Breaking into the intergovernmental matrix: The lumbee tribe's efforts to secure federal acknowledgment

David E. Wilkins

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This article discusses the concept of political recognition (both federal and state) of Indian tribes; explains the difference between administrative and legislative recognition; examines who is or should be empowered to extendfederal recognition, the Congress or the executive branch; discusses the major factors that have compelled the Lumbees to seek federal recognition when they were already acknowledged by the state; and examines the major factors that have precluded them from securing complete federal recognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-142
Number of pages20
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1993

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