December 22, 2014

Strike at the Wind: the Struggle to Sustain a Culture

posted by on April 4th, 2013

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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  1. DANA EDWARDS says:

    This musical is about my family. I just recently learned I am a related to Henry Berry Lowery. Me great great grandfather was Thomas Lowery. I wish I could find this story/movie but am having zero luck. If you can point me in the right direction to finding it I’d be so grateful! !

  2. Frank Fusion says:

    “The LEGEND of Henry Berry Lowrie”, 2014, by Warren R. Reichel – is an original telling of historically documented events (in correct sequence order) – that is a cut-to-the-chase action-packed pager-turner and a fun read!

    This January 1, 2015 will be the150th Anniversary of the events known as the “Lowrie War” and this new story recalls those hard times (Jan. 1, 1865 thru Feb. 19, 1872). The story takes the reader on an emotional roller-coaster as dictated by those desperate uncertain times. Though the surprise ending will leave the reader cheering!

    This remarkable story is of the “Blue-eyed Indian and Champion of the poor” . Henry Berry Lowrie. North Carolina’s own true Robin Hood.

    If the Governor of North Carolina would read this book, a posthumous pardon would be granted to Henry Berry Lowrie.

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