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My Native American DNA is Not Represented at All

My Native American DNA is Not Represented at All

Posted: 1566936067000
Classification: Query
I have relatives on both sides that belong to various Native American tribes; none of these are reflected in my DNA report. I am wondering if perhaps this is related to the amount of Native American DNA samples collected which my DNA would be tested with? Thanks!

Re: My Native American DNA is Not Represented at All

Posted: 1566940150000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1566981471000
Jemima

There is no DNA test that can identify individual Tribes/Nations.

American Indian ancestry is based on a Paper Trail, not DNA.
There are over 500 Federally Recognized American Indian Nations and Tribes in North America.
Many of whom have a very well documented history.

***I have relatives on both sides that belong to various Native American tribes***

It would be helpful if you could provide some names, dates and locations for your ancestors.


KR

Re: My Native American DNA is Not Represented at All

Posted: 1567008561000
Classification: Query
I recommend doing a full sequence MtDNA test, or join a DNA project that might reflect your desire, if you are simply curious about your lineage.

Re: My Native American DNA is Not Represented at All

Posted: 1567095459000
Classification: Query
lumael

***I recommend doing a full sequence MtDNA test, or join a DNA project that might reflect your desire, if you are simply curious about your lineage.***

Can you please explain how these tests will determine which Tribe/Nation an individual may be descended from/related to ?

KR


Re: My Native American DNA is Not Represented at All

Posted: 1567104069000
Classification: Query
I keep replying, but it got deleted or wont post...

I can compare my autosomal DNA to Native people, and ask about their family. Because I may have autosomal matches, they are more likely to be the most recent relation. I already know where one relative lived, which narrows her tribe to two reservations in the the area-- she was Ojibwe.
Having known my maternal haplogroup, I was able to research MtDNA haplogroups in Native tribes, then correlate that with potential geographical locations along with family history (Miq'maq or Algonquin). Still awaiting some full results, which will confirm my research that has also narrowed the possibilities.
Last night, I discovered some famous Native ancestors on my famther's side (big surprise!) Because they lived so long ago (over 200 years), a direct autosomal match may not be possible. Because the direct line ends with a female, I can not use Y or X chromosome testing to trace it to myself. If I wanted to PROVE ancestry to this line, I would need to rely on a paper trail, but luckily I already know the reservation.
My testing was done through FTDNA, so I do not know if you have the same resources available, as far as targeted genetic comparisons.

The way you wish to discover your ancestry and why seems to be the key in your case. DNA should be sufficient for curiosities' sake, but you will need reliable documentation if you are trying to legally prove ancestry.

Re: My Native American DNA is Not Represented at All

Posted: 1567374063000
Classification: Query
Couple of questions. Are your relatives in Federally recognized tribes? If yes calculate out what your blood quantum is. Mine is 5/32 and it shows up on two different DNA test.

Don’t be conned, no DNA test can tell you which tribe your DNA belongs to. If they make that claim it’s a scam.
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