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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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You are invited to come to a lunchtime roundtable exploring Lumbee history in the Jim Crow era featuring a panel of distinguished community members, including:

Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, Department of American Indian Studies, UNC-Pembroke

Mr. Blake Tyner, Robeson County History Museum

Mr. Garth Locklear, Lumbee Veteran and Historian

Mr. Elisha Locklear, Tuscarora Veteran and Historian

Ms. Tasha Oxendine, Lumbee Folklorist

I will also be reading from my book, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South. The event is on June 26 from 12-2 at the BSU House in Pembroke. Copies of the book will be available for sale at a special discount. This lunch is free and open to the public. Sponsored by:

Department of American Indian Studies, UNC-Pembroke

First Peoples/New Directions Publishing Initiative

University of North Carolina Press

Lumbee Guaranty Bank

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