Guyton, Nanette. “Helms Is at Odds with Lumbee Recognition Petitioners.” Robesonian 31 May 1989: 1.
Helms refuses to back any departure from the BIA recognition process. Lumbee Bill supporters accuse him of a flip-flop because he introduced a similar bill in 1975 (see entry 1369). BIA officials note that the petition process did not exist then.