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Lumbee Tribe Honored with Historical Marker in Robeson County

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Robeson County proudly celebrated the unveiling of a historical marker dedicated to the Lumbee Tribe this week, a significant acknowledgment under the NC State Historical Marker Program. The ceremony took place in front of the Lumbee Tribe Housing Complex on West McDuffie Crossing Road, highlighting the rich history and cultural contributions of the tribe, which predominantly resides in this region.

This marker is part of a broader initiative by the state to recognize all eight of North Carolina’s indigenous tribes, including the Coharie, Haliwa-Saponi, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi, Sappony, and Waccamaw Siouan. The Lumbee marker stands as a testament to the enduring legacy and heritage of the tribe within Robeson, Hoke, Scotland, and Cumberland counties.