The DNA analysis of a 30-year-old sample believed to come from Elvis Presley’s Farewell Tour will be revealed in a new book by Principal Investigator and author Donald N. Yates.
The sample, in the form of blood and semen stained sheets, belongs to Bobbi Bacha of Blue Moon Investigations. The laboratory extraction work was performed by DNA Consultants in 2005. The company was able to obtain information on what is believed to be Elvis Presley’s ancestry and ethnicity from the Y chromosome, mitochondrial DNA and autosomal DNA fingerprint.
The alleged Elvis sample turned out to have a Cherokee-specific form of mitochondrial haplogroup B on the mother’s side and a Scottish Y chromosome on the father’s. The autosomal profile confirmed these results with high matches for American Indian populations, Scotland and Spain.
The “Elvis” American Indian type, which seems to go back to his mother’s Cherokee ancestor White Dove, has been compared with the mitochondrial results of participants in DNA Consultants’ Cherokee DNA Studies.
The title of the book is The Cherokee Anomaly: How DNA, Ancient Alphabets and Religion Explain America’s Largest Indian Nation. It will be published by McFarland & Co. next year, with an introductory note by Cyclone Covey, foreword by Richard Mack Bettis, maps, figures and illustrations covering the entire history of the Cherokee from the third century BCE to the nineteenth century.
Photo of Elvis Presley by Bob Patterson, 1955. Copyright Zuma Press, San Clemente, California. Used by permission.