Ancient DNA Links Native Americans

Originally posted on Nat Geo Education Blog:

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The Clovis culture, which developed in North America about 13,000 years ago from populations originally from eastern Asia, appears to be the ancestor of all Native Americans. Geneticists sequenced DNA of the only known Clovis skeleton and found markers shared with indigenous people from North, Central, and South America. (Reuters)

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The blue arrows on this map show the icy land bridge spanning "Beringia," where populations from Asia migrated more than 14,000 years ago. Recent genetic analysis of the remains of a member of the 12,500-year-old Clovis culture revealed markers shared with Beringian populations in Siberia, as well as Native American populations such as the Maya. Map by National Geographic

The blue arrows on this map show the icy land bridge spanning “Beringia,” where populations from Asia migrated more than 14,000 years ago. Recent genetic analysis of the remains of a member of the 12,500-year-old Clovis culture revealed markers shared with Beringian populations in Siberia, as well as Native American populations such as the Maya.
Map by National Geographic

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Bicentennial of the War of 1812

Originally posted on History of the Town of Schaghticoke:

Why should we care about the War of 1812? Now the U.S. Civil War, that’s something else. We are in the midst of celebrating the 150th Anniversary of that great and horrible war. There are many reasons why that war was of immense importance to our nation and locality, and thousands of books have been written about it. Comparatively little research and writing has been done about the War of 1812. But it was of great importance to our nation, state, and locality.
The War of 1812 began after diplomacy failed to solve the problem of Great Britain interfering with American shipping, as the U.S. struggled to stay neutral while France (under Napoleon) and Great Britain were at war. America felt Great Britain had failed to respect her independence, and was also interfering with her westward expansion into the Ohio Valley. I was shocked to learn that the British continued…

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5th Annual Taino Awards

049The 5th Annual Taino Awards was a large success bringing together Taino Nations from the United states and the Caribbean. It was designed to honor the first people that encountered Christopher Columbus. This years theme was Love, in this picture is Candy Warixi Soto and the 5th Annual Taino Award Statues.

Heal The City Powwow presented by AICH

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Powwows in New York

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The season for Powwows in New York is here, a Powwow is a Narragansett word for leader or gathering originally spelled. PAU WAU, it is a celebration of Native people coming together to dance, sing, honor and now compete in some fierce dance competitions, many are social and just have dancing including audience participation,

Thunderbirds to celebrate their 50th Annual Powwow Anniversary.

The Thunderbird Drummers and Dancers are going to celebrate their 5oth Anniversary at Queens Farm Museum in Floral Park Queens. Last Saturday in July 2013,

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