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MyHeritage: No Native American DNA Showing Up?

MyHeritage: No Native American DNA Showing Up?

I think a lot of Americans think they are Native American but are not really. If you’re interested in purchasing a DNA test through MyHeritage like I did, here’s the link: http://amzn.to/2C7paDM

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23 thoughts on “MyHeritage: No Native American DNA Showing Up?

  1. I've taken 6 tests and myheritage the only one that did not classify me as native american. They said I was east asian, no test ever told me that before, wtf?

  2. Wil liam says:

    ~46% NATIVE AMERICAN; majority of my chart…
    (48% European; the 48% comprises of Spainish, Portuguese, Sicilian, North Italian, Basque & Albanian)

  3. PoGirl says:

    Maybe the test is accurate. Actually my white dad said he was part native american but I think it was the coloring from the dark Irish in his family. My research is showing that his line is mostly from Irish, Scottish, my mom is half german descent and her dad was racially mixed by his pictures that were later destroyed by other family members so no one knew our "dark" family secret that some whispered about. I don't look anything like my gramps or much like my mom in my coloring but my DNA showed half Irish, Scottish & Welsh, 1/4 Scandi? odd no actual German or Jewish like one of my brothers showed, & 1/4 Iberian, Italian and African including Nigeria. So it kind of shows the make up of my parents and explains a lot of things in my life. But as we all know, we are what we look like to other people and I laugh when I remember strangers asking me what nationality I was a few times when I was younger with my darker complexion. They couldn't quite tell what I was. Some of the mom's wouldn't let me play with their kids when I was little & I was a well behaved child, so now I'm realizing the issue in the white neighborhood I was raised in back then. Not quite "white" enough. One of my schoolmates in Jr High asked if I was a gypsie, I laughed, told him no and he said "Yes you are, I know where you live and I've seen your family. You guys are gypsies." No one ever talked about race or nationality in our family or spoke negatively about other people and I'm so glad I was raised like this without bias. Makes my current culture look absolutely nuts to me right now. Please forgive my long story.

  4. MrFabian says:

    Regarding Native American ancestry, I as a Kichwa Native from the Andes region of South America, find it quite fascinating that U.S Americans have a general desire to want to have at least a certain percentage of Native blood running through their veins. But before I share my opinions on that, I'll share what is sometimes forgotten about Native people in general. Native Americans, First Nations, Indigenous Peoples or however you call us, settled across the entire American continent. (North, Central & South America) So Native Americans existed throughout modern day Canada, the U.S, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile etc. Today, there are still Native Indigenous people who their bloodlines are very pure, DNA results showing from 90-100%. However, in the case of Latin American countries, from Mexico all the way down to Chile, the modern day MESTIZO, is someone who is of mixed Native and European ancestries. Most Latin Americans, no matter from what country, if they have black hair, caramel/brown color skin complexion etc should have a very good portion of Native Indigenous blood running through their veins. And here comes my initial point that I found fascinating about U.S Americans regarding Native American ancestry. Native people in the U.S seem to be admired or respected very much, because of their culture, their traditions, their regalia(clothing), their way of life etc. And some White or Black U.S Americans, for whatever reasons are told similar stories like "…Your great grandmother was Cherokee or, Choctaw or Blackfoot". That information has been passed down trough several generations, and entire families believe it. These families are often proud of that certain percentage, even if their facial features or skin color is more apparent of European or African descent. Which I respect and admire up to a certain point. In the case of Latin American Mestizos, because of discrimination, ignorance, and cultural genocide, men and women in countries like Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina… may deny the fact that they have Native indigenous blood running through their veins. In my case I just received my results from 23andme… 95.5% Native American, I was proud of my culture and ancestry before, but its interesting to know how much someone can be…

  5. My father was half irish half indian my mother half italian half polish. I dont look hardly anything like my mother i look just like my father. These tests maybe fun but tgere not to be taken sereously i read many things about them there no where near as accrate as people claim.

  6. The type of indian mexacans are is way differnt then north american indians. Example many mexicans are extremily short and many north ametican indians are tall and big. And mexicans look nothing like american indians. Sitting bull looked nothing luke george lopez. Also im 25 percent mohawk. That type of indian is way lighter skinned then mohawk indians are. With that being said i look way more indianthen the guy in this video my hairs almost black my cheek bones are extremily i get get a extremily dark tan. And my beard grows thinner on the sides because im part imdian.

  7. Im 25 percent indian mohawk. I dont need a dna test to know this Ethcity dna tests are extremily flawed so flawed a court of law will not accept them as proof of any ethncity or race. If it cant hold its weight in court its not proof.

  8. Jaime Lynd says:

    I hate to give people false hope, but it IS possible to be part Native American and not have it show up on a DNA test. I have not yet been tested. I have no dog in this fight, so to speak. But evidently, if the Native American ancestor was your great-grandparent or further back, it might NOT show up, even though it is in your DNA. My Heritage recommends having your mother or father tested — or even your grandparent….somebody closer to that DNA. They also said they do not have the DNA of ALL tribes, so they wouldn't catch an obscure tribe in their tests. Just saying. You might be part Native American, but probably it's only .05% if it does not show up.

  9. he looks french, russian, spanish

  10. native is south west oriental ….

