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Lumbee Culture and History

As a complement to our Lumbee language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Lumbee people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Lumbee history is interesting and important, but the Lumbees are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Lumbee Websites

Lumbee Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Lumbee Indian language.
Lumbee Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Lumbee culture.
Lumbee Legends:
    Collection of Lumbee Indian legends and folktales.

Tribal and Community Links

Lumbee Tribe:
    Home page for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, with news and community resources.
Lumbee Regional Development Association:
    Lumbee news, events, and culture and history articles from a Pembroke-based Lumbee organization.
Coastal Carolina Indian Center:
    Organization working to preserve Tuscarora, Powhatan, Cheraw and Croatoan culture and traditions.
Lumbee Homecoming:
    Homepage of the Miss Lumbee beauty pageants.

Maps of Lumbee Lands

North Carolina Indian Map * Virginia Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Lumbee Indians and their neighbors.

Lumbee Lifestyle and Traditions

Redheart's Tribute to the Lumbee:
    Resources, information, issues, and links about the Lumbee Indians.
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina:
    Overview of Lumbee culture and history.
The Algonquian Indians of North Carolina:
    History and culture of the Roanoke-Hatteras and Mattamuskeet Indians.
Lumbee Culture:
    Lumbee gospel, patchwork, and other cultural heritage.
Lumbee Powwow Dancing * Lumbee Pow Wow Pictures * Lumbee Pow-Wow:
    Photo galleries and videos from Lumbee powwows.
Carolina Algonquian Clothing * American Indian Clothes * Headbands * Indian Hair Styles:
    Sketches and photographs of traditional Powhatan and Lumbee costume.
Lumbee Recipes:
    Lumbee Indian recipes.
Native American Religions:
    Advice for people researching traditional Lumbee religion and other American Indian spirituality.
Lumbee Legends:
    Lumbee Indian folktales and traditional stories.
Lorna McNeill:
    Lumbee Indian and first Native American Miss North Carolina.

Lumbee Literature and Arts

Native American Authors: Lumbee Tribe:
    Four Lumbee authors, their life and work.
Lumbee: In Touch With The Earth:
    Interview with Barbara Braveboy-Locklear, a Lumbee Indian storyteller.
American Indian Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Lumbee and other native art.

Lumbee Politics, Issues and News

Because It Is Right:
    Argument for the federal recognition of the Lumbee nation.
Lumbee Indians Seek Official Recognition:
    Article about the Lumbee Indian quest for federal recognition.
Lumbee Petition:
    Online petition seeking federal recognition for the Lumbee Indians.

Lumbee History and Biography

Lumbee History:
    Historical timeline of the Lumbees.
The Lumbees and the Lost Colony * Lost Colony?:
    History of the Lumbee people and the "lost colony" of Roanoke.
Henry Berry Lowrie * Henry Berry Lowrie:
    Sites about Henry Berry Lowrie, the 'Lumbee Robin Hood'.
Spiritual Journey of a Lumbee Granddaughter:
    Lumbee woman's personal family history including old photos and oral history from her grandmother.
Historic Lumbee Picture Gallery:
    Old photographs of Lumbee Indians and their lifestyle.

Lumbee Genealogical Links

Robeson County, NC Indian Cemeteries:
    Genealogical information from North Carolina Indian cemetaries.
Ancestor Search:
    Online lookup of Lumbee and other Indian records through the Archives genealogy service.
Lumbee Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Lumbee Indian descendants.
From Virginia to Alabama and Beyond:
    Family genealogy of a part-Lumbee southern family.
Lumbee Indians:
    Family history and genealogical links from a Lumbee descendent.
Native American Heritage:
    Direction for those seeking Lumbee and other American Indian ancestors.

Books for sale on the Lumbees

The Only Land I Know:
    Adolph Dial's definitive book on his people the Lumbee Indians.
Nowhere Else on Earth:
    Historical fiction about Henry Berry Lowery and his young wife.
Herbal Remedies of the Lumbee Indians:
    Book by two Lumbee authors on the native herbalism of their people.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about the Lumbees and Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Lumbee:
   Encyclopedia entry about the Lumbee Indians.
  Tribus Siouan de Carolina * Algonquinos de Carolina:
  Information about the Lumbees in Spanish.



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