A History of the Lumbee Tribe and Political Protest in North Carolina

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has a long history of struggle, protest, and resistance to white supremacy and its social effects. Introduction It may not have seemed unusual when a protest in support of Black lives and against police brutality moved through the town of Pembroke, North Carolina, in late June and faced off[…]

The Lumbee: Indigenous Peoples of North Carolina in Baltimore

A folklorist is working to preserve the history of a unique, urban community of the Lumbee. A few years ago, I invited a group of students to go on a short walking tour of the Lumbee Indian community of East Baltimore. Lumbee are indigenous to North Carolina but have been present in Baltimore since at[…]