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    TO DIE GAME the story of the Lowry Band, Indian Guerrillas of Reconstruction, by William McKee Evans it was pretty good I had no ideal going into this what this story would be like well it s probably not for everyone because it s not historical fiction but a straight history book about a specific unique community, about the Lumbee tribe I actually knew a little about them before I read this story but I enjoy learning and this story didn t disappoint and while this was about the Lowry Band I was amazed at what an interesting unknown story it was So doing a whole mind mapping it would go Think 1860 s 1870 s think North Carolina think river and swamp think Native Americans, think poor whites, think Blacks, think community, think War, think press gangs, and Home Guards, and Reconstruction, and Republicans, and starvation, and stealing of food, think murder, and bandits stealing to feed the community Think KKK, and then imagine how this will play out over years and years, it s American history encapsulated in a long drama that I m frankly surprised no one has turned this into a Netflix original mini series because it has all the elements of what would make a good historical fiction, but it s even amazing because how all our values all our prejudices and political touch stones our basic belief structures are reflected in the groups and persons that appear throughout this story It s one of the most interesting little history books I ve read, and I m really surprised that I who have read so many books about Native American history didn t know the background of this one I did not know Henry Berry Lowry nor did I realize that here was someone who stands in the same rank of native leaders as Red Cloud, Tecumseh, or Dekanawida most would probably disagree but He had an impact that went far beyond his time and circumstance anyway it was a very pleasant surprise give it four stars just because it s a history book and really can t be ranked above a really good novel but as a history book it gets a big thumbs up well researched and clearly drawn descriptive account of this robin hood Indian outlaw that no one has really heard about.


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    The multi racial Lumbee Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina were being kidnapped by Confederates into forced labor under terrible conditions that killed many of them So any able bodied Lumbee men hid in the swamp to avoid conscript labor This means that they couldn t plow their fields The Lumbee were starving The Lowry Band emerged out of desperation They began stealing food from plantations and distributing it to their people To Die Game is their story.William McKee Evans is a very eloquent writer He points out that men who control food are the taskmasters of those who do not, no matter what words to the contrary are intoned from the courthouse door So the story of the Lowry Band is essentially about conflict between the haves and have nots in late 19th century Southern society.Henry Berry Lowry survived as an outlaw because he was a very clever man Evans tells us that in a 1967 interview his nephew D F Lowry revealed that his uncle once got hold of a uniform for the local militia and joined a hunt for himself This sounds like one of the traditional Robin Hood stories There are other stories in this book about Henry Berry Lowry s brilliant marksmanship and mastery of tactics Evans writes in narrative form, but his book is also well researched.For the version of this review on my blog see my September post Henry Berry Lowry An Outlaw Who Became A Legend at


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