Why your Southeastern Native heritage is much more than DNA from Siberia
Commercial DNA tests compare the complex genetic heritage of test subjects to known populations around the world. They typically define “Native American” as similarity to some First Nations peoples in Canada. There are NO DNA test markers for the Muskogean peoples or the Cherokees. Seemingly “full blood” Uchees in Oklahoma are astonished when their tests come back showing an unexpectedly low percentage of heritage from Northeastern Siberia, via eastern Peru and Mesoamerica, but high levels of DNA from Lappland in Scandinavia, Finland, southwestern Ireland, the Basques in Iberia, Sardinia and even ancient populations of the Middle East.
We are finding that the aboriginal people of the mountains of Alabama, Georgia, western North Carolina and northwestern South Carolina were called Tokahle or Tokah-ke . . . the Freckled People. A similar word is used for the aboriginal red haired, freckled people of New Zealand . . . Tuha-ke. There must be a connection.
As the People of One Fire continues its exploration of the Southern Highlands, we will be interpolating archaeological, architectural, cultural and genetic information. It is important for you to realize that our indigenous heritage is NOT solely from Siberia. In the past, anthropological presumptions that all Native Americans were pure Siberians originally, has biased DNA testing. Non-Siberian DNA was “tossed out’ without further analysis, because it was assumed to have been the result of intermarriage with Europeans and North Africans after 1500 AD. This is absolutely not the case. It is a fact, documented by historian William Bacon Stephens that the early colonists on the coast of Georgia and southern South Carolina encountered “light skinned” Natives, who spoke a dialect of Irish Gaelic. These Duhare (the early Medieval Gaelic word for Irish) eventually moved to the Chattahoochee River and joined the Creek Confederacy. Any tribal name in the Southeast with the suffixes le, lee, li, re, ree, or ri carry the Pre-Gaelic word for “people or tribe,” used in Bronze Age Ireland, Scotland and Scandinavia.
The following article is written in language that you can understand. It explains the surprising origin of the Irish People. What immediately caught my eyes was the mention of ancestry in Sardinia. You see, the triangular stone temple at the Nodoroc Mud Volcano in Northeast Metro Atlanta was identical to some Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age temples in Sardinia, Corsica and Cyprus. Enjoy reading . . . The Earliest People of Ireland
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