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From: "Lowe DNA" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] SNP/STR study of Native Americans
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 15:14:18 -0600
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Did they separate out the NA into specific tribes to see if they were
recognizable NRY patterns?

I find it disconcerting that the academics refer to NA as a group when in
fact there are 100's of endemic tribes throughout the Americas... It is my
hope that in the future these learned folks would become cognizant of this
fact and start publishing the tribes that their samplings are from.....and
if they were full-blood or part-bloods..

This is like saying the Sicilians are to be lumped with the red-headed
IRISH....or the Seminole with the Aleuts...

"All three of Greenberg's major linguistic divisions (including 342 Amerind
speakers, 186 Na-Dene speakers, and 60 Aleut-Eskimo speakers) were
represented in our sample of 588 Native Americans. SNP analysis indicated
that three
major haplogroups, denoted as C, Q, and R, accounted for nearly 96% of
Native AmericanY chromosomes. Haplogroups C and Q were deemed to represent
early Native American founding Y-chromosome lineages; however, most
haplogroup R lineages
present in Native Americans most likely came from recent admixture with

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