In order to facilitate testing, project members and others contributed funds with the agreement that we could publish John’s results and story.
Now that the original tests are complete and we are publishing his results, we would like to upgrade John’s Y markers to 111 (from 37) and add the Big Y test – so if you’re inclined to contribute to the American Indian Project for this advanced testing – you can do so by .
The Dakota are first recorded to have resided at the source of the Mississippi River during the seventeenth century.
The source of the Mississippi trickled out of Lake Itasca in present day South Clearwater, Minnesota.
I hope you’ll get a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this journey.
Come along – we’re going on an adventure to South Dakota and we’ll be visiting the Sioux people! A few months ago, John Iron Moccasin was talking to his friend and told her that he would like to share not only his oral history, but his genealogy and genetic history, with his daughter.
Let’s take a look at tracking both John’s maternal and paternal ancestry.Unlike many adoptees, John always knew the identity of his birth parents and has given permission to use both his birth and adopted surnames. However, since John’s genetic genealogy is connected only with his biological parents, that’s where this article will focus.Both of John’s biological parents belonged to the Cheyenne Sioux tribe.The Sioux The Sioux are groups of Native American tribes and First Nations peoples in North America.The term can refer to any ethnic group within the Great Sioux Nation or to any of the nation’s many language dialects.The Yankton and Yanktonai Dakota reside in the Minnesota River area.They are considered to be the middle Sioux, and have in the past been erroneously classified as Nakota.His birth father was Timothy Urban White Weasel and his birth mother was Martha Hale.John is tribally enrolled with the Cheyenne Sioux based on his birth parents.He didn’t know how to go about doing either, but that friend, Pam, did, and she turned to me.John was born as Earl White Weasel on Eagle Butte Reservation in South Dakota.