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

Evans, William McKee

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ISBN 10: 0807108162 / ISBN 13: 9780807108161
Editorial: LSU, 1971, 1971
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Título: To Die Game: The Story of the Lowry Band, ...

Editorial: LSU, 1971

Año de publicación: 1971

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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The dramatic and exciting story of Indian guerilla warfare against the Confederates during the Civil War. During the Civil War many young Lumbee Indians of North Carolina hid in the swamps to avoid conscription into Confederate labor battalions and carried on a running guerilla war. To Die Game is the story of Henry Berry Lowry, a Lumbee who was arrested for killing a Confederate official. While awaiting trial, he escaped and took to the swamps with a band of supporters. The Lowry band became as notorious as their contemporaries Jesse and Frank James, as they terrorized bush-whacked leaders of possses and military companies. For more than five years, with the support of local Indians and Negroes, they eluded capture. In 1872, Henry disappeared and some of his other followers were eventually hunted down and killed by bounty hunters.

About the Author:

W. McKee Evans is a Professor of History at California State Polytech and the author of the prize-winning Ballots and Fence Rails.

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