This is the Native American version of our exclusive, best-selling DNA Fingerprint Test. It examines all your ancestral lines at once, Native and non-Native, including European, to tell you which countries and ethnic groups your ancestors came from. The Native American tribes and population matches, markers and megapopulation frequency index confirm, within the limitations of our data:
- What Indian tribes you have the most affinity with
- Which Native American markers you have and how many of them
- Where your American Indian Megapopulation ranks among the 22 in our database
The test and ethnic panel also detail any European, Middle Eastern, Jewish, African or Asian ancestry. You receive your top matches to different European countries as well.
Once you order, we send you a sample collection kit the next day. You will collect a sample with a cheek swab, and return the kit via fa Business Reply Envelope, which is included in your kit. Your sample will be analyzed against standard STR markers, also called CODIS markers. Your values for 15 of these genetic systems are compared with the database known as atDNA 10.4 developed by our population experts.
Total turn-around time: about three weeks after the lab receives your sample
Our database contains over 60 North and South American and Russian indigenous populations explicitly defined as Native American, some labeled with tribal names, some not, plus Melungeon, Hispanic and other related populations. The populations U.S. Cherokee Admixed (n=62) and (n=92) were added in 2014 and 2017, and U.S. Cherokee Enrolled (n=33) in 2018, respectively. U.S. Shawnee Enrolled (n=24) and U.S. Shawnee Admixed (n=53) were added in July 2022. All these Native American matches are available nowhere else. Your complete report will be uploaded to your online account as a pdf file. You can also choose to purchase a high-quality color print-out to be mailed to you.
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
Tepehuanos – Durango
Powered by atDNA 10.4
The 18 Marker Ethnic Panel checks your lab report for 18 distinctive numerical values scattered through your genetic material. These markers were discovered by DNA Consultants. They have been linked to early human migrations branching out of Africa into Asia, Native America and Europe as shown on our map of prehistoric movements of ethnic groups. Two of the markers are Native American.
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.
Native American DNA Fingerprint Plus
Native American version of our most popular test, it gives you all your ancestry and highlights the Native American. The most sensitive and comprehensive American Indian test on the market!
In the marker section, your report tells you if you have a Native American marker from one parent, from both, or from neither. It is not possible to say which parent you get a marker from if you only receive one marker but if you receive two that means ancestry on both mother’s and father’s side. Read about autosomal markers.
Order a deluxe certificate specifying your American Indian matches or markers after you have received your results.
Consider ordering Genealogy Services to document your American Indian ancestry!
Tribal Populations Doubled, Enrolled Cherokees among Those Added (news announcement, July 27, 2018)
Cherokee Unlike Other Indians (blog post, May 28, 2018)
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Basic American Indian DNA Test
Cherokee DNA Test
Cherokee DNA Studies: Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong (book)
Cherokee DNA Studies II: More Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong (book)
Cherokee Clans: An Informal History (book)
Old World Roots of the Cherokee (book)
The Eighth Arrow: Wisdom and Storytelling from Tennessee’s Tihanama People (book)
Rare Genes from History Update: Among the matches are the Amerind Gene, Atzlan Gene and Cochise Gene.