Calvin Oxendine
Lumbee American Indians


In the 1860s to 1880s, a band of Lumbee Indians got sick of being mistreated by the white people in the South Carolina area. They became "Robin Hoods", running around and wreaking havoc. The leader of this band was Henry Berry Lowery. The Oxendines were very involved in these situations. There were many news reports of them. In fact, the last report I find of the outlaws (in 1873) is that Stephen Lowery is thought to have shot poor Floyd Oxendine. Floyd was about to marry Rhody Lowery, Henry Berry Lowery's widow. :)



Calvin Oxendine was part of Henry Berry Lowery's band of outlaw/hero Lumbee Indians. The gang had a long-running feud with the Confederate Home Guard in Robeson County, North Carolina.

Date: 1865
Original Format: Carte de Visite Photograph
Photographer: C. W. Yates

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