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--Appalachian Studies Bibliography 1994-1999

http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/bibliography/index.htm

This is a bibliography of resources pertaining to Appalachia AND Ethnicity & race, African Americans, Immigrants, and Native Americans.

--Barbara Straus Reed Collection

http://www.library.ohiou.edu/libinfo/depts/archives/mss/mss122.htm

This page contains details about the Barbara Straus Reed Collection which consists of summary data on Jews in southeastern Ohio, a paper on the migration of Jewish settlers into southeastern Ohio, typescript summaries of interviews with Jewish residents of southeastern Ohio and biographies of early Jewish families in the region. The collection is arranged with the summary materials first, followed by the individual interview summaries, conducted in 1979, placed in alphabetical order.

--Black Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia

http://etd-submit.etsu.edu/etd/theses/available/etd-0322101-181118/unrestricted/crowder0416.pdf

This is a thesis presented to the faculty of the department of sociology at East Tennessee State University by Steven Crowder, May, 2001. It is an exploration of existing informal health care beliefs and practices of blacks in Southern Appalachia compared with the majority white population.

--Eastern Band of Cherokee

http://www.nc-cherokee.com/

Information on the history, language, contemporary governance, and culture of the Cherokee Nation is included, but without bibliographic citation. Includes ads, and links to an attractive commercial site with coverage oriented to tourism at the reservation in North Carolina.

--Melungeon Definition

http://www.geocities.com/mikenassau/definition.htm

This page provides a definition of Melungeon composed by a committee including: Karlton Douglas (chair), Mike Nassau, Dennis Maggard, Nancy Sparks Morrison, Brent Kennedy, Curtis Christy, and Tim Hashaw. Credentials are not indicated and there is no bibliography for the information provided. The site is a source of links about Melungeon. A list of written material is also provided.

--Melungeon Health Education and Support Network

http://www.melungeonhealth.org/

Site is authored and maintained by Nancy Sparks Morrison. It provides overviews of illnesses that Melungeon descendants may inherit. Ms. Morrison says of herself: I am not a doctor. I can neither diagnose nor prescribe. I am a lay person, who because of my own personal health problems, has done extensive research on some Mediterranean illnesses which seem to run throughout my Melungeon connected families. The information that I am providing here is to be used for educational purposes only. It should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes. Here is an overview of the five major medical problems that some Melungeon descendants inherit. Links are provided to sites that contain more information. Links to supporting information sites generally appear to be of high quality. Some dead links.

--Melungeon Heritage Page

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~mtnties/melungeon.html

This site serves as a portal to other sites with Melungeon information. Includes general information, Melungeon genealogy, book reviews, and a list of primary resources and documents. Most of the information is provided through the research of Nancy Sparks Morrison, Kelly Pritchard and Martha Short.

--Melungeon Secrets Solved, Sort Of

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,53383,00.html

This is a news article published on Wired News dated June 21, 2002. It is about a DNA study by Kevin Jones, a biologist at the University of Virginia College at Wise. It contains links to other articles about Melungeons.

--Melungeons

http://www.angelfire.com/tn3/youngeagle/

Article describing who Melungeon are by Karlton Douglas. Karlton Douglas is an Ohioan of mixed ethnic background. He has authored 2 books, one fiction and one non-fiction, moderates an e-mail list and has written articles for Appalachian Quarterly magazine, Angel Wings magazine and other web sites and magazines. He is active in trying to raise funds for Melungeon projects.

--Mystery of the Melungeons

http://www.iigs.org/newsletter/9810news/melungeo.htm

Article by Nancy Sparks Morrison published in the IIGSO (International Internet Genealogical Society) Newsletter, October 1998. This article provides general information about Melungeon people and includes a list of Melungeon surnames. A list of resources and additional reading is also included.

--Racial Realities, American Indians and Melungeons

http://multiracial.com/content/view/376/27/

Article describing who Melungeon are by Karlton Douglas. Karlton Douglas is an Ohioan of mixed ethnic background. He has authored 2 books, one fiction and one non-fiction, moderates an e-mail list and has written articles for Appalachian Quarterly magazine, Angel Wings magazine and other web sites and magazines. He is active in trying to raise funds for Melungeon projects.

--Righteous Remnant: Jewish Survival in Appalachia

http://are.as.wvu.edu/reed.htm

Lengthy summary of film produced for PBS by Professor MaryAnn Reed from West Virginia University. Site includes photos and a link to a part from the video.

--Slavery and Emancipation in the Mountain South

http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/faculty_archives/mountain_slavery/

Companion website for two books about slavery that flourished amidst a non-slaveholding majority and a large surplus of poor white landless laborers in Southern Appalachia.

--Society: Ethnicity: Melungeon category listing from DMIZ Open directory project.

http://dmoz.org/Society/Ethnicity/The_Americas/Melungeon/

This is the subject listing for Society-Ethnicity-Melungeon from the DMOZ Open Directory Project. This directory project is administered and hosted by Netscape Communication Corp. It powers many of the popular search engines including Google, Lycos, HotBot and others. It is maintained by a community of net-citizens who contribute to it.