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From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Pilgrim & Indian ancestors;GeneTree pre-Thanksgiving special
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 07:12:46 -0800
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This statement from the article also reflects the profound ignorance of the
public in terms of phenotypic expression. Why should she expect that having
an Indian (Native American) ancestor born in the late 1500s or early 1600s
(if in fact there has been not NPE in the intervening 400 years!) would
result in any traits that "look Indian". This would be perception anyway
(unless talking about shovel shaped incisors or something that can be
validated empirically), and so people see what they want to see without
realizing the high variability in for example those who are 100% European.
After all these years, nothing has changed in terms of the general public -
and many of the "service providers" who feed into these expectations and

David K. Faux.

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 6:16 AM, Ann Turner <> wrote:

> The price for a Y chromosome test is greatly reduced until Thanksgiving.
> Even if you have tested elsewhere, this might be an opportunity for those
> of
> you who have wished you could become part of SMGF's database (pedigrees
> still required).
> Ann Turner

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