Category Archives: Alaska Natives

Some Native Americans Had Oceanic Ancestors

This week has seen a flurry of new scientific and news articles.  What has been causing such a stir?  It appears that Australian or more accurately, Australo-Melanese DNA has been found in South America’s Native American population. In addition, it … Continue reading

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Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations

Our friends at Abroad in the Yard wrote an interesting article back in December 2011 about Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations. As you’re probably aware, the migration of people, their ethnicity and how they came to be where they are … Continue reading

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Ancient DNA Analysis From Canada

Recently a new academic paper focused on Native American ancestry hit the news.  Ripan Malhi’s molecular anthropology and ancient DNA lab at the University of Illinois, shown above, in Urbana, Illinois has successfully extracted DNA from remains of individuals whose bones … Continue reading

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Metlakahtlan, Alaska

I’m still working on transcribing the Carlisle Indian School records, although I’m nearing the end of all 18,000 records found in three sources that have to be integrated.  This project has been way beyond the magnitude I ever expected. One … Continue reading

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Alaska Culture Comes Alive in Tanacross

Alaska seem so remote from the continental US.  That’s because it is in more ways than one.  During my visits to Alaksa, I have always felt like I stepped back about 40 or 50 years in time.  Things are different there.  … Continue reading

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