What’s In a Name: The Case of the Lumbee Indians.

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Johnson, Guy B.  “What’s In a Name: The Case of the Lumbee Indians.”  Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Athens, GA.  9 April 1970.  8 p.  [Included in entry 468.]


Among mixed-race racial enclaves in the eastern U.S., Lumbees have been “the most conspicuously successful instance” of achieving a good name. Reviews the motivations behind various names, and results of the changes.  The Lumbees’ “power and progress contributed to the acquisition of a ‘good name’ at last; the name, in turn, has elevated their progress and sense of identity.”

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