from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a mixed white and Indian people living in parts of Tennessee and the Carolinas. They are descendants of early intermixtures of white settlers with natives. In North Carolina the Croatan Indians, regarded as descended from Raleigh's lost colony of Croatan, formerly classed with negroes, are now legally recognized as distinct.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a class of people living in eastern Tennessee, of peculiar appearance and uncertain origin.
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