In this excerpt, Nakell recalls how he became involved with the Lumbee Native Americans of Robeson County, North Carolina, who in the mid-1970s were fighting to preserve "Old Main," a building on the campus of UNC-Pembroke with symbolic significance to Lumbee Native Americans. The building was important to Tuscarora Native Americans, too, a group that split from the Lumbees. Their non-violent protests helped delay destruction of the building until Nakell's legal efforts, along with Governor Jim Holshouser's political efforts, succeeded.