Henige, David. “Origin Traditions of American Racial Isolates: A Case of Something Borrowed.” Appalachian Journal 11.3 (Spring 1984): 201-13.
See pp. 204-207. Well-documented survey of the ebb and flow of support for the Lost Colony theory since McMillan’s 1888 work. Finds “no good evidence at all” of the theory among Lumbees prior to McMillan. Through feedback, it became “subsumed into, and subsequently often ... indistinguishable from, pristine ‘oral tradition’.”