Aunt Sophie. The values of the Appalachians are less modern than the customs of some bigger cities in America. Some uniformed people refer to the mountain people of Appalachia as hicks, rednecks, and hillbillies. Some people believe that Appalachians are uneducated. This is because it took a few generations to get schools when the new settlers came. 1925, University of Oregon Libraries.
Migrant family from Arkansas playing hillbilly songs at a Farm Security Administration emergency migratory camp in Calipatria, California. This 1939 photo was taken by Dorothea Lange who was traveling the country under the commission of the Farm Security Administration. Her photographs helped humanize the struggle of American families during the Great Depression.