: "WINs" is one such term, Melungeons,
Guineas, Brass Ankles, Croatans, Moors, Red Bones, and Carmel
[Caramel?] Indians are a few others.
Add to that list "Pools". Isn't this where I came in?
I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but the Pools are what brought me
into this list in the first place. They are an extended family which has lived
mostly within a radius of five miles in Northeast Pennsylvania for two hundred
What is most interesting is that they have their own language, and even though
I went to school with Pools, it is pretty much incomprehensible to outsiders.
Is this true of the other groups?
dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]epix.net
In the beginning the Earth was without form and void.
Why didn't they leave well enough alone?