Topic: Tuscarora

Amber Saunders, Black and Native Fancy Shawl Dancer

Amber Saunders of Tuscarora & African heritage Dancing Fancy Shawl at Seminole Tribal Fair (2015) Pow Wow, Hollywood, Florida. Amber Saunders is an enrolled member of the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina – deer clan. Amber has been active in her Native culture since infancy and has danced at Pow wows all over the United States […]

Lumbee Tribe Defeated KKK and Made History (1958)

The Lumbee Tribe made history January 18, 1958 with the Battle of Hayes Pond.  This was the night the Lumbees defeated the KKK and captured their hate filled banner, and in doing so stopped Klan activity in Robeson County North Carolina. By the mid-1950’s the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum and the KKK decided they […]

The Lowry Band Of North Carolina

by William Loren Katz Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition.  People of African and Native American descent have played a prominent part in North Carolina history since survivors of the Lost Colony of Roanoke in 1585 found a home among the nearby Lumbee Indians and then took in runaway slaves from […]

Butterfly Rising, Poetry by Sonya Braxton

“Butterfly Rising” is a poem honoring the strength of Native women, and Sonya Braxton’s Native American Indian Ancestry. Sonya Braxton is a  Native woman of Tuscarora, Eastern Blackfoot Saponi, and Cherokee heritage, a researcher, poet and a conscious advocate for the rights of Indigenous people’s, as well as people of color in America. Sonya Braxton has been devoting […]
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