Adolph L. Dial is professor emeritus of history at Pembroke State University, a past chair of the department, and because of his loving involvement in trying to gain federal recognition for his people, he was awarded the Henry Berry Lowry Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Lumbee community. David K. Eliades is professor and chair of the Department of History at Pembroke State University. He was named the first Distinguished Professor in the history of Pembroke State University.
"Histories of modern American Indian groups are rarely successful. They tend to be apologetic, chauvinistic, or deeply anthropological. The Only Land I Know is a refreshing counter to the above complaints. . . . Intelligently written and readable. . . . More books of this kind are needed."--North Carolina Historical Review