With all this hulabaloo about whether or not Elizabeth Warren has Indian, I must post the information that obviously most people are not aware of. You can be of Indian descent and have nothing show up, just as I do. The fact that Elizabeth Warren has some American heritage would be considered proof positive that YES she does have some American Indian heritage, no matter how miniscule, if it showed up as American Indian that is enough proof. Many times family stories are passed down from generation to generation just as mine was and when you follow the trail, you may or may not be able to prove the person is in fact Indian. It certainly does not mean that it is untrue. Check out this: Out of Asia ancient genome lays to rest origins of Americas’ first humans. This can explain why many of us who have had stories passed down about Indian heritage but don’t show anything in our DNA test about it.
First of all, many of us do not inherit that particular gene. just because one of your ancestors was For Sure American Indian, does not mean that you will show that in your DNA. Also, many times native American shows up in your DNA as Asian coming across from Siberia and Mongolia on the land age bridge to North America.
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I have a Cherokee Indian in my ancestry, but it did not show up in my DNA. Why?
As an example, I will use my ancestor, Naomi, who was a Cherokee Maiden. We will assume she was 100% Cherokee, but she could have been less than that. She was born in 1711 and was my 5th Great Grandmother. Therefore, by using the rule where traits may carry only about 50% from generation to generation, I would end up with only (100% GGGGG grandparent, 50% GGGG grandparent, 25% GGG grandparent, 12.5% GG grandparent, 6.25% G grandparent, 3.125% grandparent 1.5625% Parent), and me – only .78125%. And this is IF 5th Great Grandparent was 100% Cherokee Indian. Based on this, you can see how the odds would be great against having any DNA from that one lone Cherokee Indian. In my case, I have encouraged other relatives interested in finding her to check the Quaker records in North Carolina. Quakers were very good at keeping church records. My ancestor that she was married to was Quaker. She had never been put on an Indian Roll that I could find and this seems to be the best resource for trying to track her.
What about Indians being descended from the Israelites as some say?
Today I heard that American Indian DNA may be showing up as Jewish because the American Indian is descended from the Israelites. It is said that after the Tower of Babel the Israelites were disbursed into the world and someone told my sister-in-law that may be why she has some Jewish showing up in her DNA but no American Indian.
Genetic markers for American Indians in areas of North, Central and South America come from North East Asia (more specifically Mongolia and Siberia. Tests have show that 99.4% have mitochondrial DNA that came from NE Asia. This all makes sense when you consider for the connection to be Israelites, they would have to had to traveled some 8000 miles across the ocean vs the NE Asians just having to travel some 50 miles to come across the land bridge at the Bering Strait. The evidence is clear. Consider the biological features of American Indians vs Asians. There is a resemblance in them biologically, particularly peoples from Mongolia and Siberia. Archaeologically, they have found similar tools in both ancient cultures, linguistics are similar as well and now genetic data placing the origin of the American Indians to Asia. There is a widespread consensus of all archeologica disciplines, scientific disciplines, Linguistic disciplines and DNA evidence that the home of the American Indians is Asia not Israel