A Native American’s look at Brant Kennedy’s Melungeon DNA study by Richard Thornton, part of his series of articles on the early Appalachian colonists.
The word, Melungeon, dates at least back to the late 1700s and has several interpretations. The most obvious is that it is frontier derivation of the French word, mélange, which means “blend.”
The year was 2005. It was a time when the internet for me was rapidly evolving from a new-fangled medium on which to send communications and find romance to a serious research tool. The Muscogee-Creek Nation had retained me to create an electronic book on the Native American history of the Southeast.1 This innovative book
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