Dating events in roanoke va
Modern-day Lumbees claim connection to these settlements, but none of the four tribes located within the boundaries of present-day Robeson County.
When this area was first surveyed by the English in the 1750s, they reported that "No Indians" lived in Bladen County; at the time it included parts of present-day Robeson County.
Artifacts more commonly found in Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, and other parts of North Carolina, have been found alongside local artifacts more typical of prehistoric Indians resident in Robeson County.
This suggests that the region has, for thousands of years, been a zone of cultural interaction.
Archaeological evidence shows that Native American cultures have long occupied present-day Robeson County.
Artifacts have been collected from Paleo-Indians, the Archaic period, the Woodland period, and into the historic period.
In the first federal census of 1790, the ancestors of the Lumbee were enumerated as Free Persons of Color, another term used for a wide variety of non-White people including, non-reservation American Indians, mixed race of American Indian/European, and mixed race African/European.
In 18, these families were classified as "all other free persons" in the census (after "white" and "black").
They required all non-white people, or people of color to attend black schools, where the majority of students were freedmen's children.The first documented land grants made to individuals claimed to be Lumbee ancestors did not take place until the 1750s, more than a decade later.Land patents and deeds filed with the colonial administrations of Virginia, North and South Carolina during this period show that individuals claimed to be Lumbee ancestors migrated from southern parts of Virginia and northern parts of North Carolina.They participate at the state level in many ways, including in the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.They also participate in such national organizations as the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association.