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The Lumbee Problem: The Making of an American Indian People [Paperback] [Sep 01, 2001] Blu, Karen I.

Blu, Karen I.; Blu, Karen I. [Afterword]

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ISBN 10: 0803261977 / ISBN 13: 9780803261976
Published by University of Nebraska Press, 2001
Used Condition: Used: Very Good Soft cover
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University of Nebraska Press; 2001; 9 X 6.10 X 1 inches; Paperback; Very Good; Very Good Trade Softcover. Black remainder dot on bottom of pages that has bled a bit. Tight binding. No other marks.; 276 Pages. Bookseller Inventory # 07131512

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Title: The Lumbee Problem: The Making of an ...

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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Synopsis:

How does a group of people who have American Indian ancestry but no records of treaties, reservations, Native language, or peculiarly "Indian" customs come to be accepted—socially and legally—as Indians? Originally published in 1980, The Lumbee Problem traces the political and legal history of the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina, arguing that Lumbee political activities have been powerfully affected by the interplay between their own and others' conceptions of who they are. The book offers insights into the workings of racial ideology and practice in both the past and the present South—and particularly into the nature of Indianness as it is widely experienced among nonreservation Southeastern Indians. Race and ethnicity, as concepts and as elements guiding action, are seen to be at the heart of the matter. By exploring these issues and their implications as they are worked out in the United States, Blu brings much-needed clarity to the question of how such concepts are—or should be—applied across real and perceived cultural borders.

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Using material derived from fieldwork among the Lumbee Indians, Professor Blu traces the changing relationships of the Lumbee with their black and white neighbours in this period and demonstrates that the Southern racial structure has been more flexible and complicated than has often been suggested.

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