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Old 01-24-2017, 01:40 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by pakosi View Post
No DNA test can tell you what tribal affiliation you descend from.
Correct!
Nor is the DNA pool very large that they pull these results from, actually very few Natives that can be documented they are from federally recognized tribes have donated DNA and certainly no large documented tribes have allowed the entire tribe to be pulled from. So what you are left with is results from those that have "SELF-Identified as Native American"!

As an example the number of Registered Cherokee Nation citizens are:
Approx.: 303,000 Cherokee Nation, 11,000 ECBI and 4,000 UKB

Approx. 700,000 self Identify as Cherokee and probably much higher for all other tribes.

I wouldn't even use it as a starting point for the results are so meaningless.
1) Can't be used to tell you what tribe just that you have markers that match those in the database that self identify as Cherokee.
2) Can't be used as a way to enroll in a Federally recognized Tribe well because the results do not tell you what tribe
Even more troubling about these test they cant be used to even start research to possible find a documented tie to a Native Tribe! The money spent could have been used to HIRE a Researcher who would at least be able to give you DOCUMENTS that are useful in your search.

My 2 cents
and a couple of quarters of advice
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