American Indians had an unexpected relationship to both the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Today, they possess equally complicated views on how we remember that conflict. My goal is to demonstrate how American Indian history helps us see the Civil War in new ways.
Malinda Maynor Lowery is a historian and documentary film producer who is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She is an Associate Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South. She writes on topics including American Indian history, Southern history, religion, music, and foodways. Her second book, The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, was published by UNC Press in September 2018. The book is a survey of Lumbee history from the eighteenth century to the present, written for a general audience. Her first book, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation, was also publish by UNC Press in 2010.