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Old 05-19-2013, 04:56 PM
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I think they consider themselves 'First Citizens', not native americans.

Was in Anchorage working with a contractor on an 8a setaside countract and was 'educated' by the native Alaskan manager of the company. Found they have originating communities, not tribes as well. And I gathered they didn't think much of the whole racial, genetic characterization of the whole thing. one way or the other
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:48 AM
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Seeing as how the OP was posted on the Genealogy forum: Native American heritage sometimes turns up as "Asian" in the DNA testing. But the fact that some tribes' ancestors are thought to have arrived more recently than others doesn't make them more Asian genetically.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:17 PM
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Im Yup'ik Eskimo, I would have loved to have seen this land bridge. My mom, sisters, cousins, relatives have similar traits to that of an Asian (Ruth4Truth) or "mongoloid". Not that I'm saying were Asian "mongoloid" or we might be, who really knows. would be cool to have relatives over sea's..

Pierce2011 Im sure no one minds, I don't really care what people call me. I was once called a Ch1nk from some white guy. If it gets people being offended by a comment that's there problem. I'm sure mr bolo was using those photos as an example to his question. My question is. "Where did we come from?"

Last edited by alaskenatve; 01-18-2014 at 11:24 PM.. Reason: ch1nk is not an offensive word if im using it on myself.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Fullback32 View Post
You know, that's a good question and one that many times is discussed among us. I can only speak for myself and people I know. Generally, we look at our Alaskan brothers and sisters as Native Americans just like us. Same goes for our cousins in Canada and the indigenous tribes south of the border and in South America. Many times we will differentiate North American Indians, Native Alaskans, Central American Indians, and South American Indians in conversations so people will know which groups we are speaking of. I do wonder sometimes as to how much of that differentiation in the modern age has been a result of English versus Spanish. This is why, in the end, I see all of us are Native Americans and we should be aware of what is going on with Native Americans throughout the hemisphere.

It is an interesting thing as though we say "Native Americans", there is and always will be a "tribal line", if you will, that says Comanche, Kiowa, Lakota, Navajo, Pima, Modoc and so on. I'm sure the same thing exists among natives in different parts of the hemisphere.

For myself and most NA Indian people I know, we feel a kinship with the Native Hawaiians as they went through some very similar things as we did. Though different in the details, the result was the same. A couple of years ago, the wife and spent two weeks in Hawaii. While on the Big Island, in particular, I spent much time having conversations with many of the Islanders. Though of Polynesian culture, we had many commonalities that we discovered about each other. I think as dialogue continues among the American Indian Nations and the Hawaiians, we shall see more commonalities than we ever realized and a need to be more supportive of each other's causes.

As to the United States, IMO, American Indians, Native Alaskans and the Native Hawaiians are the indigenous people of this country.
I've been to several NA cultural events and Native Hawaiians are always invited & included.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:23 AM
Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by mr bolo View Post
since these people are the most recent to cross the land bridge out of asia are they still considered asian or native american?

they definitely look mongoloid
They are Mongoloid; there was no Land Bridge; and the Alaskan groups specifically came by boat...since that's what they claim.

Many of the groups in Central and South America came by boat also. The oldest known skeleton is a Negroid woman dating from 25,000 years ago. It's unclear if she came from the African Continent or from Melanesia-Micronesia.

One of the oldest encampments dates to 35,000 years ago in Northern Chile. Those people are known to have originated in Southeast Asia in the area of Indonesia-Malaysia-Australia.

Some of the tribal groups from the Eastern US have affinity with Bedouin, Kalahari and other groups from North Africa.

It's also known that Europeans were walking around the Pacific Northwest 13,000 years ago.

It'll probably take some time to sort things out.


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Old 01-26-2014, 12:21 PM
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And none of this has anything to do with GENEALOGY. Thread closed.
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