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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

Chris Burris #8

April 28, 2010

David E. Wilkins’ article “Breaking Into the Intergovernmental Matrix:  The Lumbee Tribe’s Efforts to Secure Federal Acknowledgement” investigates the Lumbee tribe’s attempts to gain federal recognition and the concurrent federal benefits by examining both the Lumbee’s motivations and the major … 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- Source-Post #4

February 16, 2010

Stilling, Glenn Ellen Starr. “Lumbee Indians.” Encyclopedia of North Carolina. Ed. William S. Powell. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2006. Pages 699-703. In her book Nowhere Else on Earth, Josephine Humphreys provides insight into the discrimination Lumbee’s faced … Continued

Kristen Gnau #1

January 26, 2010

Before I dive into a more specific area of Lumbee culture for the semester, I am finding it helpful to get a bit of an overview of Lumbee political and cultural history.  For someone just starting research on the Lumbee … Continued

Observations on a Lumbee Funeral

January 18, 2010

This weekend I went to Pembroke to attend the wake (aka “visitation” or “settin’ up”) and funeral service for Rev. Julian Ransom, a Lumbee Holiness Methodist preacher with an amazing record of community service, impeccable character, and true leadership. He … Continued