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H.R. 27, The Lumbee Recognition Act (8001 comments ↓)

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H.R. 27 would provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

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Sam s

January 20, 2011, 8:36pm (report abuse)

so the no indians start up again maybe lumbee should hire a real anthropologist instead of politicians and you know denile aint just a river.Lumbi of the congo is a better connection.

Stan

January 21, 2011, 1:26pm (report abuse)

gotta be against since they have no real historical record or language and ties to the cheraw dont exist the group tied to the cheraws are the catawba not lumbee.

arnold v

January 26, 2011, 1:53pm (report abuse)

this self identified group has yet to present hatd evidence that they are native and has failed historical genealogical and Dna test that show native american heritage and since the lumbee have no language or indian culture or customs and are completely assimilated and have always identified as white or mulatto its seems ridiculous that they are even overstating indian heritage big time so I don't see how tax payers can shell out over 800million to them if this bill sb 31 or 27 were to pass so I say no way!!!!

Treyson

January 31, 2011, 2:56pm (report abuse)

[QUOTE who="BROWNMAN20"]Native Americans do not consider them Native. Go on youtube and read their comments. Lumbees They are mixed with black, white, and native, and many look like this. My friend told me that a lot want to be full blood.[/QUOTE] The Lumbee have no indianlanguage customs and have no more indian dna than the average anglo american about 1 or 2percent. there is a Lumbe or Lumbi river in the congo africa where the name Lumbi is quite common I believe the president of the Congo is Mr.Lumbi .maybe that's why they called the river Lumbee instaed of Lumber cause it reminded them of their African homeland.Lumbee dna is majority euro and african R1 and L3 about 96percent and an insignificant other.no indian language or customs.governors colonial survey listed no indians in robeson and it was correct.

walter R

February 18, 2011, 4:04pm (report abuse)

Not really native american indians just a group of completely assimilated no language no history people looking for free money and a casino.

True Native!

April 8, 2011, 10:03pm (report abuse)

Sam and Stan we have done this before and I really wished you would stop copying and pasting your comments. You say the same thing on multiple newspapers and discussion boards. You should really create some new ones that are not supported with numerous maybes! Apparently you know nothing of our people. The Lumbee are a confederation of multiple Native American tribes not African tribes. I have told you before that I have traced my people to the Cheraw, Saponi, Pamunkey, Nanesmond, and Tuscarora tribes. I can produce documents to support my argument and not a bunch of maybes. I have an undergraduate degree in History and in American Indian Studies, a graduate degree in education, and I have studied the Lumbee for almost 30 years. What you have to say about our people is nothing more than political propaganda. Keep your money but give my children their respect!

True Native!

April 8, 2011, 10:17pm (report abuse)

@Walter: We started pursuing federal recognition in 1885 after receiving state recognition and in 1952 congress recognized the tribe as a Native American tribe but neglected to treat us as other recognized tribes. That happened because the federal government was terminating even recognized tribes at that time. They wanted to get out of “Indian Business” when the Lumbee bill went before congress. The Lumbee/Cheraw pursuing federal recognition is a quest that is over a hundred years old. It did not start in the 1970’s with the invention of the casino!

True Native

April 8, 2011, 10:24pm (report abuse)

@Treyson: The Lumbee DNA project does support Native (Saponi) blood among the Lumbee but you people never seem to mention that. The evidence that you use against us really supports us. Thank you.

Warrior

April 9, 2011, 11:15pm (report abuse)

Some of you people act like us Lumbees just WANT the money, when actually we NEED it. Many of our elders and other native peoples are homeless and hungry. Not only that we deserve it, in my opnion, after, yes, being asssimliated by European invaders to the point of losing our native language and most of our customs. It is pale skined peoples fault we sadly lost our language not our, because were forced to learn English. Sometimes I wish the tables had turned and instead Natives would have colonized Europe and you all would be fighting over whose a real Frenchman or Italian. That would be funny.

Ryan Locklear

April 9, 2011, 11:38pm (report abuse)

Yall will never know the truth about Natives if you wanna know the truth then go talk to a full blooded native and see the truth ....yall dont know anything yall get what yall want so we should to where no differnt then anyone else

Ryan Locklear

April 10, 2011, 12:42am (report abuse)

If yall actually did your research and new wht you where talking about you might have made sum sense but clearly you know nothing about Natives .....and just need to be quiet and let the real people handle it the ones who know what there talking about unlike yall

Kayla Dove

April 10, 2011, 9:01am (report abuse)

They didn't have but a choice but to put "white" or "mulatto". Lumbees are no dfferent from any other Native American tribe, nor are they different from any other federally recognized tribe. Therefore, they deserve the same recognition. If you research you will find many good facts about the Lumbee tribe you will see, just because the Lumbees are a unique tribe, it doesn't mean they are not true Native Americans!

Miranda oxendine

April 10, 2011, 2:24pm (report abuse)

I vote recognition!!!!

Wanda Johnson

April 10, 2011, 4:43pm (report abuse)

I vote Recognition !

Sebastian Locklear

April 10, 2011, 5:30pm (report abuse)

I vote Recognition!

Jasmine Ross

April 10, 2011, 5:48pm (report abuse)

I Vote Recognition!!!

Larissa Cummings

April 10, 2011, 6:35pm (report abuse)

I vote Recognition!

All these years we've been fighting I feel like we deserve full recognition. We are one of the largest Native American tribes, yet not many people know about our struggles and culture.

&& Stan; If you actually knew what you where talking about you'd know we do have history, take time out && look it up. If our tribe hadn't of went through genocide and assimilation then we would still have our language. I would greatly appreciate it if would learn more about what your talking about and then try to discuss or argue your point. Don't talk theories and try to argue and say they are facts.

&& Walter R : Your comment is completely disrespectful and I'd like for you to be intelligent about the topic, we are a tribe .. not a "Group" and we are not looking for "Free Money" we're looking for the respect we deserve as a Native American tribe, please do your research, you are very unaware and illiterate.

Larissa Cummings

April 10, 2011, 6:36pm (report abuse)

&& you would think more of you commenting this would be more worried about their grammar instead of putting a tribe down.

Jisela Cummings

April 10, 2011, 6:37pm (report abuse)

Full Recognition!

Rebecca

April 10, 2011, 6:47pm (report abuse)

i vote recognition.

Amber Hammonds

April 10, 2011, 7:08pm (report abuse)

I Vote Recognition!!!!!

Tammy Clark

April 10, 2011, 7:23pm (report abuse)

I VOTE RECOGNITION

Mike Thompson

April 10, 2011, 7:36pm (report abuse)

I love Native Americans. They deserve this

E QUICK

April 10, 2011, 8:45pm (report abuse)

I VOTE RECOGNITION! EVERYONE ELSE GETS IT! Y NOT US????

mother earth

April 10, 2011, 10:31pm (report abuse)

keep the comments coming young bloods i am so proud you have found your voice THAT'S RIGHT STAND UP FOR YOUR PEOPLE.......RECOGNITION

Kayann Jones

April 10, 2011, 11:57pm (report abuse)

I VOTE RECOGNITION

we deserve for ever one to see the real us, and not for all the other people that dont know nothing about lumbees see what has really been going on.

Lumbee for life

April 10, 2011, 11:59pm (report abuse)

Natives have fought assimilation for a very long time, and still are fighting it. Lumbees have to fight for the little we have. why should we ask for permission to do anything? money or not. i don't need papers to show that i am a native american. African decent? no. sorry try again. i looked up my ancestors and most of them were from england. if the Europeans would have never came here, we wouldn't have this problem. i refuse to be someones property. i will stand up for what is right. recognition all the way! my people deserve it.

Anonymous

April 11, 2011, 12:32am (report abuse)

In response to all the individuals who are against this bill or the ones who feel that the Lumbee race is not valid. The comments are biased and offensive, they make no sense. The validity of your opposition is based on false pretenses. Why comment on a topic that you obviously have no clue about? Your comments could easily be proven wrong with factual information. We do have a history, take the time to look it up and then try to make a valid oppositional point. As a Lumbee Indian, being recognized is not about the money, it is about being recognized for who we are. We are a people that indeed have many unique cultures. We are capable of achieving anything that we set our minds to. So with or without your help one day we will be recognized, you can like it or not.

