"It’s Lumbee Homecoming Y’all!"

Faculty Publications
Leslie Locklear
Leslie Locklear, Ph.D
  •  Dr. Leslie Locklear, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Christina Pacheco, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke


Join Nakoma, an 8 year-old Lumbee boy, as he takes us on the journey of his favorite tradition, Lumbee Homecoming. The book follows Nakoma as he takes part in a weekend of food and fun with his Grandma Etta Ann and Uncle Jerry. Nakoma’s story illustrates the popular tradition of Lumbee Homecoming that takes place in Pembroke, North Carolina, home of The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Through the eyes of our youth we see the value of grandma’s, golf carts, and grape ice cream!