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Interview with Panthia Locklear

May 7, 2010

Interview with Panthia Locklear who is a teacher at the Odum Home Question: Can you give us some history of the Odum Home? Answer: The Odum Home was originally meant for all kids that didn’t have parents. Now its for … Continued

Shane Locklear #8

May 7, 2010

This week we read David E. Wilkins Breaking into the Intergovernmental Matrix: The Lumbee tribes efforts to secure federal acknowledgement. In this article Wilkins discusses the concept of being politically recognized by the federal and state government. This recognition is … Continued

Shane Locklear #7

April 20, 2010

The readings for this week are from Christopher Arris Oakley’s “When Carolina Indians Went on the Warpath” The Media, the Klan, and the Lumbees of North Carolina. This essay describes the riot in Maxton after the KKK attempted to gather … Continued

Shane Locklear #2

March 30, 2010

Shifting Boundaries of Race and Ethnicity: Indian-Black Intermarriage in Southern New England, 1760-1880 by Daniel R. Mandell is an elaborate look into the lives of Indians in southern New England during the 18th century. As Mandell cultivates this insight he … Continued

Shane Locklear #3

March 30, 2010

Chapter 2 of Karen Blu’s book “The Lumbee Problem” focuses on two important aspects regarding the history of the Lumbee people: Where did they come from? And what were they like before. Blu presumes to answer these two questions by … Continued

Shane Locklear- Response #6

March 23, 2010

The readings for this week were the preface and introduction of Malinda Maynor Lowerys’ book Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation: Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South. The book explains how the Indians of Robeson County, North … Continued

“Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South” is available

March 8, 2010

Students: You can now pick up your copy of “Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South” at the UNC Bookstore!! It’s finally here! Also, see my website, for more info and updates on the book!

Kasey Oxendine #5

February 22, 2010

James Taylor Carson, “The Obituary of Nations’’: Ethnic Cleansing, Memory, and the Origins of the Old South In James Carson’s essay, The Obituary of Nations, he describes the atrocities Indians experienced as a result of government policies as an ethnic … Continued

Shane Locklear- #4

February 16, 2010

Lumbee Kinship, Community, and the Success of the Red Banks Mutual Association By Ryan K. Anderson In looking for an additional source for research topic of kinship and adoption I wanted a concrete example of when Lumbee kinship was implemented. … Continued

Kristen Gnau #3

February 11, 2010

Not being from Robeson County like some of my classmates, I was unsure of how Lumbee views on community differed from my own.  Karen Blu’s article, “Where Do You Stay At?” really helped me better understand the Lumbee idea of … Continued