True Native

April 11, 2011, 1:52pm (report abuse)

We have been recorded as Indians since the late 1600’s, and every test or exam the government has subjected us to has proven that we are of Indigenous heritage. References to Cheraw Indians with common Lumbee surnames have appeared in North and South Carolina newspapers since the early 1700’s including Robeson and the surrounding counties. This mulatto name was designated to any nonwhite in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina in the late 1700’s through the late 1800’s even on some on the reservations. This mulatto term was nothing more than a scheme by census takers to retain tax advantages and in essence insight a bureaucratic genocide on a people to abrogate later land claims. The ancestors of the Lumbee never ever ask to be listed as mulatto and, at the time, most could not read to tell a difference.

True Native

April 11, 2011, 1:54pm (report abuse)

Your problem is the money or the casino? We started this process 85 years before the concept of a casino was conceived and when you talk like you know more about us than we do you should get your facts straight. The Cherokee had to start teaching their language in their school because it was in danger of becoming extinct. By the way, those unions of black and whites in the 1600’s that you seem to think created 60,000 Lumbee people are really the ancestors of approximately 18,000,000 white citizens. Maybe you should ask them for their white status back.

Thank you,

Proud Lumbee/Cheraw

Crystal Mcmillan

April 11, 2011, 4:57pm (report abuse)

I Vote Recognition!!!

Luciell

April 11, 2011, 5:47pm (report abuse)

I Vote Recognition !!!!!!!!!

Brooke Lowery

April 11, 2011, 8:12pm (report abuse)

I vote Recognition !

anonymous

April 11, 2011, 9:14pm (report abuse)

All the racist people that voted against it need 2 have a reality check & go on somewhere. Your just hating on us Lumbee's an yall kno yall want 2 be one of us so dont get it twisted. (LUMBEE POWER)

Little Man

April 11, 2011, 11:02pm (report abuse)

Recognition Now

Luis Guzman

April 11, 2011, 11:46pm (report abuse)

@Walter:

"Not really native american indians just a group of completely assimilated no language no history people looking for free money and a casino" Your ignorance is disturbing, you know the Lumbee have been seeking recognition since before the casinos sprung up. Come on man, don't go on wikipedia and then spread your stereo typical ignorance here. I'm not Lumbee, so my opinion isn't biased, my opinion, (unlike some uneducated people) is based upon facts and valuable sources. The Lumbee need recognition, and the only points for not giving recognition that I've seen here are "they just want money" , or "they're not even real Indians" Clearly you have no knowledge over the subject and are limited to wikipedia and or a very biased source. You have no valid reasons for saying they don't deserve recognition, it's just textbook ignorance, seriously, grow up and realize what you're saying.

Clearly voting for it.

Amber Johnson

April 11, 2011, 11:53pm (report abuse)

I vote recognition because everybody else is recognized except for us and that's completely unfair. If the African American's or Hispanics weren't recognized, I guarantee they would want the same thing. Therefore, we native americans (not only lumbees) should be recognized for everything accomplished and done.

Indian Angel

April 12, 2011, 1:16am (report abuse)

I VOTE RECOGNITION TO THE FULLEST...PEOPLE SAY THAT LUMBEES AREN'T TRUE INDIANS. WELL I HAVE TO DISAGREE TO ALL THOSE NAH SAYERS BECAUSE I'M LUMBEE AND I'M 100% INDIAN HUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

April 12, 2011, 7:26am (report abuse)

Those comments are very disrespectful and full of ignorance. The ones that said there just looking for money and casinos is just ridiculous and ignorant.you are just believing one thing you hear but if you took the time to look at everything available out there for research you will see there is always another story and the lumbee's deserve the recognition.they have been through a lot in the past hundred years and they deserve as much recognition as everyone else does!!

Nicole Cummings Lumbee Princess

April 12, 2011, 11:08am (report abuse)

I dont no why the hell its so friggin important for you ingnorant pricks to judge us for stuff you clearly dont understand...I don't need the governments money or a casino, ALL WE ASK IS FOR RECOGNITION, damn is that to hard to believe? Like a few of the post say, "Get your facts straight before you judge us...and for you information you ignorant pricks, Lumbees Rule Baby, til the end of time

True Native

April 12, 2011, 12:48pm (report abuse)

Ok people do not stoop to the level of intellect of the first five comments.

