Test your DNA to see if you have significant American Indian ancestry.
500 Nations is a familiar phrase. The diversity of New World peoples is large. Our method searches for 15% of that number. It is the only such test on the market.
Most DNA testing companies have data on only about 20 or fewer North or South American Indian populations, of which only a handful are U.S. tribes. None is in the East. We have STR data for over 70 American Indian populations, including 3 Cherokee groups, one of which is Enrolled Cherokee from North Carolina.
Insufficient data on Native Americans long hampered both geneticists and genealogists. Finally, a major study addressed this failing with 29 separate American Indian tribes representing a diverse gene pool containing about 1,000 alleles (variants). Added to DNA Consultants’ existing American Indian populations, our database now has over 60 American Indian tribes you could possibly match. Included are Cherokee, Apache, Chippewa, Shawnee, and Lumbee, and Mexican and South American Indians. It is the most complete forensic database for American Indian population study.
Tribes and Nations Included in Test
Hualapai and Yavapai Indians
Huichols – Durango
Huichols – Jalisco
Huichols – Nayarit
Mayo – Sonora
Mexicaneros – Durango
Native American – Michigan
Native American – Minnesota
Native American – Northern Ontario
Native American – Saskatchewan
Native American – Florida
Shawnee – Admixed
Shawnee – Enrolled
Tepehuanos – Durango
In most cases your report will include a certificate listing your tribal affinities in ranked order. You also receive a result showing where American Indian appears in your top megapopulations, plus an ethnic analysis panel revealing whether your parents passed to you either of the markers known as Native American I and Native American II.
If you already provided a sample for STR testing, save money and only purchase the “Update/Upgrade” version!
Once you order we send you a sample collection kit the next day. Free shipping to a U.S. address by USPS Priority Mail (usually 2-3 days), or pay for another method of your choice. Return your samples in the free Business Replay Envelope included in your kit. Your report is fulfilled within about three weeks of your sample’s receipt at the lab.
Consider ordering Genealogy Services to document your American Indian ancestry!
This is a stand-alone product including a DNA test and can be ordered by itself. It reports only American Indian matches, not your full ancestry. Once you receive your test results you may upgrade to the full product with the Mid Upgrade. To order the full product to start with, including other American Indian matches and markers, world and megapopulation results, an ancestry map and certificate, and your top countries of Europe, purchase a DNA Fingerprint Plus or Native American DNA Fingerprint Plus.
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Disclaimer: This is a forensic DNA test based in part on publicly available tribal American Indian data published in J. Ng et al, “Native American Population Data Based on the Globalfiler® Autosomal STR loci,” Forensic Science International: Genetics 24:e12-e13. This is a non-chain-of custody test and cannot be used for legal or administrative purposes. It does not yield percentages of ethnicity. Note that no DNA results are accepted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to claim membership. Your Native American ancestors may be very far removed generationally or their genes are too weak to register statistically. Your results may or may not confirm expected ethnic composition, family history or genealogical determinations. Alone, no DNA ancestry test may be used to prove identity, biological relationships, nationality, citizenship, immigration or tribal enrollment.