Native American Resource Center
Native American Resource Center

Native American Resource Center

The Native American Resource Center at UNC Pembroke is a multi-faceted research center and museum.  The mission of the Native American Resource Center is to educate and serve the public about the prehistory, history, culture, art, and contemporary issues of American Indians, with special emphasis on the Native American communities of Robeson County, of North Carolina and of the American Southeast; to conduct scholarly research; to collect and preserve the material culture of Native America; to encourage American Indian artists and crafts persons; and to cooperate on a wide range of research and service projects with other institutions and agencies concerned with American Indians. 

The Center’s activities support the mission of the University specifically by encouraging inclusion and appreciation of diverse cultures, and by celebrating the heritage of the institution (founded as a school for American Indians).  The Center’s activities also contribute to the University’s mission through service to and appreciation of our multi-ethnic regional society, as well as by promoting engaged student learning and creative activity.

Our museum contains exhibits of authentic Indian artifacts, arts and crafts. These items come from Indian people all over North America, from Abenaki to Zuni. Many other items come from North Carolina Native Americans, with special emphasis on Robeson County Indian people. Particular focus is placed on the largest North Carolina tribe, the Lumbee.

Hours of Operation: The Museum of the Native American Resource Center is open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Saturday.  We are usually closed for lunch from 12:00 noon-1:00 pm on Mondays and Saturdays.  For group visits, please call ahead for reservations.

To learn more about the Museum of the Native American Resource Center, visit the following links:


Art   Crafts   Memories   Literature
Art   Crafts   Memories   Literature
Music   History   Victory Over the Ku Klux Klan   Hero: Henry Berry Lowrie
Music   History   Victory Over the Ku Klux Klan   Hero: Henry Berry Lowrie


Latest News and Announcements

Upcoming Events

  • October 20, 2014 - UNCP Homecoming Round Dance Co-Sponsored by Lumbee Tribe Culture Class; University Center Annex; 6:30-8:30 PM
  • October 24, 2014 - UNCP Homecoming Parade
  • October 25, 2014 - Beginner Beadwork Workshop - For more information of to reserve a space call 910-521-6282
  • November 6, 2014 - Indian Dancing & Storytelling for Public Schools of Robeson County grades 5 and under (Please call ahead for reservations) - Givens Performing Arts Center
  • November 10, 2014 - Annual NASO Fall Powwow; University Center Annex; Doors open at 4:00 pm, dancing will begin at 5:00 pm; Public is welcome!
  • November 13, 2014 - Native Foodways; University Center Annex
  • November 18, 2014 - Southeastern American Indian Studies Program Open House; Old Main, suite 204, 3-6 pm
  • November 22, 2014 - Pinecone Patchwork Workshop - For more information or to reserve a space call 910-521-6282
  • April 16-17, 2015 - 11th Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference