[Marxism] Jesse Helms [of contemporary North Carolina -- and the 19th century]

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 4 10:19:48 MDT 2008


>NOTE BY HUNTER BEAR: [July 4 2008]
>Among all of his many nefarious deeds, was his unremitting racist 
>opposition to Federal recognition -- and the important accompanying 
>Federal Indian services -- for the Lumbee Indian Nation. The Lumbees 
>are the largest Native nation in North Carolina and one of the 
>largest in the United States. Their extremely important struggle 
>continues -- Federal recognition is closer than ever for them -- but 
>not yet in hand. See our webpage for the Lumbees and their long 
>campaign for a full measure of social justice: 
>http://www.hunterbear.org/lumbee_indians_of_north_carolina.htm

While it is admittedly a bit of a stretch, the Lumbees are believed 
to be partially descended from Ottoman Turks enslaved by the Spanish 
and brought to North Carolina by Sir Francis Drake. I wrote about that here:

http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/turks-and-american-indians/ 





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