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Interesting Communities and Isolated American groups

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jpeirpont, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Senior member

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    Are there any isolated American groups in Georgia? This subject started to interest me after seeing Deliverance but I couldn't really find much information on it.

    There seems evidence to suggest there were some in Northeastern Georgia I can't find any names.
     
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    There seems evidence to suggest there were some in Northeastern Georgia I can't find any names.
    Yeah...I just googled "isolated American groups" and this thread was like the 5th search result. It's a shame there is so little information available.
     
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    Snakehandlers fascinate me.
     
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    I had no idea the Lumbee were multi-ethnic. It makes sense now. The one Lumbee chick I know looks Puerto Rican.
     
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    American but not in America, maybe the most interesting community The Confederos. They were confederates who after the Civil War moved to the Coast of Brazil and tried to recreated the Antebellum South. Apparently some parts of their culture is still celebrated there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederados Google Book: http://books.google.com/books?id=WRt...page&q&f=false
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    Yeah...I just googled "isolated American groups" and this thread was like the 5th search result. It's a shame there is so little information available.

    Really it only works well if you use Tri Racial Isolates.
    But Gullah/Geechie people still exist and were isolated but not quite like the folks featured in deliverance.
     
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    I've meet a few non-gulla black people from South Carolina who possessed an accent that was almost West Indian. Do you know anything about that phenomenon?
     
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    I've meet a few non-gulla black people from South Carolina who possessed an accent that was almost West Indian. Do you know anything about that phenomenon?

    I can't imagine they could be anything but Gullah/Geechie. That is who has the West Indian accents. Many just don't really a specific name for themselves. Unless you are speaking of those who live upland? In places like Ridgeway, those are called upland Geechies.
     
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    I can't imagine they could be anything but Gullah/Geechie. That is who has the West Indian accents. Many just don't really a specific name for themselves. Unless you are speaking of those who live upland? In places like Ridgeway, those are called upland Geechies.

    The ones I've met, didn't self-identify as either. They could have just been shitting me, though.
     
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    The ones I've met, didn't self-identify as either. They could have just been shitting me, though.
    Many won't know what you are talking about when you say Gullah, Geechie is definitely the prefered term especially among the youth. random fact, one of Rick Ross nick names is Geechie Luciano... Rick Ross is from Mississippi so not a real Geechie, but Trick Daddy is an actual Geechie.
    I'm a ol' sneaky, ol' freaky, ol' geechy-ass nigga Collard green, neckbone-eatin-ass nigga Always wearin my jeans baggy saggy You know Florida, Georgia, South Cakalaky
    I also liked Rick Ross on PacMan lyrics
     
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    I believe Clarence Thomas grew up in a Geechie community as a child.
     
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    I believe Clarence Thomas grew up in a Geechie community as a child.

    Yes, he said he even spoke the language before it was "cool". Unfortunately I can't imagine him keeping much contact with them now.
     
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    People tend to call anyone light red bone. Growing up I was called it though I don't consider myself light and am certainly not red. It is pretty uncommon for men to be called it.

    Looked it up. Malcolm was called Red and even "Detroit Red" for a time. Pretty pimpass nickname. Would've been better if his last name had been "Wings"
     
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    Looked it up. Malcolm was called Red and even "Detroit Red" for a time. Pretty pimpass nickname. Would've been better if his last name had been "Wings"

    He had slicked back red hair at the time...lol Glad he abandoned that look. Say what you will about the NOI , they had him lookin good.
     
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    He had slicked back red hair at the time...lol Glad he abandoned that look. Say what you will about the NOI , they had him lookin good.

    ....I wasn't there, but I don't think sixteen gunshots, including several twelve gauge blasts, improved the man's appearance all that much. But maybe that's just me.

    All snark aside though, yeah, the NOI look is pretty tight. Not that I could ever pull it off [​IMG] If I tried, I'd look like Tucker Carlson.
     
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    American but not in America, maybe the most interesting community The Confederos. They were confederates who after the Civil War moved to the Coast of Brazil and tried to recreated the Antebellum South. Apparently some parts of their culture is still celebrated there.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederados

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    They should just move back to GA or SC. Would fit in just fine these days.
     
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    ....I wasn't there, but I don't think sixteen gunshots, including several twelve gauge blasts, improved the man's appearance all that much. But maybe that's just me.

    All snark aside though, yeah, the NOI look is pretty tight. Not that I could ever pull it off [​IMG] If I tried, I'd look like Tucker Carlson.


    That was the feds! The Calypso singer said so.

    I wouldn't look good in either, I'm far too fat, seems to be a look that favors the skinny.
     
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    Interesting articles. I have a friend who's a Melungeons(Goins), never knew their backgroung till I read this thread. I had a friend in high school who was high yellow as they used to say, called her redbone everyday just cause I know she hated it.
     
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