Jenkins, Venita. “Separate Lumbee group exists online.” Fayetteville Observer Sunday, 20 May 2001.
Milton Hunt, chairperson of the Lumbee Tribal Council, has just become aware of the United Lumbee Nation of North Carolina and America, Inc. This group, headquartered in Shasta County, north-central California, considers itself a breakaway group from North Carolina Lumbees. It was founded in 1976. [See The Lumbee Indians: an annotated bibliography, pages 120-122, for more details.] The United Lumbee Nation's Web site has linked to the LRDA Web site in the past. Now, the United Lumbee Nation's Cougar Band, headquartered in Texas, has a site (http://lumbeecougarband.org) which links to the Lumbee Tribe's site. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a final determination, in 1985, that the United Lumbee Nation's petition for federal recognition did not satisfy five of the BIA's seven criteria, thus federal recognition was not granted (see The Lumbee Indians: an annotated bibliography, items 965 and 966.