ID# 1342:
Mongrel Virginians: The Win Tribe, by A.H. Estabrook and I.E. McDougle, introduction of Estabrook's copy with added keys to pseudonyms
Date:
1926
Pages: (1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8)
Source:
University of Albany, SUNY, Estabrook, SPE,XMS 80.9 Bx 2 series XII
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<i>Mongrel Virginians: The Win Tribe</i>, by A.H. Estabrook and I.E. McDougle, introduction of Estabrook's copy with added keys to pseudonyms

The Win Tribe Introduction Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Ab[superior 1] County, Virginia, is a group of people of mixed bloods, known locally by a certain term but designated here as the Win Tribe. The general population of Ab County consider them neither white nor negro. The Wins themselves claim to be of Indian descent. They are found in an area approximately eight miles long and varying in width up to four miles. There are about five hundred people in this group. They live generally in log houses or rough shacks; a few are in board houses. They are mostly renters on the land; a few own their own homes and land. Their main source of income is from tobacco raising on shares. Some few work as laborers for the white farmers nearby. One mission school of a church has furnished practically the only education offered to these folks. This mission also has had a chapel for some twenty [superior 1]With a few exceptions all names of persons and places in this book are fictitious. 13 Ab.- [obscured] county. Win - [obscured] [end]

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