Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Well, there go the Lumbees

The Lumbee Indians aren't recognized as a sovereign tribe by the U.S. government, so they've never received the kind of comprehensive "assistance" that other tribes have gotten. Result? They're prospering.

Unfortunately, some of them have decided that they need a splash of that government gravy.

6 comments:

prairiecat55kc said...

Cuz y'know that Government Money is helping out the other tribes SO much... http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/ExclusiveCommentary.aspx?id=0fe5c04e-fdbf-4718-980c-0373ba823da7

RebeccaH said...

The Lumbees get their government gravy elsewhere, considering that they are at least 75% African-American. Back in the 70s, there was considerable controversy about their being accepted as an Indian tribe at all.

JeffS said...

I was *raised* on an Indian reservation, and I've seen many others. Poverty among American Indians is the norm, not the exception.

Lumbees, defend yourself! The Feds are coming to help.

Anonymous said...

ATTEMPTS AT TRIBAL IDENTITY theft BY THE LUMBEE CROATAN GROUP BEFORE CONGRESS OVER 40 YEARS as each identity failed the lumbee switched their tales.

1. 1910 (January 24). Introduction of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to change the tribe's name from Croatan to Cherokee. The bill did not pass.[entry 1320]

2. 1913 (July 10). Introduction of a bill in the U.S. Senate to change the tribe's name from Indians of Robeson County to Cherokee Indians of Robeson County. The bill did not pass.[entry 1329]

3. 1924 (March 20). Introduction of a bill in the U.S. House to change the tribal name to Cherokee. The bill did not pass.[entry 1339]

4. 1932 (May 9). A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to recognize and enroll the tribe as Cherokee Indians. The bill did not pass.[entry 1345]

In 1934, the future Lumbee revived their claim to Cherokee identity, joining the National Congress of American Indians under the name, "Cherokee Indians of Robeson County

identity theft by lumbee ancestors attempt of a federally recognized tribe HERITAGE !

if they really were indians they would of been sure and not attempted to steal another culture and identity clearly a long running con job started along time ago.

Anonymous said...

WHEN ASKED TO TESTIFY IN COURT in 1850,WILLIAM CHAVIS A LUMBEE CORE ANCESTOR STATED"

"I AM A BLACK MAN" AND I DO NOT CARE TO UNDER TAKE SUCH A THING"

"I AM A BLACKMAN"

(in his own statement)this was the same william (boson) chavis(cheeves) one of the racious mob of negroes and mulattas on kings land.

WILLIAM CHAVIS(CHAVERS)brother and father to a phillip,

ONCE AGAIN IDENTIFIED AS NEGRO,6FT TALL AND FREE NEGRO.

FREE NEGRO(registered himself as a free negro in the free negro registry below)

He (william chavis of robeson)registered in Mecklenburg County as a FREE NEGRO in 1803 at the age of 67

earlier in life william chavis

in the Granville County Tax Lists

AND was called

same

"William Chavers,Negro" in the Granville County militia.

BORN FREE,BLACK, stature about SIX FEET HIGH.

NOW THATS CALLED A SELF-IDENTIFYING LUMBEE he was black no doubt at all ,the modern lumbee have distorted and labeled him indian to avoid a black ancestor

Anonymous said...

THE NEW YORK HERALD TIMES feb,1872

"THE MULATTO CAPITOL,Scuffleton NC(PEMBROKE NC)"

Scuffletown(pembroke,NC)the Lumbee/Croatan Capitol,got its name from the long scuffle of the whites and the slaves and make freedom under the condition of color,contemptible among the “mulattoes”.I conceive that these “negroes” have been the slaves of Tories driven from the State at the close of the Revolution,and of the emancipated slaves of the Quakers,that they increased and multiplied by accessions from runaways,by the birth rate of force exerted on them an by the necessity of union or the sympathy of all neighboring free negroes with a homogenous Negro settlement.

”NEW YORK TIMES 1872″note*negro settlement not Indian*

CLEAR EVIDENCE OF A NEGRO COMMUNITY NOT INDIANS !! FACT