The Moon-Eyed People of the Allegheny Mountains

The Cherokees say that before they conquered the country and settled in the valleys, that the inhabitants were “moon-eyed” and were unable to see during certain phases of the moon.

The moon-eyed people are known to be physically different from the Cherokee, were short, bearded people having pale white skin, said to have lived in Appalachia until the Cherokees expelled them. These were the stories told by early European settlers in America. The Moon-Eyed People were said to be physically very different from the Cherokee, being bearded and having…

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