June 2, 2010 / 20 Sivan 5770
Central Band of Cherokee recruiting 'mixed
with 'good hearts and morals' and Cherokee
LAWRENCEBURG, TN. -- For the first time since the Removal of the
Cherokee Nation in the 1830s. Cherokee identity is possible through
means other than U.S. Government, military and pension rolls: DNA.
"We now have sufficient genetic markers of our
Cherokee lineages to identify any Cherokee ancestry with the
mitochondrial DNA from a line of female descendants of a female
full-blood, regardless of how "mixed" that blood has become or the
generations of granddaughters," said Joe 'Sitting Owl' White, principal
chief of the Central Band of the Cherokee.
The research of Donald 'Panther' Yates,
published by the Equahiyi-Wasi (the Abraham-Moses Project examining ties
between Native Americans and Hebrew ancestors) in the March edition of
Ancient American magazine concludes 10 years of research from the most
comprehensive Cherokee DNA information banks. "In some cases," the
chief said, "it is even possible to identify a Cherokee by his/her clan,
since one was identified as his/her mother's clan."