“UNCP professor publishes new text on North Carolina Indians.” Carolina Indian Voice 1 April 1999:4.
Description of a new book by Thomas Ross, geography professor at UNC-Pembroke. American Indians in North Carolina: geographic interpretations (item ROSS001) devotes a chapter to the Lumbee as well as to each other major tribe in the state. Ross calls North Carolina’s Indians “Phoenix Indians” because of their revival in population in the late twentieth century. There were around 50,000 Indians in the state at the time of European contact, but only 1,516 accounted for in the 1860 census. The 1990 census lists over 80,000, and there will probably be 100,000 by the 2000 census.