dedicate this website and weblink to my Lumbee Indian wife Phyllis A. Peterson/Hunt-Birthplace
think that it is time for Native American Indians from all across this
land to do what they can do to support the recognition of the Lumbee Indians
in their quest to be given the rights that all other Natives are receiving
from the federal government. They have suffered in more ways than just
the loss of their land. Their heritage was taken away from them. They did
not choose to be forgotten. They choose not to forget who they are and
continue their fight to be recognized and they are a proud people that
are Indian and choose to remain so. They nor their elders should be left
in this state. Should all Native Americans combine their support and lend
it to the Lumbee Indians on their hard fought journey to be given full
recognition and benefits by our federal government. Haven't they been hurt
long enough, I ask? Talk about endangered species... they will not allow
themselves to disappear. Now, I am not a spokesman for them nor am I a
lawyer or politician but I am a person that believes that there time has
come to be a whole part of the Indian community of these united states.
The Lumbees are not wannabees. There is proud Native American blood flowing
thru their veins and hearts. They are as much an Indian as the Cherokees,
Navajo, Apache,Huron, Lakota, Cheyenne, Soiux,Choctaw,Iroquois,Chickasaw,Lenape,Ute,Shoshone,Cree,must
I go on? I recently read about the Illiniwek Nation. These tribes of Native
American Indians numbered over 20,000 in the late Seventeenth Century.
Nowhere now does a single full-blood Illinois Indian exist. Your Lumbee
brothers and sisters need your help!
as the great chiefs fought together for their people to preserve their
heritage and land in the Battle of the Greasy Grass ("Custer's Last Stand"
to others), I urge the Chiefs of today to join together along with all
their people and help your brothers and sisters of the Lumbee Tribe to
gain back their equality with Native Americans throughout the land. Please
contact the Lumbee Indians and please HELP!
there are leaders amongst the many Indian Nations,Tribes, Bands,etc. that
could rally for their own March to show what they believe in. Whom are
willing to come together and show the Spirit of what the REAL Americans
are about in celebration of their great great heritage. A POW WOW but one
of such magnitude never seen before! A march of celebration...Not a "Trail
of Tears". This land has seen one too many of them. Stand up and be counted!
If this ever comes to be during my lifetime, I and my Lumbee wife and Son
will be there to lend our support, I promise. This land is your land...
your home...your legacy!!!
long ago here in Philadelphia I saw the coming together of almost one million
African American women marching for their cause. I was personally part
of the millions that fought against the Agent Orange issue which I was
affected by. I do know that if all band together and bring this issue of
the Lumbee Indians to the forefront then you will force the government
to giving these proud Lumbee people....your brothers and sisters the full
recognition that they are rightfully due. Let the Congressmen, Senators,
and the President know that the Native American Indians can show great
strength and pride. Do not foresake these Lumbee people. What would your
elders have done if faced with this issue...? Who are the present day Chiefs??
Which of them cares enough?? It is for them to decide!!Full Blooded aren't
the only Indians...there are many Half Breeded whom are INDIANS also!