Genealogy

The Money-Making Machine Known as DNA Testing

Written by at May 22, 2017

Genealogy sites thrive on the human curiosity, but Native DNA is better traced through family stories and tribal connections.

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Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can’t reveal your unique tribal history

Written by at May 22, 2017

Genealogy sites thrive on our curiosity to know where we came from through our DNA

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Native Family Stories and the Connecting Thread of Survival

Written by at May 21, 2017

All things are connected and the more you learn of your family stories the more this will become clear. Seek out your family story tellers.

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The War of 1812 Could Have Been the War of Indian Independence

Written by at May 17, 2017

The War of 1812 was in fact a major turning point for Native Americans who were struggling to stop white settlers from encroaching on their land.

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Chugach Alaska Corporation Sells Carbon Credits to California

Written by at May 3, 2017

Chugach Alaska Corporation recently entered its most profitable financial agreements to date. Two ground-breaking land transactions with New Forests are helping Chugach to preserve 115,000 acres of it forested land in Prince William Sound, homeland to generations of its 2,500 Aleut, Eskimo and Indian shareholders. Many residents rely on fisheries and a subsistence lifestyle in the pristine Prince William Sound, where old-growth trees tower, and across 3,800 miles of coastline, tidewater glaciers calve into the ocean.

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NCAI Condemns President Trump’s Derogatory Use of Pocahontas

Written by at May 3, 2017

NCAI Condemns President Trump’s Derogatory Use of Pocahontas

The National Congress of American Indians has released a statement condemning President Trump’s derogatory use of Pocahontas in regards to Elizabeth Warren.

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Top 5 Tips on Using Ancestry.com to Find Native American Info – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at May 3, 2017

Top 5 Tips on Using Ancestry.com to Find Native American Info – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Top 5 Tips on Using Ancestry.com to Find Native American InfoA lot of people have found success using Ancestry.com to find out about their heritage. The website provides the largest arsenal of genealogical data online. By entering in some basic personal information, you can start opening doors to pieces of…..

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Public Art Honoring the Magnificent Seven in Statuary Hall

Written by at May 3, 2017

Of the 100 statues in Statuary Hall, seven are of Native Americans—who are these magnificent seven representing Natives in the country’s capitol?

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Once Again: President Donald Trump Calls Senator Warren Pocahontas at NRA Rally

Written by at April 28, 2017

President Donald Trump continues his history of calling Senator Warren Pocahontas in public. This time at the annual NRA meeting in Atlanta.

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Humans Populated Americas 130,000 Years Ago? Mastodon Findings Spark Controversy

Written by at April 27, 2017

The conclusion that a mastodon was butchered by humans in the Americas 130,000 years ago has archeologists—and Bering Strait backers—in an uproar.

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Haida Gwaii: Mist-Enshrouded Showcase of Haida Culture

Written by at April 27, 2017

It is easy to see why Haida Gwaii, a charming archipelago off the west coast of Canada, captivated legendary artist Bill Reid as he embraced his heritage.

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Genetic Continuity Study Backs Up Oral Histories

Written by at April 25, 2017

A new study shows genetic links between skeletons found in Alaska and British Columbia and Indigenous Peoples living there today, backing up oral histories.

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Indian Child Welfare Act: One Family’s Journey Along the Adoption Trail

Written by at April 24, 2017

Danny came to our family through the Indian Child Welfare Act, which was enacted to end the near-wholesale removal of Native children.

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The Real Story of That Giant Squash: Separating Myth from Reality

Written by at April 21, 2017

Many of us have seen stories of the giant squash floating around; but how true is the legend? The real story is even more fascinating and ends with, ‘Thank a Native!’

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What Is the Tribal Enrollment Process? – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at April 12, 2017

What Is the Tribal Enrollment Process?When it comes to researching your Native American ancestry, you may come across a lot of information about enrolling in a tribe. The tribal enrollment process, while varied from tribe to tribe, is typically meant to preserve a tribe’s unique…..

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Smithsonian Channel Now Airing ‘Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth’

Written by at April 7, 2017

The Smithsonian Channel documentary ‘Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth,’ examines the actual life of Pocahontas, and how the story was embellished.

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Self-Help Isn’t Enough for Native Women

Written by at April 1, 2017

The self, as we know it, is a western construct—a non-Native invention resulting in undue emphasis on self-help, self-love, and ascribing value to the self.

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Indigenous Puerto Rico: DNA evidence upsets established history

Written by at March 20, 2017

DNA evidence shows that most Puerto Ricans are a blending of Taino (Indian), Spanish and African according to studies by Dr. Juan Martinez-Cruzado.

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How to Use the Dawes Rolls to Trace Your Indian Ancestry – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 19, 2017

How to Use the Dawes Rolls to Trace Your Indian AncestryAs you’ve likely figured out by now, tracing your Indian heritage requires a lot of work. You may end up having to do a lot more work than you had initially anticipated. When tracing your Native American genealogy, there are…..

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Pocahontas Death Day Celebrations in England

Written by at March 19, 2017

English citizens devote themselves to a year of festivities to celebrate the Pocahontas 400 – Peace and Reconciliation project.

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10 Ways to Respect Your Native Elders

Written by at March 18, 2017

Our blessed Native elders certainly deserve our respect—here are 10 ways to show them that respect that they deserve, from asking how they are to listening.

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Latecomers and Early-Goers To Reservation Life

Written by at March 12, 2017

There is a certain stigma associated with leaving the reservation in most Native communities. The sense of loss extends both ways.

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Top 5 Tools for Tracing Your Family History – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 10, 2017

Top 5 Tools for Tracing Your Family HistoryAfter you’ve gotten started tracing your family heritage, you may find yourself at a standstill. Information from family members can only get you so far; we can’t depend on everyone in our lives to be excellent record-keepers of the past……

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What You Should Know About DNA Testing for Family History Research – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 9, 2017

What You Should Know About DNA Testing for Family History Research – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

What You Should Know About DNA Testing for Family History ResearchThere are many potential steps involved in researching your genealogy, especially if you’re starting from scratch. Before you do anything else, it’s of course, best to start with your living family members – gather information from your oral history, and…..

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3 Historical Native American Women You Might Not Know, But Should

Written by at March 8, 2017

Here we highlight three Native American women, all from very different regions and with very different histories, who were important to their people.

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