The Melungeons blog

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Manuel Mira

My feature of the month is about Manuel Mira who is a world known
author of several books about the Portuguese and their role in
shaping America's early history. Manuel Mira was born in Portugal and
now he lives in America's Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina.
Throughout his life, Manuel has lived on three continents, which has
resulted in a unique understanding of the diverse forgotten groups of
people that the Portuguese blended in with around the world. His
dedication to history and research has uncovered long forgotten facts
about early American and Portuguese history...

This article is from archives. Mira's book is filled
will facts about the Portuguese's settlements in America's early

I have come to the conclusion that the people who first came to the
shores of the Americas were already of mixed ancestry. To really
understand American history we need to understand the Old World