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    century-old mifk for Mni
acknowledgment, it to ? limn
easy hem aloof toe Robceon trail 10
wiirtwS^Ltor dMBaSS.'fc
bar been reihnmrd that Mare am
approximately oae hundred and fifty
Indton tribes or nations in tbe Uaited
States which seek, bat have not
attarard, federal acknowledgment.
One seek groep to the Niptnoc
The present-day Nipmuc are
Jtrceudartr of a relatively snaB
Alfookian-speaking nation whose
traditiaBai homeland to what to now
known as soothera Massachusetts
and northern partsof Rhode Island and
Connecticut. Like he Lumbee and
most of the Indian people of the
Eastern Woodtands. the wxxston of
the Nipmac lived ia permanent
fanning villages. They grew eon,
beans, squash and other vegetables,
and hunted and fished along tbe riven
and streams of their home According
lo S wanton, tbe name Nipmuc means
"people of the freshwater Ashing
place." la many ways their cultural
life was similar to their perhaps
better-known Algonkian kinsmen,
He experience of (be Nipmuc
similar to moat other Indian people in
the East With European* came
epidemics, decimation,
warfare and loss of tribal land*.
Nipmuc wanton fought fiercely (to
1675) against the eotoatou during
what the English called "King
Philip's War." But to October of
1675 approximately five hundred
Nipmucs (virtually all who remained
alive by that time) were surrounded
aad captured. They were taken in
chains by bane-drawn cans to the
tan there by canoe to Deer Island.
They were imprisoned at Deer Island
tor eighteen months, daring which
ttoK about half of them perished from
starvation and disease. Afterward, the
remaining two hundred were takes to
"plantations" in Nabck, Wamesit and
Ponkapoag, where they were confined
for ten more years. But some
la modem times the Nipmuc have
reorganized themselves in thirty-nine
bands, and have formed the Nipmuc
Nation Council with representatives
from each of the bands. Their petition
for federal recognition was "tabled"
(delayed indefinitely) by (be Bureau
uf India Afbrn in 198S. But m with
the Lnmbee, Me goes an for the
Nipmuc with or witboat federal
recognition. They jnet celebrated
their forty-first annual powwow, and
each year they tannem ah the day
when their ancestors wm teat uvedto
Deer Island.
After one of their Nation Council
tai?Iiiii rem mil iiiti l hi u is
the land of the Lianbee, the returned
to speak with ha people about the
Ltanbee. She writes: "I spake with
other Coandl members and with the
Elders about my time in Pembroke,
North Carolina and about the struggles
of the Lnmbee regarding
acknowledgment. Many of them
remarked at the striking similarity
between the straggles of the Ltanbee
and of the tribal nations in
Massachusetts engaged in the petition
process. They asked me to tend their
best wishes and agreed to remember
the Lumbee in their thoughts and
For more information about the
Nipmuc people of yesterday and
today, visit the Native American
Resource Center in Old Main
Building, on the campus of Pembroke
State University.
Seaafching for Indian Identity
Mm L.ManhallofRocky Mount,
N C., adopted at the age of6, from his
biotogiaJfamily (CXouaMorgan)
in H>5o, is mucking for his Native
American roots and genealogical
background of ancestors reinted to
ike Kenneth T Morgan family of
Robeaon County. N C and Dillon
Coumy, 3.C.
tt a believed that K T.'i father's
name was banc Isaiah or perhaps
EUaha Morgan. His wife's name was
Mary Ana Hnjaat name is believed
to have baen Duboue. However, no
reoonls have been found to date to
verify her laat name. K.T. and Man
Ann would have been bora around
It05. There lenodue as to what their
pareats names were, but they would
havepossibK been bo rain the lTTO's.
TW unsolved link thnt can prove
the identity of my Native American
heritage is information about m>
sdio uy many leiorioni rarniiy mcni
bers that Doif v was the daughter (Pn n
ocas) of a Cherokee Chier Any leads
or iafcrmationou how I could contact
my Sparkman deacendnnts would be
deeply appreciated
Having rtnrumcntril ancestral
in Robcaou, Dillon and
Minion Countica, many Morgans hnvr
all the physical characteristics of the
tllwlln, A
Native Americans
According to historians, the
Charaw, Kcyauwcc, Catawba. Eno.
Occaneechi. Tutelo, Pedee.
Waocamaw, Cape Pear, Cobarie,
Wateree, Cottgarea, San tee, and
the Robeson/Dillon County area.
Unfortunately, many of these tribes
have been drastically reduced to a
population of just a few hundred,
while several North Carolina tribes
has been long, extremely slow, and
Other factors that have created
genealogical roadblocks to access
records Airing this period of history
were the many tragedies of the Civil
War, enslavement and the transport
ing of American Indiana from their
horariands. and the burning down of
the Lumberton County "Courthouse
with all its genealogical history ft
records. I have discovered that search
ing for and finding the records I need
are virtually next to impossible How
ever, I continue my struggle
I have yet to research the ances
tors of my dad's side of the family
(WMhm w. Calhoun). However, I
wnutybuttsvstMhhs Calhoun Fam
ily will HIM pRSn> be mixed with
rMmivc American mooKry.
