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By: Barton, Bruce
Readers interested in learning about the Lumbee Tribe, whether from a journalistic, historical, or scholarly perspective, have lost a strong, articulate voice and a prolific writer. Bruce Barton died on July 9, 2016. This book shows the broad scope of his documentation of the Lumbee experience through the newspaper he founded, The Carolina Indian Voice. It also shows the two voices he ably presented as a journalist: boldly confronting problems and injustices in "As I See It," and exploring the same situations in a leisurely, more tempered style, reminding readers to look back at the past and work to protect the future, as "Ol' Reasonable Locklear."
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Reprints 132 installments of “As I See It ” and 19 of “Musings.” Topics range widely, but many entries deal with double voting, Old Main, county schools, politics, Indians in the criminal justice system, and relations between Pembroke State University (now UNC-Pembroke) and the town of Pembroke.
Arlinda Locklear has spent nearly forty years in the practice of Native American law. Working for the Native American Rights Fund, and later for Patton Boggs LLP, she has defended Native American tribes in federal and state claims related to treaty land and water rights and to tribal jurisdiction on reservations. She has also established a national reputation regarding federal acknowledgment of Native American tribes. She testified before Congress in 1988 (while representing the Lumbee Tribe) on the need for better procedures for federal acknowledgment, and again in 1989, recommending approval of the Indian Federal Acknowledgment Administrative Procedures Act of 1989. From 1987 through March 2010, she represented the Lumbee Tribe pro bono in its efforts to obtain full federal acknowledgment. Locklear was born September 9, 1951, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
[Entry written 08/2012]