The Melungeons (1600s- ) are a mixed-race people in America who live in the Appalachian mountains where Tennessee meets Virginia meets Kentucky. There are about 50,000 of them. They look mainly white nowadays but in the 1690s French traders said they looked like Moors (the Berbers of north-west Africa). They looked neither white nor black nor American Indian.
Mountain cabin taken by Wayne County, WV photographer Thomas Luther. There is no better photo to illustrate the harshness and beauty of mountain life. So many things near and dear to mountaineers are shown in this photo - family, farming, hunting, dogs, and even banjo picking (note the kid behind the barrel of the gun). From Doris Miller Papers, Marshall University Special Collections
No Known Restrictions: Child in Shack Town by Dorothea Lange, 1936 (LOC)
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Summer wagon trains used to be a common sight in the southern Appalachian area during the late summer months. It was a time for folks to take a week away from work and travel around the countryside near their homes. It is usually a week-long event with the participants camping at night along the way.
Russell Lee - Amber Collection
Photographs from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) work in the 1930s and the American Mining Communities project commissioned by the Dept of Interior in the 1940s.