Kenneth aka Sunshine

April 12, 2011, 7:06pm (report abuse)

I Voted Yes And So Should You We Deserve Recognition Just As Much As Every Other Tribe They Just Need To Except The Fact and Do Some Research We Are Not Doing This For Money Or Casinos In Fact We Been Trying To Get This Passed Before The Casino Was Even Invented. The Lumbee People Are Indians And We Will Fight For This Until We Are Recognized.

Sharon Hicks

April 12, 2011, 10:00pm (report abuse)

We have records in the Lumbee families since the 1600's of Indian heritage. Anthropologist were bias at the time of testing on the first 22 that were recognized in the 1930's. We chose lumbee because some of Cherokee didnt want us to be named cherokee. The Indians here didnt like croatan witch meant mixed by the whites, reason to discriminate us. We have had studies that showed that we were of descendent of Native blood, but they said the money was not there for rights. Then the recognition again was not passed. We need our recognition, for a better life for our children, elder's, and people. If not even the money but for our own identity!! That has been stolen from us........

Dianna Young

April 13, 2011, 10:18am (report abuse)

I am Native American no matter how many negative comments are submitted, that will NOT change. I do not want to take money away from anyone. I just want to be recognized for my heritage. It doesn't matter what is said, I KNOW who I am and that is ALL that matters to me.

True Native

April 13, 2011, 10:35am (report abuse)

Nice post Dianna! They don't understand that is only about respect.

god loves truth

April 14, 2011, 12:35am (report abuse)

lumbees are mulattoes.the DNA proves this! america knows this! the B.I.A. knows this. the vote will never pass because it is based on a great big after jim crow mulatto escape hatch. the biggest tribe in all north carolina is and will always be the cherokee indians. roberson county,north carolina is the biggest mulatto maroon community in the state. it is inhabited by african/caucasian mixed descendants,proven,not indians.you should be proud of you black & white heritage. it is unique as some of the people of louisana state.stop being ashamed and stand up to the light of god,and say it i'm black and white and proud.i'm a real american.you don't have to pretend to be indian no more.we know all about you of roberson county. be proud to be your kind of americans

True Native

April 14, 2011, 9:38am (report abuse)

@ God love the Truth

God does love the Truth and you just lied several times. He is ashamed of YOU! The BIA has said on several occasions that it was only because of the large numbers of the Lumbee tribe that we have not received full recognition. I don’t know one Lumbee that has had an official DNA test; and further-more, if you tested the N.C. CHEROKEE and the Oklahoma CHEROKEE, you would find blood other than NATIVE. Trust me, if I were anything other than NATIVE I would be proud of it but I am not. We don’t need you to tell us to stand up and be proud of what we are because we are already doing that, but thank you anyway. You emulate your level of intelligence just by the way you articulate your comments, and you have no supporting evidence for your arguments other than your hate and ignorance. Don’t use GOD TO HIDE YOUR HATE!

jawana

April 14, 2011, 4:18pm (report abuse)

We deserve to be recognized and I feel that one day it will happen -

PROUD TO BE A LUMBEE

RedWind

April 14, 2011, 8:23pm (report abuse)

The reasons for the previous failure of federal recognition for the Lumbee tribe have little to do with proving their birthright. In 1956, the Lumbee were recognized as a Native American tribe; yet, regardless of this information, the Lumbee people were refused the federal services other recognized tribes have been given. During that time period, the government was still attempting to have the Natives assimilate into American culture and give up their native ties. For these people to have been recognized during a time where the government didn’t want natives to keep their Indian identities, must mean something.

RedWind

April 14, 2011, 8:24pm (report abuse)

The Lumbee people are the product of an intricate and multifaceted history. Many may not belong solely to one tribe in particular but share heritage with different tribes. They may share blood with more than one tribe, however, that does not make them any less Indian then any other native from a federally recognized tribe. The Lumbee people simply want the respect that they have fought for and deserve. Many people seem to think that the Lumbee are a made-up tribe and will monologue about it, yet there is no proof that anything they claim is true. On the other hand, those who are Lumbee and those who will advocate for the Lumbee, can provide the indisputable evidence proving the history. There is no logical reason to deny these people what they deserve.

CubanGUy

April 14, 2011, 9:22pm (report abuse)

Look, im Cuban & Italian and i feel as though this whole thing is pretty much not legit.

@RedWind your ignorance and your knowledge to copy and paste things angers me.

