Our Melungeon & Native American Past In Appalachia

We are a founding family of Tennessee, settling here and before that Long Hunters here, before Tennessee became a state. Our kin were the first to step foot over the Cumberland Gap. We are a mix of peoples and are known as "melungeon". I will be doing a video series over the next several months … Continue reading Our Melungeon & Native American Past In Appalachia

We Toured East TN To Learn About Our Melungeon Heritage – The Story Of A Forgotten Race In American History

Did you know there were a group of people before the first explorers?  They were dark skinned often with blue or green eyes.  They said they were the lost tribe of Israel.  Others said they were Portugese.  Who were these people?  The are called "Melungeons". Our family are of this line of people that were … Continue reading We Toured East TN To Learn About Our Melungeon Heritage – The Story Of A Forgotten Race In American History

Spoken Word Poetry: Cherokee Whispers by Lori Davis

Our ranch sits on sacred ground to the Cherokee Nation.  I often feel them walking here.  Many interesting things happen on our land that are, let's say, supernatural.  We see interesting things.  We've captured extremely interesting phenomena on our cameras.  This ground is very powerful.  Here is a poem I wrote about what I was … Continue reading Spoken Word Poetry: Cherokee Whispers by Lori Davis