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The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery


Jamestown, the Lost Colony of Roanoke, and Plymouth Rock are central to America's mythic origin stories. Then, we are told, the main characters--the "friendly" Native Americans who met the settlers--disappeared. But the history of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina demands that we tell a different story. As the largest tribe east of the Mississippi and one of the largest in the country, the Lumbees have survived in their original homelands, maintaining a distinct identity as Indians in a biracial South. In this passionately written, sweeping work of history, Malinda Maynor Lowery narrates the ... More

Keywords: Lumbee, Native American history, American South, United States, North Carolina, Civil War, Jim Crow, Civil Rights movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469646374
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malinda Maynor Lowery, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill