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TOPIC: African American and Indian communities

African American and Indian communities 3 months 2 weeks ago #2672

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What was the name of the tribes/Native American Indians in McDowell and Elkhorn District, W. Virginia? Also, it was said that our grandfather was Indian although I have not seen his picture but some of my mother's and siblings are light-skinned African American but I do know that our Grandmother looked dark skin I have a picture of her. Were there mixtures of the communities nearby in the 1700-1800's or even before this time?
Was this area unincorporated due to being an Indian Reservations that was kept separate from the major sourrounding town itself?

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