Do the Rocky mountains have hillbillies like the Ozarks and Appalachians do?

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  • John
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Appalachia has a society that is called, and calls itself, hillbilly. Generally not a nice word anymore. In a more general way there are people living relatively off the grid in mountains all over the world. In the Rockies and elsewhere that I have been they call themselves "Mountain people". Simply put: Yes, there are people living a similar mountain lifestyle, all over the world. No, they aren't called by that name mostly.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    In the west they call themselves "survivalists" or "militiamen". 

  • 4 months ago

    There are some American natives that continue to live the way they have for centuries.  Some of them have jobs like other people.  They are definitely not "hillbilllies".

  • 4 months ago

    No, it's not a hillbilly culture here.

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  • 4 months ago

    Do try not to stereotype people. If you're looking for uneducated people, they're everywhere. The survivalist nuts tend to be in the northwest- Oregon, Wyoming, North and South Dakota. They are just as uneducated, anti-science, uncivilized as anyone ever was in the South. 

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    No. Not much worthwhile in the Rocky Mountains. It is just a dead divide for the most part.

    The Ozarks and Appalachians were Living Mountains, peopled by escapees from the British dominated & persecuted Scots, and Irish. The high-lands for the Scots.

    (Don Knotts, Jack Dempsey, Joanne Dru, Larry Groce, Steve Harvey, Fuzzy Knight, Soupy Sales, Blaze Starr, Pearl S. Buck, Chuck Yeager, Belle Boyd, et al)

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