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Interesting that you should ask about the DNA question. I have had that discussion with several people in recent weeks. I have taken the autosomnal DNA test with 23andMe, which reflects percentages. With my Dawes enrollee ancestor's card the fact that she had a Choctaw father was also reflected on her card as well. I have seen many such cards and although they were enrolled on the "Freedmen" card since their mother had been enslaved, the tie is there and reflected by DNA as well. Of course, it is also understood DNA is not tribe-specific and it is not a tool for enrollment in any of the federally recognized tribes. However, genealogically speaking, DNA is an amazing journey to undertake nevertheless.

I found it interesting that the "elder" came out of the blue and told you with confidence (arrogance?) that your ancestor's father was not who she said it was, as if the "elder" was there.

But you have raised a good question about the descendants of the Equity Case 7071. There should be a DNA case study specifically targeting that group. The autosomal test "23andMe" would be an excellent company to approach for one of their group studies.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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