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Members of Lumbee Tribe proud to carry on tradition of service

 

Last updated 1/17/2015 at 3:21pm

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Two members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are proud to carry on the fighting traditions of an ancestor who took up arms against the Confederacy. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Oxendine said his great grandfather, Henry Berry Lowry, was known as the "Indian Robin Hood."

RALEIGH, NC-Two members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are proud to carry on the fighting traditions of an ancestor who took up arms against the Confederacy.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Oxendine said his great-grandfather, Henry Berry Lowry, was known as the "Indian Robin Hood." Lowry rose up against the Confederate Home Guard from 1865 to 1872 to protect his land and his people from persecution.

"Lowry and his gang helped lay the foundation of justice for my people, giving us hope and the opportunity to pursue a better life and education," Oxendine said in a story publish...



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