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By: Oxendine, Linda
Dr. Linda Oxendine mentions in this essay that Adolph Dial “would take every opportunity to share information about the Lumbees, whether in a formal setting or in general conversation.” I am grateful that he was generous with his time and expertise when I was writing my book, The Lumbee Indians: An Annotated Bibliography (1994). He met with me numerous times—answering questions, helping me locate sources, showing me memorabilia and family photographs, and always communicating his support of my work. I was honored that he wrote the foreword to my book.
From the annotation...
Linda Oxendine, professor emeritus and former chairperson of UNC-Pembroke's American Indian Studies program, reflects on the commitments and contributions of Adolph L. Dial, her maternal uncle.
Brantley Blue was the first official lawyer of Lumbee descent, after earning his degree from Pembroke State College and his doctorate from Cumberland University School of Law. He served as a city judge in Kingsport, Tennessee. In 1969, Blue was appointed as the Commissioner of the Indian Claims Commission by President Richard Nixon. He was the only American Indian ever appointed to the commission. He later served as special counsel to Native American Consultants Inc. and as an administrative law judge for the Department of Labor. In 1979, Blue passed away at 53 from a heart attack.
October 11, 1925 – August 2, 1979
[Entry written 10/03/2016]
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