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Legal Native American DNA Fingerprint Test Plus 18 Marker Ethnic Panel

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Legal Premium Native American DNA Fingerprint Test
Chain of Custody Collection

How It Works

Once you order a DNA test with a Legal Premium, one of our staff contacts you within 24 hours within business hours and sets up a DNA-collection appointment at an approved facility near you, such as a hospital or medical office.

All testing materials for your case are sent directly from DNA Consultants to the approved facility. Bring a form of photo ID. A DNA collector supervises cheek swabbing, handles all required paperwork and submits your samples to the lab. You pay nothing extra. Easy!

After we receive your lab results, your report will be completed and a hard copy couriered to the address you provided within 21 days. There is no charge for the hard copy. There is no charge for the hard copy. It is sent to you with all your documentation, including a certificate of legal DNA testing, by FedEx Express. For security reasons, no electronic version of the report will be provided. We will email you when your report is shipped. For security reasons, no electronic version of the report will be provided.

Order the Legal Premium version if you need results for legal or administrative reasons. We will verify your ID, witness DNA collection by an approved and impartial party and certify a strict chain-of-custody process. Among its potential uses are:

Child support
Relationship Testing
Birth Certificate
Tribal Membership
Court Order
Child Custody
Civil/ Criminal Jurisdiction
Will / Estate
Property Law
Business Minority Status
Tax Forms

This is the legal 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 metapopulation 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
  • How common or rare your DNA profile is in American Indians

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.

Our database contains more than 70 North and South American 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, and are available nowhere else. U.S. Shawnee Enrolled (n=24) and U.S. Shawnee Admixed (n=53) were added in July 2022.

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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
Cree Indians
Creek Indians
Cucupa/Cocobah Indians
Cuetzalan Indians
Diegueno Indians
Dogrib Indians
Guatemalan Mestizo
Guerrero Mestizo
Hualapai and Yavapai Indians
Huichol Indians
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 Indians
Sioux Indians
Tarahumara Indians
Tepehuanos – Durango
Yuman Indians



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.

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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.

Migrations of First Out of Africa Humans

Disclaimer: This ancestry test is primarily for private knowledge. It is a forensic DNA test based in part on 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. While it is a chain-of custody test, it does not provide evidence accepted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to claim membership. Your Native American ancestors may be very far removed generationally or their genes may be too weak to register statistically. Your results may or may not confirm expected ethnic composition, family history or tribal connections. Alone, no DNA ancestry test may be used to prove identity, biological relationships, nationality, citizenship, immigration or tribal enrollment. Still, the Legal Premium version can be used as a legal document with other evidence and testimony.

Consider ordering Genealogy Services to document your American Indian ancestry!


For the Regular Version, go to Native American DNA Fingerprint Plus


More Information 

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

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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.