Category Archives: Lumbee

1887 Croatan Indian Petition Signers

In 1887, the Croatan Indians, now the Lumbee, petitioned the state legislature to establish a normal school to train Indian teachers for the county’s tribal schools. With state permission, they raised the requisite funds, along with some state assistance, which … Continue reading

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Mob Raitously Assembled in Bladen County, 1773

On December 18, 1773 the Governor sent a message to the Assembly enclosing a letter from Archibald McKissack, a justice of Bladen County, “relative to a number of free negroes and mulattoes who infest that county and annoy its inhabitants.” … Continue reading

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Wanted – Henry Berry Lowery – $300 Reward

Henry Berry Lowery is a well-known villain or hero, depending on your perspective.  He is clearly a legendary ancestor of the tribe now called the Lumbee.  Lots has been written about Henry.  One point of contention is whether or not he survived … Continue reading

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Lost Colony, Hyde County and Lumbee Berry Families

I am very hopeful that one of our subscribers can help solve this mystery.  As you will see, several of the Lost Colony Research Group are working on this project, but we currently need Berry family members from both Robison and Hyde … Continue reading

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Fayetteville Observer 1885 Croatan Article

This article was written by Roberta Estes and originally published in the Lost Colony Research Group Newsletter. http://www.lostcolonyresearch.org Thanks to our member Chris for posting this article in our Yahoo group.  I’ve taken the liberty of transcribing it here.  Please note that … Continue reading

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Robeson County, NC 1840 Petition Regarding “Free Colored”

Hat tip to Phyllis for this important document.  Thank you so much.  I had heard rumors of this document for years, but was never able to nail down a source, until now. The people of Robeson County, North Carolina petitioned … Continue reading

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Paul Heinegg’s Native Heritage Introduction

Paul Heinegg on his website http://www.freeafricanamericans.com provides the following (extracted) introductory material focused primarily on the records involving Native Americans in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. After the Civil War, light-skinned African Americans who owned land in the Southeast did not fit … Continue reading

Posted in Croatoan, Delaware, East Indians (from India), Lumbee, Maryland, Nanticote, North Carolina, Piscataway, Virginia, Wesorts | 7 Comments

A Report on Research of Lumbee Origins by Robert K. Thomas – Part 18 – Appendix

The final segment of Robert K. Thomas’s Report of Research on Lumbee Origins.  This was transcribed from a photocopy of an original report at the Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC in June of 2012.   Any comments I have will be … Continue reading

Posted in Cheraw, Coharie, Haliwa, Hatteras, Lumbee, Person County Indians, Powhatan, Waccamaw | 8 Comments

A Report on Research of Lumbee Origins by Robert K. Thomas – Part 17 – Conclusion

A continuation of Robert K. Thomas’s Report of Research on Lumbee Origins.  This was transcribed from a photocopy of an original report at the Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC in June of 2012.   Any comments I have will be … Continue reading

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A Report on Research of Lumbee Origins by Robert K. Thomas – Part 16 – Lumbee Identify – The White Perspective

A continuation of Robert K. Thomas’s Report of Research on Lumbee Origins.  This was transcribed from a photocopy of an original report at the Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC in June of 2012.   Any comments I have will be … Continue reading

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