9. Red Bones of Louisiana
As a State Park Ranger, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a Melungeon also known as a Red Bone. I stopped him for speeding, but as I spoke to him, I couldn't figure out of he was Red, Black or white. His facial features wre black from the nose up but white or Indian from the mouth down. Now that I think of it he and Jamie Roberts speak alike, no offense Jamie. His skin was red, dark browish red with the same color red hair. I had never met a person who looked like this so I voiced my facination to one of the Louisiana roughnecks he worked with, that was camping at Ft Cobb S.P., This man started laughing and said, "You've never seen a Red Bone?". No I said, is he a black man or an Indian or white? He laughed some more and said" well they say they're white or Indian, but they're black, just a different color black.
I recall reading of a people that marched this man, I couldn't remember their name until this thread, but they are a combination of all three, they get their color of red, it is said from the Irish/Black mix. I personnaly bet the Indian played a large part too.
Oh yeah, I gave him a Verbal Warning.