Welcome to: The Lumbee Indians, An Annotated Bibliography

Lumbee Home

Croatoan Indian home, single story, wood with twin brick fireplace. Image provided by the N.C. Museum of History.

Lumbee home photo

Normal School 1910

Superintendent Edens and children at the Croatoan Normal School. Image provided by the N.C. Museum of History.

Croatoan Normal School, 1910

Locklear Brooks

A Croatoan Indian home, front view, with man and woman to right of door. Two young women at left. Image provided by the N.C. Museum of History.

A Croatoan Indian home

Prospect School 1926

Students of Prospect School, 1926. Image provided by the N.C. Museum of History.

Prospect School 1926

Lumbee Farm

Lumbee farm, with home and a horse-drawn wagon in background. Image provided by the N.C. Museum of History.

Lumbee farm

Washington Lowery Home

Home of Washington Lowery, with family in front; house is small, wood, with three men sitting in front; woman and child behind, seven children at left. Image provided by the N.C. Museum of History.

Home of Washington Lowery
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Notable Lumbee

Brantley Blue was the first official lawyer of Lumbee descent, after earning his degree from Pembroke State College and his doctorate from Cumberland University School of Law. He served as a city judge in Kingsport, Tennessee. In 1969, Blue was appointed as the Commissioner of the Indian Claims Commission by President Richard Nixon. He was the only American Indian ever appointed to the commission. He later served as special counsel to Native American Consultants Inc. and as an administrative law judge for the Department of Labor. In 1979, Blue passed away at 53 from a heart attack.

October 11, 1925 – August 2, 1979

[Entry written 10/03/2016]

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