Researcher speaks on 'Holstonia' at V...

Researcher speaks on 'Holstonia' at VI College

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Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier - Chief Lee Vest, Remnant Yuchi Nation, talks about his Indian heritage during the lecture by Dr.

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susie

Chilhowie, VA

#1 Feb 20, 2012
It's interesting to read about the earlier Indians. When the lake was being built up on the mountain at Tumbling Creek, they dug up indian artifacts that carbon dated over a thousand years. One of the stories the older people in the area told was about the Indians having a battle down around Hayters Gap and Brumley, so many of the Indians from the lake area were killed they buried them along the side of Little mtn. because they couldn't get them back to the mountain. I've heard they buried their people standing or sitting up along with enough tools and supplies to get them thru the happy hunting ground. Also, heard the stories about them, if someone died in the winter time and the earth was frozen, they would burn the body in their firepits. Heard stories about the wood indians, and that at one time when the indians came to the area,there was a race of small white indians,that they killed out. The indians in the area were farmers before the government rounded them up on the trail of tears. People building the electric towers back up in the lake area told about grading a road out and a whole pile of arrow heads and other artifacs rolled out, they were not allowed to pick anything up, they had to cover it all back up and move the road down the hill from it.

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