Strike at the Wind: the Struggle to Sustain a Culture
The Changing Faces of Tradition -- Strike at the Wind: the Struggle to Sustain a Culture
(6) Strike at the Wind—the Struggle to Sustain a Culture, by Amy Nelson
In the southeastern North Carolina town of Pembroke, it's hard to come by anyone who hasn't heard the name Henry Berry Lowery. The 19th-century Native American is a cultural icon for the Lumbee population there. In 1976 a musical drama was created about Lowery’s life called “Strike at the Wind.” The production ran out of money and ceased running last year. Historian Malinda Maynor wants to revitalize the show as a way to sustain both the local economy and the Lumbee culture.
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