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From: "Malcolm Dodd" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] DNAprint on Nightline
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 10:08:38 -0000
<No...just a page with the four subgroups and percentages: 57 percent
Indo-European, 39 percent Native American, 4 percent East Asian and zero
percent African.....no triangle was shown. I have always been critical of
the variances in the DNAprint test percentage results and the
non-repeatability of their tests per my earlier emails on this forum...
My interest was the human side of Wayne Joseph reaction to the fact that he
was no long a Negro, Black, or African American as his Mother had told
him...and the calm amazement on his face at learning this news.>
When one receives news such as Mr Joseph did I can say from my experience
(alleged 25% Asian - Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Polynesian) that shock can
easily be mistaken for "calm amazement".
Because the test cannot differentiate satisfactorily between East Asian and
Native American I obtained a book to see what in pictures the phenotype of
It is, "The Cultures of Native North Americans" by C L Feest.
On page 4 of the book is a photograph of a "young Cheyenne" dressed for a
powwow. Mr Joseph and the person depicted have exactly the same genotype.
On page 13 there is a picture of a still from the movie "The Silent Enemy"
1927. The wording underneath says,
"In the 20th century, movies brought the fictional image of Native Americans
to life. Buffalo Child Long Lance, the main protagonist in "The Silent
Enemy" was himself closer to fiction than fact. Born a colored in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Sylvester Long transformed himself into first
a Cherokee and later a Blackfoot, and described his Indian childhood in his
still popular autobiography. He committed suicide when his true origins
I wonder what in 1927 the indigenous Americans made of an indigenous African
depicting their people?
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