Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Surviving Indian Groups of the Eastern United States

By William Harlen Gilbert, Jr.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

From the Smithsonian Report for 1948, pages 407-438


The following paper was prepared for the purpose of indicating the extent to which Indian blood still remains noticeable in our eastern States population in spite of the depletions arising from over 300 years of war, invasions by disease and white men from Europe and black men from Africa. Any attempt to estimate the total amount of this Indian and mixed population must be based on an arbitrary classification as mixed-bloods as Indians who may frequently be more white or Negro in appearance. Anywhere from 75,000 to 100,000 persons may be included in the groups described in the following pages.

To read this paper in its entirety: Click Here.

Note: This paper was originally put online by Melungeon descendant Don Collins.

1 comment:

  1. Is there a digital copy of this report on the Surviving Indian Groups of the Eastern United States? I clicked the link above to read this paper in its entirety but no document could be found