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Subject: Re: [DNA] Ancestry test - a must-read article URL
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 15:52:59 EDT
In a message dated 6/30/03 8:59:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> By the way, NONE of Pocahontas's descendants would show up as NA on the
> DNAPrint test--unless they have other sources of American Indian blood.
> She's just too many generations back.
> Ray Whritenour
Then why are Europeans showing up with it? IF Europeans acquired "NA"
ancestry that would for the most part have to have been subsequent to 1500. Some
Native Americans were taken to Europe, but not in such numbers as to affect a
large part of the European gene pool. I don't even know of any having had
children there. And there certainly were no Native American slaves in Europe, as
there were African slaves in places like Portugal.