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Minqua People of the Welsh Mountains

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Anita Wills

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Host Anita Wills, shares the history of the Minqua;a Community of tri-Racial Isolates who inhabited the Welsh Mountains in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The name Minqua referred to, The People of the Muddy River. It was a reference to the Susquahanna Indians who were the original inhabitants of that region. They were joined by Free Blacks, escaped slaves, and Run away white Indentured Servants. Over many generations the community of the Minqua was formed. The community is somewhat dispersed by not forgotten. They live on in Folktales and Legends surrounding the area known as the Welsh Mountains. Tune in and Listen Up!