When Native Americans Routed the Ku Klux Klan in the Battle of Hayes Pond

After the recognition of the Lumbee in North Carolina, Ku Klux Klan wizard James W. “Catfish” Cole launched a campaign of terror against the tribe, questioning its indigenous status. “There’s about 30,000 half-breeds up in Robeson County and we are going to have some cross burnings and scare them up,” he said.