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The Tribe That Stayed: The Lumbee Indians

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Pembroke, NC, where many residents are Lumbee.

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is something of an outlier among Native Americans.  Lumbee are still in their original territory; they were not marched off to an unknown land like so many other eastern tribes. 

They have survived in the area through Civil War, Reconstruction, and segregation, but do not get full recognition from the federal government. 

Malinda Maynor Lowery recounts the tribe's history in The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle.  The author shares the story.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.
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