@TrueNative Lets see your posts and your intelligence i truely honor and understand. I also applaude you for standing up for your people as though maybe.. you should restate this "receiving state recognition and in 1952 congress recognized the tribe as a Native American tribe " it was 1956 so uhm yeah.

CubanGUy

April 14, 2011, 9:27pm (report abuse)

excuse me @Redwind i ment god loves the wind

True Native

April 14, 2011, 11:48pm (report abuse)

@ CubanGuy

We did receive federal recognition from Congress in 1956 and not 1952. You are right about that. That was a typo on my part and I realized it as soon as I posted it but you cannot take it off once you post. On the other hand, I did not say we received state recognition in the 1950’s at all because we received state recognition in 1885 which allowed us to create our own school in 1887. This eventually became known as University of North Carolina at Pembroke. This was the first state supported Native American school in the nation and the state only paid for the teacher’s salary and nothing more. Our people provided the materials, the land, and the labor to build the school. That alone says a lot about the Lumbee. By the way, the state now owns the school.

WE WANT OUR RESPECT! WE DESERVE IT!!!! A STATEMENT LIKE THE FIRST FIVE AND THE ONE FROM GOD LOVES THE TRUTH ONLY FUELS OUR MOTIVATION. WE WILL NEVER STOP THE QUEST FOR RECOGNITION!!!!!!

True Native

April 14, 2011, 11:52pm (report abuse)

@ CubanGuy

This is my previous statement that you are referring to. “We started pursuing federal recognition in 1885 after receiving state recognition and in 1952 Congress recognized the tribe as a Native American tribe.” (True Native) That means we receive state recognition in 1885. I think you simply misread my sentence or I could have made it a little clearer about the state recognition.Sorry.

chavis

April 15, 2011, 1:04am (report abuse)

native to the day i die i guess people need to do some more research on Lumbee Tribe instead of making up lies on here ... WE WILL NEVER STOP THE QUEST FOR RECOGNITION!!!!!!

Rchavisjr

April 15, 2011, 2:58am (report abuse)

Proud to be Lumbee. And I too say yes to recognition.

April Bell

April 15, 2011, 12:02pm (report abuse)

I say yes to recognition. And I am very proud to be Lumbee and proud of where i came from Robeson County

cuban all the way

April 15, 2011, 5:57pm (report abuse)

I'M proud that the LUMBEES are standing up I'm for there recognition

DONT NEVER STOP YOUR QUEST only you know your HISTORY...............

county

April 15, 2011, 6:37pm (report abuse)

I am white but live in a area with lumbees they are very proud people and have been put down by whites and blacks this is the first time i see them standing together i am for your recognition.MAY GOD BLESS YOU....

steve H

April 17, 2011, 2:20pm (report abuse)

all you Lumbee can flood this page with that you want recognition but your still not native americans by DNA ,genealogy or customs you Lumbee have no indian blood dna has prooved that and no historical records or reservation,treatys or anything indian going for ya !!!! yall are fake political self-identified as indian only ,the word here is Fake wanna bees.By the way The Lumbee is a River in AFRICA in the republic of the CONGO, check it out Lumbi is one of the most commom names in the congo the president there is mr.Lumbi or Lumbee how ever you spell it , it says AFRICA not native american here is a real clue for you Lumbee called mother mulatto AFRICA.

TRUE NATIVE!!!!!!!!!

April 17, 2011, 10:39pm (report abuse)

@ Steve H. We all can read the construction of your paragraph and really see how intelligent you are. Would you like to see my genealogy with multiple ancestors residing on the Bertie County Indian Reservation from tribes including the Nansemond, Saponi, and Tuscarora? You did say reservation right? You do have to have a treaty to have a treaty right? Oh, yeah and then there is Ishmael Chavis who was the last documented chief of the Cheraw/ Pee Dee who is also one of my ancestors. That is not to mention Peter the Great Nansemond Warrior Tucker who is the ancestor of many of our people. Maybe you should spend more time working with your grammar instead researching the CONGO!

WOODS -Brown Skin Woman!!!!!!

April 18, 2011, 7:15pm (report abuse)

@ Steve H. you are just as RIDICULOUS as your comments! I am proud to say I am a LUMBEE!!! My ancestors can be traced back to Tuscarora and other various tribes. It is not fair to recognize some Native American Tribes and not others? People fail to do REAL research. The United States history books were not written to REALLY support Native Americans. The fact is we can trace our roots back without history books! CAN YOU?????

