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To Die Game: The Story of the Lowry Band, Indian Guerrillas of Reconstruction

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During the Civil War, many young Lumbee Indians of North Carolina hid in the swamps to avoid conscription into Confederate labour battalions and carried on a running guerilla war. This is the story of Henry Berry Lowry, a Lumbee who killed a Confederate official, escaped, and ran a guerilla gang.
Paperback, 282 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Syracuse University Press (first published December 12th 1971)
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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.

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