In the mid-1900’s, Baltimore emerged as an urban hub for thousands of Lumbee community members who relocated to the area following hopes of employment and economic opportunity. The Lumbee Tribe is headquartered in North Carolina, but the establishment of a Lumbee neighborhood in east Baltimore earned the area between Upper Fellos Point and Washington Hill the nickname, “the reservation.”
Although this history has largely fallen out of popular knowledge and Baltimore’s Lumbee population has dispersed throughout the area, the Baltimore American Indian Center maintains its office in this historic neighborhood and continues to serve the city’s urban, intertribal community.
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Image: Baltimore American Indian Center
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