Thomas Blumer

Thomas Blumer began his work among the Catawba in 1970. He has devoted much of his professional career to helping them save and revive their culture. From 1979 to 1993, he served as Catawba historian for the Native American Rights Fund. From 1993 to 1998 he was the official Catawba tribal historian. Blumer has over 220 publications on Catawba history and culture to his credit.