Swett: Not too late for Lumbee recogn...

Swett: Not too late for Lumbee recognition bill

There are 4 comments on the The Robesonian story from Sep 17, 2010, titled Swett: Not too late for Lumbee recognition bill. In it, The Robesonian reports that:

Chairman Purnell Swett told members of the Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday that there is still a chance that the Lumbee federal recognition bill may reach the Senate floor for a vote before the current congressional session ends later this year.

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San Antonio, TX

#1 Oct 9, 2010
This group of people called Lumbee claiming some unverified or extinct tribes as ancestors in order to get a Casino and benefits from the BIA through political lobbying and payments to politicians is a slap in the face to taxpayers ,this bill would cost taxpayers almost $800 million every 4 years at its tribal enrollment level now and future generations would be eligible as Native Indians forever once this mistake is made we would not be able to federally un-recognize this group as Indian.Not one modern scientist,anthropologist or historian has identified this group of 60,000 people as Indigenous.However their genealogies have been traced to african/european unions only in the Carolina virginia area.They have no indian language,no treatys,no indian cultural practices and no Indian relics to proove heritage however they have recently copied plains indian powows!!and DNA test have proven negative for Indian DNA type among its members.I believe they should never be federally recognized unless real evidence can be produced and allot of americans claim some native ancestry but that does not make a historical tribe.They Lumbee ancestry claims are a myth that has been passed down and thats all.Lumbee stands for the Lumber river and Lumberton(town)North carolina or Lums.

San Antonio, TX

#2 Oct 18, 2010
The False Lumbee always read back to the ,,,oh we stopped speaking Indian long time ago,why is there always a lame explaination with Lumbee or croartan or whatever cherokee of robeson county name or sioun or now ,the dead tribe of Cheraw yall lumbee have camoflauged under this time!!! try bringing forth some relics or treatys or explain why president jackson even so long ago at "trail of tears" time didnt even consider a Lumbee(fake name) as Indian way back then.Lumbee have been traced by real genealogist to black/white unions only thats why yall are Mulatto not indian blood even DNA test on modern lumbee show no Indian Native DNA only european and african Dna results R1 and L3 at Lumbee Huxford dna site the Lumbees own Dna project.Oh I guess ,Dna is wrong too a Lumbee would say thats why!!! always excuses and lame answers to explain lack of Indian culture,language and Dna !! haha !!! face it Lumbees are a True "wannabee" Indian culture club.The only evidence yall have is political lobbying with money starting back in the late 1880,s with senator Mcmillan to get votes and form a voting block among blacks and mulattos,to buy politicians out.and No your Lumbee efforts to get a Casino did fail again based on your greed and the Taxpayers will not pass this costly Lumbee bill giving the Lumbee $800 million every 4 years as a tribe under the Lumbee bill the tax payers are watching cost and waste now.yall are trying to get slick and slip in a Casino Later on after recognotion!!!! BUSTED!!!!
Stevet truth

San Antonio, TX

#3 Aug 24, 2011
Lumbee true roots ,not indigenous indians,William Chavis, a "Negro" listed in the 1754 muster roll of Colonel William Eaton’s Granville County Regiment, owned over a thousand acres of land,
Some of the lighter-skinned descendants of these families formed their own distinct isolated communities that have been the subject of anthropological research. Those in Robeson County, North Carolina, are called "Lumbee Indians"; in Halifax and Warren counties: "Haliwa-Saponi"; in South Carolina: "Brass Ankles" and "Turks"; in Tennessee and Kentucky: "Melungeons" and "Portuguese" Several fantastic theories on their origin have been suggested. One is that they were from Raleigh's lost colony at Roanoke and another that they were an amalgamation of the Siouan-speaking tribes in North and South Carolina. However, the "people of color" in these areas were distinguished from nearby white communities because of a single, common characteristic: their African American ancestry
Since so many free African Americans were light skinned,approximately 570 families in Virginia and the Carolinas were proven to descend from a white slave owner.Like most free African American families who had been free since the colonial period, they claimed Indian ancestry.
By 1790 free African Americans were concentrated on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the counties below the James River, and the northeastern part of North Carolina. This was a pattern of settlement similar to that of newly freed white servants. Land was available in Southside Virginia and in the northeastern part of North Carolina at prices former servants could afford
In 1782 Virginia relaxed its restrictions on manumission, but the descendants of families which had been free during the colonial period continued to comprise a major part of the free African American population due to natural increase
In 1810 the Going/Gowen family, free since the mid-seventeenth century, headed forty "other free" households with 105 persons in Virginia, sixty-two persons in North Carolina, eleven in South Carolina, The Chavis family, free since the seventeenth century, headed forty-one households containing forty-six persons in Virginia, 159 in North Carolina,and twelve in South Carolina
The family histories of over 80 percent of the heads of families counted as "all other free persons" in the 1790-1810 federal censuses for North Carolina indicate that they were descendants of African Americans who were free in Virginia during the colonial period.
Free African American immigrants were of sufficient number in 1723 that the North Carolina general assembly received complaints "of great Numbers of free Negroes, Mulattoes,
While some North Carolina residents were complaining about the immigration of free African Americans
By 1790 free African Americans represented 1.7 percent of the free population of North Carolina, concentrated in the counties of Northampton, Halifax, Bertie, Craven, Granville, Robeson population. In these counties most African American families were landowners The Bunch, Chavis, and Gibson families owned slaves and acquired over a thousand acres of land on both sides of the Roanoke River in present-day Northampton and Halifax counties, and the Chavis and Gowen families acquired over a thousand acres in Granville County.These people are now known as Lumbees not indian but really blacks.
jesse anstead

United States

#5 Jul 23, 2014
That is bull shit iam a saponi we do have african roots also but 80% native american we came frm the nansmond tribe bass family

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