Knick, Stanley. “Along the Robeson Trail (column).” Carolina Indian Voice 18 February 1999: 5.
Discusses the fact that the Lumbee descend from an amalgamation of Native peoples from three language families (eastern Siouan, Algonkian, and Iroquoian), causing them to be described by a colonial agent in 1754 as “a mixt crew.” These three language families also had different gene pools, so the individuals looked different from each other. By 1754, many Native groups were moving and intermixing because epidemics and the intrusions of other cultures forced then to do so to survive. Modern Lumbee people do not all look alike, just as Caucasians and African Americans do not all look alike.