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There are only 40 (apx.) labs open to the public, and capable of doing these types of testing. Asking which one to use is about like asking what brand of car is better, and which dealership you should buy at.

The "Purpose" of your testing should define what lab you should use; and since you stated no purpose I will try and cover the basic ones here:

  • If you are trying to determine any heritage you may have, then any lab with accreditation and low complaints (disputes of findings) is more than likely your best bet.
  • If you are attempting to discover such things for a "legal purpose" stop right there, don't waste your money.

    There are two reasons behind this: 1st) The Federal Government will not allow DNA results for any tribal purpose(s); rights or claims. This is at odds with their prior decisions on the subject, but they are unmoving in that determination. 2nd) The number of tribes that use DNA for tribal membership purposes, is close to zero - and what few tribes that do, or have considered it; still have a lot of debating to do before it will go further - so this will NOT get you into a tribe under 99% of circumstances.

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Is there any native Americans in Hawaii?

When Hawaii became one of the United States of America in 1959 its aboriginal people (the Polynesian Hawaiians) all became "native Americans" in the same sense that all the native peoples of Ohio are native Americans.The Polynesian Hawaiians are not in any way related to the natives of the Continental USA, but their status is exactly the same; this is one of the main reasons why the term "native American" is in fact meaningless, since it applies to more than one kind of indigenous population. The term AmerIndian or American Indian is much more specific, since it does not include the Polynesian Hawaiians.


If a person does not have the cusp of carabelli does it mean they are of Native American descent?

While not indisputable evidence, it is a possibility. Supposedly, 75-85% of people of European heritage have the trait. I would take it simply as only one part of the evidence of native heritage and use genealogical methods to confirm. Some people are now using DNA tests to assist in their genealogy. Of special note regarding dental traits and Native American heritage, it is said that people with shoveled incisors are likely to have Native heritage also. If the back of your upper front teeth have a scooped out appearance, rather than being smooth, then you have shovel shaped incisors. Once again, not 100 percent proof, but pretty good evidence to add to the puzzle.


Which native american tribe is Fake?

The Lumbee indians are not a historic tribe of native Americans and are not a tribe of aboriginal american indians but do however,self-identify as such.The Lumbee/Croatan have no native American Indian language or customs attributed to them ,have no indian words or names and have never spoken any native American language.The Lumbee self-identify as Indian.The people now calling themselves Lumbee are a mixed race group who are mostly White-Black with a smidge of Native blood(of indeterminate tribal affiliation). They had to downplay their African or mixed heritage and exigerate and overstate their "Native American" identity because of the intense racism in the past. They have been identified as mixed black/white ancestry from the 1700s and were speaking ENGLISH even in the earliest historical references. A considerable amount of genealogical research shows the majority of the founding "Lumber" families descend from free black males and white females that came down from early Virginia settlements.They participated in colonial life as "individuals" not as any recognized tribe. Paying taxes, buying property, mustering in colonial and American militias same as all other colonials.Early colonial records list Lumbee ancestors "as is all "free negors "and mulattos" on kings land and that "no Indians "live in Robeson County area.They were "never identified as an intact tribe that entered into a treaty with the US.They have never been a sovereign nation or had reservation lands.typically the Lumbee lived as "Individuals or free colonist on farms.They initially put forward an origin story that they were the descendants of the "Lost Colony." Then it was Croatan then a Cherokee origin and then sioux.In response to the Southern White backlash to Reconstruction and the tightening of racial laws, the people now calling themselves Lumbee really began to assert their Indian identity. They petitioned for federal recognition as Cherokees. Then a splinter group began to identify as Tuscarora. Now they claim to be descended from Cheraw or "Siouan" people. Their claim of origins has historically been changing for centuries. The Lumber DNA project indicates that the Native American element makes up only a very small fractional component of their ancestry (both on themt DNA and Y-DNA lines).No definite Native American markers have been attributed to individuals that self-identify as Lumbee. The bottom line is they are a distinct people who created the name "Lumber" around 1957 for their group after the Lumber river .There is really no indigenous culture or Indian Language that can be pointed to or attributed to Lumber and definitely no "full bloods" around.The Che raw origin is a recent new theory but has no scientific backing.The chewer went extinct in the early 1700,s.The Lumber in 2010 joined with a Casino firm Lewis Int.LAC to work on getting gaming and a Casino and are now seeking full federal recognition to receive funding. The Yakima valley is sort of fake to it is make up of a the rejects of all of the tribes.


Are lumbee native americans?

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How long ago did Native Americans come to North Americans?

Between 30,000 and 11,000 years ago. The first known human presence is 11,000 years ago but there is evidence to suggest it was earlier. Humans entered North America from modern day Russia over a land bridge that no longer exists.

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How can you figure out what kind of Native American you have in your blood?

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