SHORT STORIES: The Lumbee (In Progress): Lumbee

The Lumber River flows gently through the town of Pembroke, NC on July 22, 2018. The Lumbee tribe takes its name from the dark colored water that runs through the land. 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

The Lumber River flows gently through the town of Pembroke, NC on July 22, 2018. The Lumbee tribe takes its name from the dark colored water that runs through the land.

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.