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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

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

Kristen Gnau #6

March 23, 2010

This week’s reading was from Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery’s (newly released!) Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South.  In the preface, she introduces the book as a look at how Lumbee Identity has been formed over time.  This formation of … 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

Kasey Oxendine #6

March 23, 2010

Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South By Malinda Maynor Lowery In her book Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South, Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery explores how the identities of the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County were shaped in Robeson … Continued

Reflection 2

March 12, 2010

Full Blood, Mixed Blood, Generic, and Ersatz: The Problem of Indian Identity All three of these articles detail miscegenation amongst Indian groups. Johnson’s Personality in a White-Indian-Negro community describes the Croatan Indians of Robeson County, which according to him are … Continued

Autumn Locklear #5

February 23, 2010

Relationship Violence by Women: Issues and Implications “The Obituary of Nations” Ethnic Cleansing, Memory, and the Origins of the Old South discusses how the expulsion of Native Americans played such an integral role in Southern History, yet many Americans choose … Continued

Kristen Gnau #5

February 23, 2010

            James Taylor Carson frames his article, “The Obituary of Nations’: Ethnic Cleansing, Memory, and the Origins of the Old South,” around the 1830 Indian Removal Bill.  He begins by quoting Richard H. Wilde of Georgia who believed that progress … Continued