SHORT STORIES: The Lumbee (In Progress): Lumbee

Lumbee homecoming attendees watch fireworks on July 7, 2018. The popular homecoming draws tens of thousands home to the small town of Pembroke, NC. The Lumbee tribe of eastern North Carolina is comprised of a people who’s native identity—however culturally rich—has been fought over for more than a century by a federal government that doesn’t see them fitting neatly into any racial category.
Lumbee

Lumbee homecoming attendees watch fireworks on July 7, 2018. The popular homecoming draws tens of thousands home to the small town of Pembroke, NC.

The Lumbee tribe of eastern North Carolina is comprised of a people who’s native identity—however culturally rich—has been fought over for more than a century by a federal government that doesn’t see them fitting neatly into any racial category.