  11. https://youtu.be/qx8hrhBZJ98 look at the comparison between Mongolians and native American s

  12. first of all, there is no need to feel any guilt for anything our ancestors have done. And secondly, my dad is a Cherokee Indian, and so was his mom and so on. his results came back Cromagnan and it's all just bullshit they cooked up to further the goals of the evolution believing left. Anyone who has a brain and can use it knows that American Indians are descendant from Asians, specifically Mongolians

  13. Lol ? he hit that one on the head

  14. NATIVE 1 says:

    Mexicans are showing up native american %

  15. It's exotic, but also we know little about our roots in Europe and than Hollywood sells you this fantasy of the Cherokee Princess or Cherokee Warrior. I think in some cases there is a little bit of truth. When I was a kid my grandmother showed me a photo of some woman that I am pretty sure was Native American and I always heard that my great grandmother was Native American and my father's step mother was supposedly native American or his father's second wife. So there could be a little truth, but than it gets tossed around. I also think Native Americans were much more accepted by Southerners and were treated differently. I asked a relative that told me we have no Native American ancestors and it's all British and even my grandfather's 2nd wife was British and they were right. I am sure many of them are myths.

  16. why are all of my dna tests not showing one drop of Native American blood?  I am full blood Cherokee.  Anyone else can say the same here?

  17. i agree with you 100% when it comes to learning your heritage , i've heard so many American say they have native American so many times but , this is the only true way to find out …anyway cool reactions on your Italian results , just last week i too received my ancestry results for the first time and you remind me a little of myself when i found out i m 31% Italian more than Spain at 23% , 10% Ireland 6% Great Britain and 2% Europe west. never saw that coming especially when my parents are both native to Puerto rico…lol…((((mostly Italian ?????))))….. Great video !!!!

  18. Eli Myers says:

    I also grew up being told this same exact thing. I thought it was so cool to tell people that I was 1/32 Native American, even if I hardly thought about or identified with it at all. But I took an AncestryDNA test, and it came back as 100% European. Frankly I wasn't surprised. I am reaallllyyy White. Somebody in my family just made up a Native American ancestor somewhere along the line because they knew it would make my family feel cool. And it did, until now. Now I feel like an idiot ????

  19. fixitright says:

    Well being Native American may be exotic or romantic but being of Scottish, German, or Irish heritage, which most Americans are, is very very exotic, romantic, and mysterious and especially when you know the facts, and that's the problem with most Americans , they just don't know the facts of their past, it was washed away.

  20. The test sometimes doesn't show up Native American primarily on those people whose ancestors might be Cherokee- a little bit of tribal history: Cherokees were one- if not the only- tribe that intermingled the most with settlers. In fact, in some situations, many Cherokee women were married off to white men because of land treaties, because tribes lacked enough male bachelors, or simply because the Cherokee people who one of the most advanced and civilized Native tribes in North America (they lived in house-like buildings, had a written language, schools, laws and even their own newspaper!) Most people in the South VERY well may have had a Native American ancestor- but that Native American blood was already diluted for some tribes to begin with, probably starting from a few hundred years ago even. On top of that, Cherokees were matrilineal as well, so the women of the tribes brought down their clans and tribal traditions. This can explain why so many people have stories (especially the majority of people saying, that a WOMAN in their family was Cherokee- remember, the maternal lines brought the lineage). I don't think every one of those people who thought they had Native ancestry that took the DNA test are liars or were lied to.
    On top of that, keep in mind, there is not necessarily a thing called "Native American DNA": DNA testers have to gather the data from your DNA strands and make that connection. Historically, we've traced that many of the original Native Americans migrated over the Bering Strait originally, but since then we have had for example Spanish and some European settlers along the way, adding to this concoction of lineage. Native American DNA is derived of a few things, which is why sometimes Spanish, Siberian, Iberian, and Asian sometimes shows up. Depending on your tribal affiliations, for example the Navajo people, may have a lot of Spanish in their blood lines. I've seen many people who thought they were Cherokee get Iberian- think of it, Spain and Europe, which is basically the type of mix some Cherokees may be, European and Spanish, because of their history.
    On top of that, I was told personally by a facility that test blood lines for Native American ancestry that DNA testers like Ancestry have gotten into a little bit of trouble throwing out the "Native American" DNA results, because tribes accepted at one point like 1/16 or 1/8 Native American ancestry and too many people got tribal affiliation and government perks after using Ancestry. At some point so many people have taken advantage of this. These people at the testing facility discouraged me from taking a DNA test for this reason and also said most DNA places will more than likely break apart your Native results to the origins rather than clumping it into a "Native American" lump sum. These origins being: Siberia or Iberia for example. A lot of people who still score Native American results probably get there by having a lot of it in the first place- sometimes more than what the DNA test will tell you.
    I've done a lot of research and asking around. A lot of this historical information was also given to me by someone who is a Cherokee, who lives on a reservation, is a part of a clan, ect.

  21. I think that some people feel bad about being "pure race" of just one ethnicity because it shows up that their ancestors where so closed minded, and racist enough to mix their race with a different one, or probably they didn't travel enough but I'm more inclined by the first option.

  22. Pat says:

    Yep that's exactly what they say.

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