T Coop

April 18, 2011, 7:15pm (report abuse)

Lumbee and proud Forever!!!

K. Hunt

April 18, 2011, 8:02pm (report abuse)

LUMBEE....RECOGNIZE

SLEEING BEAR

April 18, 2011, 8:29pm (report abuse)

NATIVE'S GET UP AND FIGHT . SPEAK WITH CLEAR, STRONG VOICES. WHEN WILL YOU BE TIRED OF EVERYONE HAVING YOUR PIE AND TAKING , YES TAKING , THE BIGGER PIECE AND TAKING ONE BITE AND THROWING THE REST ON THE LAND IN WHICH WE ALLOWED THEM TO HAVE ALL BECAUSE WE DID NOT STAND AS ONE CLEAR VOICE

mother earth

April 18, 2011, 11:00pm (report abuse)

WHY WHY THERE IS SO MUCH HATE FOR THE NATIVE PEOPLE WHITE MAN SET DOWN AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT YOU HAVE PROSPER ENOUGH BLACK MAN YOU HAVE WON YOUR FIGHT..INDIAN MAN YOU HAVE BEEN FIGHT FOR SO LONG DO NOT STOP NOW THE TRAIL IS ALMOST OVER RECOGNITION FOR THE LUMBEE'S MAY THE STARS SHINE ON YOUR PEOPLE.....

Larissa

April 18, 2011, 11:37pm (report abuse)

Listen hear Mr. Steve, it's the 21st century and we still have hatred among different races. It's sad. It also saddens me that people like you and the first few that posted comments will sit here and bash a entire TRIBE ( which is what we are ) yet you are not even intelligent enough to use CORRECT grammar when putting down an entire tribe of PEOPLE! && " Wanna Bees " really? are we honestly on that level of maturity? I'm a teen and I don't call people " Wanna Bees " Maybe Steve needs to grow up and stop talking about stuff he clearly knows NOTHING ABOUT? Hmm? I would love to argue with you but until your able to present REAL facts and not theories my paragraph ends so should your stupidity Steve!

P.S - You should really brush up on NATIVE American History, not African history Steve, try the Lumber River not that river in Africa, just because those places sound like our tribes name DOES NOT mean it's where our tribe came from Guinness.

Jeanene

April 19, 2011, 9:42am (report abuse)

I Vote RECOGNIZE!

so cal

April 20, 2011, 9:44pm (report abuse)

I give props to screen name "True Native". Not only have you defended the Lumbees, but you kept it classy for the ignorance of the negative people. You threw the facts out there*high five* I don't live or never grew up in NC, but my mom is registered and from Robeson Co. I am proud to say I am Lumbee Indian, even though I don't have a enrollment num yet...its my heritage! By the way for those who have said these Indian people are stupid..uh no I'll be graduating with my AA for one and look at the tribes progress. Times have changed and our voice WILL be heard!!

Alex Alfaro

April 20, 2011, 9:49pm (report abuse)

I vote RECOGNIZE!!!

S. Cooper

April 21, 2011, 11:34pm (report abuse)

I VOTE RECOGNIZE!!! My vote is also for ignorant people not to be able to comment on mature subjects!! I would call names but I will not sink to their level!! Their ignorance is shown in their comments!! It's not hard to see who they are because they all are saying basically the same thing which tells me that they are all getting their information from the same uneducated source!! I am proud to be a Lumbee Indian!!! it is my heritage, it is my history, it is my future, it is ME!!! PROUD LUMBEE!!!!

K DeLuna

April 23, 2011, 9:30am (report abuse)

I am Native American, but I don't look like it, does that mean that I am not? My great grandparents were full blooded Cherokee, but marked on the census that they were white so that they wouldn't lose their land - does that make them any less Native? I am part of a federally recognized tribe, but does that make me more Native than others? I'm not from North Carolina and I heard all of the same stories that some of the people are posting on here about where the Lumbee tribe 'actually came from.' I believed it too, then. But then I had the chance to meet some of the Lumbee and see their history and what they are about. And for those of you who say they have no tradition, you are wrong. I see the ladies dressing in the same way that my grandmother, who is descended from the Trail of Tears, dresses. And its not just a few of the older women, its all of them, children too. They have a sense of pride and dignity that some of the other tribes have lost through assimilation.

