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This Flickr photostream connects to pictures of our recent field trip to the Lumbee, Catawba, and Eastern Band Cherokee communities for our NEH Summer Seminar.

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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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This is one of 9 videos of Lumbee attorney Arlinda Locklear, in her public talk at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 28, 2010. It provides a thorough and accurate view from an national expert in Indian law on the status and import of Lumbee federal recognition.

Arlinda Locklear on Lumbee Federal Recognition

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On July 15, 2010, UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now program aired a thorough and accurate story on Lumbee recognition. Reporter Rob Holliday interviewed me along with Professor Mary Ann Jacobs (UNC-Pembroke), Professor Walt Wolfram (N.C. State), Tribal Chairman Purnell Swett, and others. You can view the story here.

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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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