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Lowery’s book examines the complex relationship between Native American tribes and whites in Eastern North Carolina, true since their initial contact in Roanoke. Justice denied George Lowry for the murders of his sons displays the tension. Lumbees in present day Robeson County with English surnames and John Lawson’s observation of Hatteras Indians with gray eyes alludes peaceful relations between the races.
This was a transcript of an interview with Malinda Lowery, in which she discussed her book, The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle. Her responses focused on Lumbee history lessons that can offer better solutions for particular social and environmental issues. George Lowry’s pursuit of recompense for his sons’ murders can inspire those experiencing racial injustice. A perspective stressing deeper kinship with the natural world can model effective ways to cope with natural disasters like hurricanes.