Turtle Island Examiner

Who Your People Are

Turtle Island Examiner

Malinda Maynor Lowery, whom I am honored to call my friend, observes in the introduction to Lumbees in the Jim Crow South (2010) that identity within the Lumbee nation hinges largely on the question “Who's your people?” (p. xiii) The question refers to the respondant's family, her biological and affinal relatives, rather than her national identity.