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The Lowry War

The Lowry Gang fought back against Confederate authorities during the U.S. Civil War and during Reconstruction they came to be viewed as either Robin Hood-esque folk heroes or as dangerous murderers and thieves, depending on who you were asking.


  • Leland, Elizabeth. “Coming Home to the Land of the Lumbee.” Our State. 9/6/2017.
  • Currie, Jefferson. “Henry Berry Lowry.” Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring 2000.
  • “Proclamation of Outlawry for Henry Berry Lowry and his band of robbers.”
  • North Carolina Museum of History. “Community Class Series: Henry Berry Lowrie, Lumbee Legend.” With Nancy Strickland Fields, Museum of the Southeast American Indian; Dr. Lawrence T. Locklear, University of North Carolina at Pembroke; and Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery, Emory University. Via YouTube. Sep 23, 2021.
  • Lowery, Malinda Maynor. “Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity and the Making of a Nation.” University of North Carolina Press. 2010. 
  • Oakley, Christopher Arris. “The Legend of Henry Berry Lowry: Strike at the Wind and the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina.” The Mississippi Quarterly , Vol. 60, No. 1, Special issue on American Indian Literatures and Cultures in the South (Winter 2006-07). Via JSTOR.
  • Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. “History and Culture.” 2017.
  • Lowery, Malinda Maynor. “The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle.” University of North Carolina Press. 2018.
  • Kays, Holly. “Cherokee chief testifies against Lumbee recognition.” Smoky Mountain News. 1/7/2020.
  • Townsend, George Alfred. “The Swamp outlaws, or, The North Carolina bandits : being a complete history of the modern Rob Roys and Robin Hoods.” New-York : Robert M. DeWitt. 1872.
  • Harper’s Weekly. “The North Carolina Bandits.” March 30, 1872.
  • McElroy, Jenny. “The Lowry War.” NCPedia. 3/1/2008.

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