Episode 5
The Lumbee Dance of the Spring Moon 

Mickela joins a Native-American Pow Wow with the Lumbee Tribe, digging deeper into the obstacles that a non-Federally recognized tribe must face.


Lumberton, North Carolina


1. UNC Pembroke (Native American History Museum)

Housed on UNC Pembroke’s campus (the first university in the US for Native Americans), the Museum of the Southeast American Indian contains an array of exhibits featuring Indian artifacts, arts, and crafts from all over the Americas with a special emphasis on the North Carolina Native American Lumbee Tribe.

2. The Dance of the Spring Moon Powwow

A celebration of the Lumbee Indians through traditional Native American food, arts, crafts, singing, music and dance.  Impressive dance and drum competitions are bookend with plenty of opportunities to dance in the inter-tribal dances open to all.  The powwow is held every May in Lumberton, NC.

3. Lumberton, NC

Located on the Lumber River in the coastal plains region of North Carolina, this quaint town is rich in American history and beautiful scenery.


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