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If you are as geeked out on history as I am, then you already know about the History News Networks Top 100 Young Historians feature, edited by Bonnie Goodman. I am proud to be part of this growing list of terrific historians and I thank Bonnie and whoever nominated me for making it possible!

See the article here, sporting a super-old photo!

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Troubles Decolonizing a Colonial History now on the First Peoples/New Directions Publishing Initiative Website!

Thank you Abby Mogollon!

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Much work in the the field of Native American history has centered on Indians’ relationships with European colonizers and the U.S. government, perhaps rightly so. As historians, we are trained to analyze primarily the written word, words written mostly by colonizers. And while some scholars have done remarkable oral histories and ethnographies of Native communities, a history based on oral sources or indigenous knowledge is not automatically more relevant to Indian communities, just because it avoids the colonizers’ words. Sources don’t by themselves make Indian history more relevant to Indian people. We have to put the information we gather to work, or history forever remains a telling about an other, rather than an authentic rendering of a truth about human nature and societies.

Dr. Lowery shared photos from her book during a lecture at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke in April.

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Thank you to Kay Grismer and The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC for a warm welcome and terrific book reading and discussion on June 17, 2010! I had a wonderful time, met some distant kin, and made new friends.

From The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC

By Kay Grismer – Wednesday, June 16, 2010

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

The Native Americans who have lived along the Lumber River in Robeson County for generations may have been given names to identify their “tribe”— “Croatan,” “Cherokee,” “Siouan” and “Lumbee” — but their collective identity as a “People” does not come from the “outside.”

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This article was written by D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch and Who’s Talking on 1360 WCHL Radio. It appeared in the Thomasville Times on May 4, 2010.

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Are you trying to make sense out of the latest news from the Lumbee Tribe?

According to news reports, the Lumbee Tribal Council has approved a contract with a Nevada-based lobbying firm that will attempt to persuade Congress to grant the tribe full recognition without any restrictions on gambling ventures.

A bill granting recognition but restricting gambling has passed the House of Representatives and has been waiting on action by the Senate.

The shocker in the new contract with Lewin International is a provision that would require the (more…)

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I am very grateful that “Who’s Talking with DG Martin” on WCHL 1030 AM Radio is playing an interview on LUMBEE INDIANS IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH Wednesday 4/28 at 6 pm and 10 pm. Topics covered include Lumbee Recognition, race, and much more! Get the download after the show at http://www.1360wchl.com/listenwide.html?showname=dgpodcast

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Thank you to the wonderful faculty and staff at UNC-Pembroke for making this a wonderful event! The event was held as part of the Native American Speakers’ Series, sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies. Co-sponsors of the event were also the First Peoples/New Directions Initiative and the UNC-P Office of Advancement. I was truly nervous, honored, and humbled to have an opportunity to present my work in this forum.

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Original Article: http://www.uncp.edu/news/2010/malinda_maynor_lowery.htm

Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery introduced her newly published book, “Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation” (UNC Press; 2010; 339 pages), on April 13 at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. (more…)

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I’m very pleased and honored to be a guest blogger for First Peoples Publishing Initiative! Today they’ve posted reflections and reporting on the Lumbee tribal council’s recent shift in their federal recognition strategy. There are many parallels with the past…and as William Faulkner may have said, “the past is not dead, it’s not even past.”

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