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INDIAN FREEDMEN DNA STUDIES

Blood Feud

These are boom times for the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma. But bad times for thousands of black Indians battling for tribal citizenship. Now the Freedmen are turning to genetic science for help. He shows charts indicating that African ancestry in the 95 Freedmen he tested ranged from 4 to 76 percent, while European ancestry varied from 0 to 62 percent. "Native American was surprising," Kittles says as he presses the slide clicker to bring up the figures that everyone’s waiting for. The range of Indian blood was from 0 to 30 percent, for an average of just 6 percent - almost identical to an East Coast African-American population. https://www.wired.com/2005/09/seminoles/


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