Glenn Hunt

April 24, 2011, 11:43am (report abuse)

I'm not even going to waste my time or space to argue with some of these misinformed people on here. You can't have a battle of wits with an unarmed person. I don't need any of these morons' acknowledgement to know who or what I am. FULL recognition now!!!

T Lowery

April 24, 2011, 7:29pm (report abuse)

RECOGNIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick Cummings

April 26, 2011, 11:55am (report abuse)

i am a Lumbee nd i will alwalys say im a Lumbee nd no matter what anyone says i will always be proud to say im a LUMBEE!!! @ true native i back u up 100 pec of the way because u tell the facts not the opinion so keep doing what u been doing!nd we should be reconized because i no we Lumbee's are true native americans

Steve truth

April 28, 2011, 2:09pm (report abuse)

Lumbi,Lumbe,Lumbee is an African name and comes from the congo after theLumbee river in the Congo.This river area in the democratic republic was around way before the Lumbee in NC tried to prove not african but Indian all Lumbee roots point to AFRICA and europe no matter how you spell Lumbee lumbe lumbi are mulattoes. DNA proves this america knows this!the B.I.A. knows this.the vote will never pass because its based on a great big after misunderstanding.the biggest tribe in all north carolina is and will always be the Tsaligi indians. roberson county,north carolina is the biggest mulatto community in the state.inhabited by african/caucasian mixed descendants,proven,not indians.you should be proud of you black white heritage.stop being ashamed and stand up to the light and say it i'm black and white and proud.i'm a real american.you don't have to pretend to be indian no more.we know all about you of roberson county.Yalls Dna L3 and R1 dna is african/euro.

steve truth

April 28, 2011, 2:24pm (report abuse)

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original name: Lumbi

geographical location: Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

geographical coordinates: 4° 58' 0" South, 18° 0' 0" East

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Welcome to the Lumbi google satellite map! This place is situated in Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, its geographical coordinates are 4° 58' 0" South, 18° 0' 0" East and its original name (with diacritics) is Lumbi. See Lumbi photos and images from satellite below, explore the aerial photographs of Lumbi in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lumbi hotels map is available on the target page linked above.no matter how its spelled the Lumbee are of african origin Dna and links to the congo such as the Lumbi river in the congo!! get a hint Lumbee no mateer how u spell it you cant change your Dna or historical truths,yall are of euro/african origin stop playing Indian!!!

steve truth

April 28, 2011, 2:26pm (report abuse)

Lumbi Map — Satellite Images of Lumbi

original name: Lumbi

geographical location: Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

geographical coordinates: 4° 58' 0" South, 18° 0' 0" East

Lumbi: map | 3d map » | hotel » | car rental »detailed map of Lumbi and near places

Welcome to the Lumbi google satellite map! This place is situated in Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, its geographical coordinates are 4° 58' 0" South, 18° 0' 0" East and its original name (with diacritics) is Lumbi. See Lumbi photos and images from satellite below, explore the aerial photographs of Lumbi in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lumbi hotels map is available on the target page linked above.

steve t

April 28, 2011, 2:27pm (report abuse)

Lumbi Map — Satellite Images of Lumbi

original name: Lumbi

geographical location: Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

geographical coordinates: 4° 58' 0" South, 18° 0' 0" East

Lumbi: map | 3d map » | hotel » | car rental »detailed map of Lumbi and near places

Welcome to the Lumbi google satellite map! This place is situated in Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, its geographical coordinates are 4° 58' 0" South, 18° 0' 0" East and its original name (with diacritics) is Lumbi. See Lumbi photos and images from satellite below, explore the aerial photographs of Lumbi in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lumbi hotels map is available on the target page linked above.

Larissa

April 28, 2011, 7:12pm (report abuse)

Some of these comments are the most ignorant && unintelligent I've ever seen on a website like this. Kudos for STEVE "Truth" for googling something that has NOTHING to do with our tribe SMARTNESS. TRY LUMBER RIVER, in AMERICA more specifically in NC instead of Africa! && How can you say what's in our DNA? We all are able to see your research isn't very good? You truly are simpleminded and unfamiliar with MY peoples history STEVE, please stop taking other peoples lousy research and actually do some correct research! Who are you to say what we are? You need to check yourself Steve.

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