Perhaps your knowledge or some-'
oneyou know can help one Anything,
rcgardfcsshow insignificant vou think
it may be could be the missing link I
I would additionally like to add
thm I hope this pubhc inquiry will not
offend any of my members. I seek
only the truth, and reclamation to my
loet heritage
Your help will be greatly appreci
ated Contact me by mailing afl cor
respondences to: John L. Marshall
809 Edwarda St Rocky Mount, NC
nam g ^ _
Kea L,ross to
Sponsor Blood
Drives this month
The Red Croat will be ipoosonng
Mood drive* at the following loca
Harper * Perry Baptist Church on
Wednesday. December 28, 3 p.m.
until 7 p m
Mt Airy Baptiat Church. January
7, 1993.9am until 2:30pm
For more information pieaae call
Patricia Brayboy at the Robeson
County Chapter of the American Red
Cram. 73S-S037
by Di"' Ken Johnson
The weekly meeting was held at
the Town and Country Restaurant
with President Grady Hunt presid
Program Chairman Brian Brooks
introduced Col. John Atkinson of the
North Carolina National Guardd who
explained the work of the National
Guard in time of peace and war
Kiwanian Brian Brooks himself is a
lieutenant officer in the North Caro
lina National Guard. Col. Atkinson
has 27 yean of service in the armed
forces, including Viet Nam, and a
graduate of the Citadel and East
Members of the National Guard
are traditional civilian soldiers in
support of regular soldiers. They func
tion in many capacities, including
canes, tonados They as&UfocaUaw
enforcement officers such as in the
Lot Angelos riots. They have been
called upon to serve in the Gulf area
and in Europe
There are 12,000Guardsmen serv
ing with the armed force sin North
Carolina. Many live right here in
Robeson County. All are volunteers,
and serve because they want to The
30th Brigade saves in the Tank
Corp They are ready to serve actively
in 90 days Two years ago they built
a road across Panama. They also do
drug enforcement duty, medical as
sistance to the homeless All these
services add value to the communi
ties. Educational scholarships are
available to members The Guard
provides excellent role models as
responsible citizens Economic ben
efits are great for the communities
The payroll in Robeson County is
$1,766,000. Retirement is after 20
years at the age of 60 years. The
maturity level is very high in the
National Guard, thus making them
very valuable for security work North
Carolina is very supportive of their
National Guard i
Song leader-Ed ZTeets, Invoca
tion-Clay Maynor, Reporter-Ken
teen racentij^Eturaed from die Gal
axy of Loving Sun National Volun
teer Conference hosted by the Hos
^iccjif Central FtontU^Ortondo
snaniwi ban throughout Robeson
County are: Lois Loway, St Pauls,
Connie Oxendine. Pembroke, Timma
Lock tear, Lumberjon, Cynthia
Locklear, Lumberton, Robot and
Burneil Moore, Fairmont, and Bobbie
Ann Oxendine, Pembroke Anne
Crain, Hoapice of Robeson volunteer
While at the three-day confer
ence, volunteers participated in work
shops designed to enhance their cotn
ing of the needs of terminally ill
patients and their families They also
brought back new ideas to incorpo
rate into the local Hospice program
and to share with fellow volunteers
Locklear to Serve
as Chairman of
State Advisory
A Robeson County native had been
appointed by Gov. Jim Hum to serve
as chairman of the North Carolina
Head Start Collaboration Protect
Advisory Council.
Dr Eddie Locklear, a 4-H special
ist with the North Carolina Coopera
tive Extension Service at North Caro
lina State University, serves on the
national Extension School-Age Child
Care Consortium. He also serves on
various state committees and chairs
the 4-H Intern atsonal Committee and
the N.C. Cooperative Extension Ser
vice Youth At Risk Committee
Locklear, who lives in Raleigh,
has worked for Extension for nearly
20 years, including 12 years as a 4-H
agent in Robeson County
Locklear's term runs from Sep
tember 9 until June 30, 1008.
Carottaa ladiaa Voice
a published every Thursday by
r-i ?? A ... Pkihli, eSinns
rffst American ruoitcauons
3<M Normal Sc ? Coltge Plan
Post Office Box 1075
Pembroke, North Caroline 28372
Phone (919) 521-2826
Fax (919) 521-1975
Cormee Breyboy, Editor
Helen Lockleer. Office Manager
One year in NC $20.00
Out of state, $25.00
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Pediatric Pointers
aa^fK^n (Tdkcta^ tint cause
fluid and pus to collect in the air sacs/
. tt is oauaBy acomptioiioB ofacold
and SrwLUnlike the cold, paenno^
nia is usually not contagious About
aoSofaa pneumonia are cauaed by
viruses aariabout 20% by bacterial
The usual tipaff symptoms of this
i nt ecuon include coughing, fever and
breathing difficulties. Rattly breath
ing is not a sign of pneumonia, but
rather comes from munis m the wind
pipe. Viral pneumonia is usually
milder than bacterial pneumonia'the
latter tends tocome on more suddenly
and produces higher fever and chills.
