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The Native American people of Robeson County NC have been in this one location since at least the 1730s according to written records in the State Archives. They are survivors of the European-sponsored decimation of Native American peoples that began with the smallpox epidemics of the 1500s, continued with the Anglo-Indian wars of the 1600s (Powhatan Revolt, 1622, and others), and the all-out wars of the early 1700s (Tuscarora War 1711-1715 in NC and Yemassee War 1715-1717 in SC), the French and Indian Wars in the mid-1700s -- all prior to the establishment of a "federal government" that "recognized" Native American tribes by conquering them after 1791 (e.g., the Removal era of the 1830s and other Eastern wars, Seminole, Cherokee, Chickamauga, ...). Unless you plan on UNrecognizing the Navaho or the Cherokee or Oneida and the other tribes, the federal government does not really have a righteous choice other than to recognize eastern tribes such as those in North Carolina.
http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/sh … HR_65.html
His comment on Lumbee recognition. He's an ex lawyer, and definitely from the South, I think, but I don't know where.
you tube of him
Evidentally he's helped the Lumbee.
Just looking at the site, to me, that's a lot of work, and the work of an honest and careful researcher.
http://books.google.com/books?id=vCQ4AA … mp;f=false
I agree Chevy, from what I saw just the maps alone are a great resource. Thanks for your research ma'am.