Carolina Indian Voice

Strike at the Wind!

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Strike at the Wind!, a Robeson County musical outdoor drama ran from the 1970s until 2007. The drama, which told the true story of the Lowrie War, one of the most important events in North Carolina history, opens in 1865, at the end of the Civil War. In the play, Henry Berry Lowrie, a 17-year old Lumbee Indian boy, is confronted with the unjustified murder of his father and brother at the hands of the Confederate Home Guard.

Elmer Hunt served as the official photographer for the production during the years covered in this series. His photographs recorded actors, scenes, and activities related to the production, such as a Fundraiser Dinner at Sheff's, a local seafood restaurant, in 1984.

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