There are many stigmas revolving around the Appalachian portions of our nation, however they are just that, stigmas. Here is a traditional Appalachian riddle: In marble halls, white as milk Lined with a skin as soft as silk Within a fountain crystal-clear A golden apple doth appear No doors are to this stronghold Yet, thieves break in and steal the gold.
In the Scott County area of Virginia, there lived a man who would certainly draw attention today. As far as it’s known, no such figure existed before or after him. He lived in the region from birth until death, encompassing the latter portion of the Nineteenth Century and into the Twentieth.
An Appalachian Historical Society (Scott County, Virginia) and their records of strange Native American burial customs and practices. Indian Burial