Living Indian Histories
Lumbee and Tuscarora People in North Carolina
By Gerald Sider
392 pp., 6 x 9, 18 illus., 2 maps, 4 tables
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5506-5
Published: November 2003
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In an extensive preface to this new edition, Sider carries the story forward from the 1980s to the present. Today, both the Lumbee and the reinvigorated Tuscarora are witnessing a major cultural resurgence. At the same time, they are becoming much more dependent upon government programs for their well-being, and socioeconomic inequality among native people is deepening. This new edition explores changing patterns of daily life for native people, their changing relations to social and governmental institutions, and the new tribal institutions that are taking shape in the face of current challenges.
An earlier edition of this book was published in 1993 with the title Lumbee Indian Histories: Race, Ethnicity, and Indian Identity in the Southern United States.
About the Author
Gerald Sider is professor of anthropology at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York. He has worked with and for the Indians of Robeson County for thirty-five years.
For more information about Gerald Sider, visit the Author Page.
"This is an important and ground-breaking book that should be read by anyone interested in Indian-white relations, in racial and ethnic group formation, or in processes of domination."--American Anthropologist