So, as people who have been following me for a while know, when I first started out gaining some attention online I often made reference to my Native American heritage (I mentioned it briefly on my first interview with Lana of Red Ice TV for example). I grew up my whole life being told that my grand mother’s, grandmother was Pamunkey Powhatan. I had her name, her tribe name, tons of information on her ancestors and also some possible links to the Lakota tribe as well. I did a lot of research on this and had an extensive paper trail, so imagine my shock when my DNA test in 2015, came back 100% European! 😮
What shocked me further was that I was basically half Germanic, half British. My family had lived in the “melting pot” of America for 400 years and no one had recently so much as glanced at any other kind of European, let alone anyone else. I really didn’t expect that. I excepted to be much more mixed -after all, that’s the narrative we are given, but it turns out my story isn’t unique. Now that DNA testing is possible it has found that overwhelming white people in America are…well….white. For all this business about diversity whites in America are still 98.6% European on average.
Family myths and legends about Cherokee Princess grandmothers are popular but I wonder what will happen now that white Americans can see for themselves what their ancestry is and I also wonder how the American narrative of being a melting pot, pushed on so many of us as children, will hold up under the light of DNA science. Time will tell….
(And yes, I know my real name is on my test but the mainstream news has fully doxed me at this point so it doesn’t really matter anymore does it?)