Category Archives: History

Clovis People Are Native Americans, and from Asia, not Europe

In a paper published in Nature today, titled “The genome of a Late Pleistocene human from a Clovis burial site in western Montana,” by Rasmussen et al, the authors conclude that the DNA of a Clovis child is ancestral to … Continue reading

Posted in Aleut, Algonquian, Anthropology, Archaeology, Archaic Indians, Asia, Chippewa, Clovis, Cree, DNA, Europe, First Nation, French, History, Ojibwa, Origins, Paleoindians, Research, Solutrean, South America | 1 Comment

Native Amercan Gene Flow – Europe?, Asia and the Americas

Pre-release information from the paper, “Upper Palaeolithic Siberian genome reveals dual ancestry of Native Americans” which included results and analysis of DNA sequencing of 24,000 year old skeletal remains of a 4 year old Siberian boy caused quite a stir.  Unfortunately, it was also … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Archaeology, Archaic Indians, Asia, Canada, DNA, Europe, History, Lake Baikal, Maps, Migration, News, Origins, Paleoindians, Research, Teeth | 4 Comments

Robert McGee and The Cherokee Disturbance

Someone was cleaning out their files and offered a pension application to anyone interested.  Since it related to the “Cherokee Disturbance” and since no one else stepped up, I asked for the application.  I didn’t know what was there, and … Continue reading

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Ancestor of Native Americans in Asia was 30% “Western Eurasian”

The complete genome has recently been sequenced from 4 year old Russian boy who died 24,000 years ago near Lake Baikal in a location called Mal’ta, the area in Asia believed to be the origin of the Native Americans based … 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

Posted in Aboriginal, Alaska Natives, Anthropology, Archaic Indians, Australia, DNA, History, Mexico, Migration, Navajo, Origins, South America | 3 Comments

Wounded Knee

‎123 years ago, on December 28,1890, Chief Spotted Elk was deathly sick with pneumonia.. His band of Lakota set off in the snow from Cheyenne River to seek shelter with Red Cloud at Pine Ridge reservation. Big Foot’s band was … Continue reading

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Cut Your Hair – or Else

It was 1902.  The government was unhappy that Indians were acting like, well, Indians, with their own customs and ways of life.  The government wanted to make the Indians white, or what they called “civilized,” so they would stop causing trouble … Continue reading

Posted in Bureau of Indian Affairs, History | 5 Comments