Lumbee Problem The Making of an American Indian People

ISBN-10: 0803261977

ISBN-13: 9780803261976

Edition: 2001

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The Lumbee Problem traces the political and legal history of the Indians of Robeson County, arguing that Lumbee political activities have been powerfully affected by the interplay between their own and others conceptions of who they are.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Why the Lumbee?
Why should the Lumbee be of any general interest?
What kind of evidence is cited?
Robeson County today
Where did they come from and what were they like before?
Where did they come from?
What were they like before?
What changed and how?
Underlying conditions
Leaders and tactics
Identity conflict and change
What are they trying to do now?
County politics
The coalition
Who do they say they are?
How do Indians talk about themselves?
Traditions expressive of Indianness
Other behavioral qualities of Indianness
What difference does who they say they are make?
Membership in the Lumbee community
Black, White, and Indian identity concepts
Where does the Lumbee problem lead?
The "Lumbee problem" and American ethnicity
Ideas of "race" and "ethnic group" in America
How useful is the concept of "ethnicity"?
Toward understanding
Events in Lumbee political history
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