Along the Robeson Trail (column)

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Knick, Stanley. “Along the Robeson Trail (column).” Carolina Indian Voice 11 March 1999: 4.


Useful discussion which focuses on Lumbee sense of identity as a trait which makes them similar to other tribes. Knick sees this “sense of belonging” as perhaps the most central and distinctive Lumbee trait. This sense of identity functions at the level of tribe and community as well as the level of individual. It is not a quantitative trait, and it is not always observable (since people and groups within the tribe will differ in opinion). It comes strongly into play when the tribe is challenged, as in the 1958 Ku Klux Routing.

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