Basic American Indian DNA Test

Basic American Indian DNA Test


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

Algonquian Indians

Amazonian Indians

Andean Indians



Atocpan Indians

Belem Amazonians

Brazilian Indians

Cherokee Indians

Chihuahua Indians

Chippewa Indians

Choctaw Indians


Cochimi Indians

Cora Indians

Creek Indians

Cucupa/Cocobah Indians

Cuetzalan Indians

Diegueno Indians

Dogrib Indians



Guatemalan Mestizo

Guerrero Mestizo

Hualapai and Yavapai Indians

Huichol Indians

Huichols – Durango

Huichols – Jalisco

Huichols – Nayarit


Kichwa Indians

Kiliwa Indians

Kumeyaa Indians

Lumbee Indians

Mayo – Sonora

Mexicaneros – Durango

Miwok Indians

Mojave Indians

Muskogean Indians

Native American – Michigan

Native American – Minnesota

Native American – Northern Ontario

Native American – Saskatchewan

Native American – Florida


Ojibwe Indians

Orinoquian Indians

Otomi Indians

PaiPai Indians

Paraguayan Indians

Raramuri Indians

Salishan Indians

Seminole Indians

Seri Indians

Shawnee – Admixed

Shawnee – Enrolled

Sioux Indians

Tarahumara Indians

Tepehuanos – Durango

Yuman Indians


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!

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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.

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.


Click to go to Legal version.

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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Native American DNA Fingerprint Plus

Cherokee DNA Test

Cherokee DNA Studies: 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.

I’m so happy with the results!


I have received my basic American Indian DNA report. I’m so happy with the results! Thank you, will refer you to my family and friends for DNA kits.

By Kathy



Thank you for the speedy return of my DNA results. My husband and I both had the same test done, and are enjoying researching our heritage. I have a question....since the test I took was Basic American Indian DNA Test, within the first 50 of the World Population Matches, my highest match of Native American is not until number 56. I feel there may be other Native American tribes for me, and it would be nice to know what they are. Is it possible to have the list of the World Population Matches 51-100 to view the other tribes? I hope this makes sense I am still trying to understand the results. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Larisa Ousley

By Larisa Ousley

I was right I knew it


I have a very high percentage of Native American blood line I knew it this test was easy and faster than expected I know you will be 100% satisfied with this as I was.

By Jason Robinson

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I found that the Cherokee and Sioux appear to be default family lore tribes, with many believing without real evidence that their family were members, and I was discouraged that might also be my situation. Depending on when and where an occurrence happened, a record may or may not exist. I have been able to confirm through documentation some my American Indian lineage. When I had the Basic American Indian DNA Fingerprint done, it revealed American Indian DNA, including mixed unregistered Cherokee. The DNA analysis will give me ideas where to look next using migration patterns. These results give me the confidence to continue the search, that family stories of Cherokee ancestry may have been more than simply folklore.

By Joyce Rheal