To Die Game: The Story of the Lowry Band, Indian Guerillas of Reconstruction (Iroquois and Their Neighbors) (Paperback)

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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


William McKee Evans, emeritus professor of history at California State Polytechnic University and the author of the prize-winning Ballots and Fence Rails: Reconstruction on the Lower Cape Fear.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780815603597
ISBN-10: 0815603592
Publisher: Syracuse University Publications in Continuin
Publication Date: January 1st, 1996
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Iroquois and Their Neighbors