Sunday, December 28, 2008
The Westport Fight in the Neutral Strip
"Black Irish" meant to her a mixture of the races: Indian, Black, and White. She noted, of course, that the Dugans "didn't have no Negro in them."
Now there is a seldom touched area of American History and Geography, the "Outliers", the exclaves of peoples out of the mainstream that are found all over America. Those people inhabiting the "lands between" where they were just left alone.
Doc Lobo-- Redbones is a real stew. My peoples joined on with a Choctaw clan a lil' north of there.
They bred out some of the Redbone, but ever now & then, the curly hair & the darker skin a showup in one'a the lil'uns.
The Irish and Indians were a step up from slave blood and used to cover not a multitude just a sin... or two.
I also tease her about bein' more Southern than *I* am even, Trinidad bein' way the heck down there. :-)
And I have stood in the sand at Doan's Crossing, in the chiggers at Red River Station, and ... wrote stories about the Taovayas Bridge at Spanish Fort before there *was* a bridge. :-)