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Theories Supporting Existence of Bluesky as wife of Parker Adkins

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Date: 1750 to 1790
Location: Virginiamap
Surnames/tags: Adkins Cornstalk
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This page seeks to extract and discuss the key points made in Dorene S's "The Case for Bluesky."

While DS periodically references some general history documents, most of the following is insufficiently sourced.

DS counters the concern about the distance between where Parker Adkins lived and where Cornstalk likely lived with the following:

Both Shawnee and white settlers would have likely used waterways for speedier transportation and that there were waterways between the Ohio Shawnee towns and where Parker Adkins lived.

What contemporaneous documentation describes the use of these waterways by white settlers and Native Americans?
If use of waterways was so prevalent, why did the Shawnee force-march their captives for days or weeks over land?

That Parker may have been a long hunter and trader with the Indians and if so, spent months away from home; related: that because there is evidence that some white traders mated with or took spouses from Native American communities with which they traded, that Parker must have also.

what do we know about the occupation of Parker and his family? What evidence exists that he was a long hunter or travelled from home to trade with the Shawnee?

That the Adkins may have been Quakers and because Quakers had good relations with Shawnee, then Cornstalk must have given one of this daughters to Parker in marriage.

What evidence exists that suggest any Adkinses were Quaker?
This theory totally disregards the Quaker practice, prevalent at this time and place, of not tolerating marriages with non-Quakers.)

That the Adkins families were excluded from those being massacred or kidnapped because they had family relations with the Shawnee.

Because general historical reports describe the practice of Native Americans mating with European women, then Cornstalk must therefore have mated with women of European origin, and that one of those women was the mother of Bluesky.

That 1st and 2nd generations following Parker (presumably in Charity's and Littelberry's lines) had Native American characteristics.

What characteristics were these? How do we know who had them?

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