A chest x-ray shows an abnormal
patch of fluid on the lungs.
Most children with pneumonia can
be cared for at homie. Fewer than 10%
of patients need to be admitted for IV
fluids or oxygen. Those admitted are
usually young infants or children with
large areas of lung infected.
Here are a few basic suggestions
for taking care ofthe child with pneu- ?
tnonia who does not need to be admit
ted. 1) Make sure the child is given
the antibiotics as prescribed by the
. ji . *? . w ? 1 b
pneumouia, tamt it is sometimes f
hard to distinguish bacterial frnT
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\ 11 ill unwIiliWIl, NaK WaUG WW
wal infection will be given anubtcxr
respond (tatheantibiotics within 24
to 48 hoars, bm don't forget to give
the whole dosage. 2) Don t forget to
give Tylenol for fever or chest pain
if needed. 3) Give warn fluids for
coughing spells. Warm lemonade,
apple juice, hot soup or broth help
loosen up thick secretions as the
child can cough them up better. 4)
Use a humidifier in the child's room
at night Dry air tends to worsen a
cough, and moist air helps quieten
the cough. 5) Keep the child away
from cigarette smoke. We all know
thai tobacco smoke aggra\ ates a cough
and makes coughs last longer
If the child s condition worsens
after being on antibiotics for 48
hours, make sure you check with a
doctor, he may deserve a re-evalua
Continue to support our tribal
council and tribal chairman. And if
you get a chance, drop by our grand
opening at Julian T. Pierce Health
Center on Sunday. December 18 from
2-5 p.m,.
See you next week!
Azaleas ut December
The azalea sprig I brought in the
house last week is still blooming away
Just like it's spring!
But those who've been complain
ing that it's too warm to get in the
mood for Christmas should be hap
pier now
The chill in the air hits harder after
a spell of warm weather, doesn't it!
Snow in Montana
There were several light snowfalls
while I was visiting Mother. Then the
day I was scheduled to leave several
inches covered the ground My cousin
Betty's husband, Lee,drove Mother's
1978 Skylark over some slick roads
on our way to the airport at Butte
What a wonderful wintry send-off, I
thought Everything we passed was
frosted in white. And the snow kept
falling, as we crossed the Continental
Divide, peaching the airport a half
I put on my OLD tennis shoes to
wade through the snow. (Butte got 12
inches that day.)
Just as 1 was about to show my
ticket at the counter, Betty said: "I
heard them say the plane couldn't
land. Youcan'tgotoday". Visibility
was only one mile, and there was no
way for pilots to see beacons on the
mountains. So we three ate dinner
and went back home.
By the time I left on Wednesday,
the highway was almost dear of snow,
and driving was a whole lot easier.
But the trip I'll always remember
is the winter wonderland on the Sat
urday before!
Singles 'Meeting
As usual, we had some good fel
lowship at our Tuesday night Singles
Meeting. Annie Pearl Cummings was
in charge of the program and refresh
She asked us to share our most
memorable Christmas with the group
After the business meeting, we sang
Christinas carols in the church sanc
tuary. Then we went to Ihe kitchen to
enjoy chili and homemade tike.
Our ten-year reunion get-together
will be held on (or near) Valentine's
In the Armed Forces
Toby Locklear
Navy Seaman Recruit Toby
Locklear, son ofLanyD. and Deborah
B. Locklear of Route 1, Shannon,
NC, recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Grand Lakes, 111.
During the eight-week program,
Locklear completed a variety of train
ing which included classroom study,
practical hands-on instruction, and
an emphasis on -physical fitness. In
particular, Locklear learned naval
customs, first aid, fire fighting, water
safety and survival, and a variety of
safety skills required for working
around ships and aircraft.
Locklear and other recruits also
received instruction on the Navy's
core vahies-hoaor, courage, and com
mitment, and what the words mean in
guiding personal and professional
conduct. Locklear joins 63t000 men
and women who will enter the Navy
this year from all over the country ;
Men and women train together
from their first day in the Navy just as
they do aboard ships and at shore
bases around the world. To reinforce
the team concept, Locklear and other
recruits also were trained in prevent
ing sexual harassment and ensuring,
equal opportunity
Even as the naval service gets;
smaller over the next few years, highly
motivated young people like Locklear'.
are still finding an opportunity to:
improve their knowledge and educa-;
tion as they become part of the most
highly technical naval force in his-I
tory. This year alone the Navy will;
have more than 57,000 job openings;
and opportunities, most of which in
dude guaranteed training.
He is a 1994 graduate of St. Pauls;
"igh School of SL Pauls, NC
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