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Living Relatives of Kwaday Dan Ts’inchi Found

This story fascinates me — both for reasons of human interest and aboriginal rights. DNA testing has identified seventeen living relatives of an aboriginal hunter who died perhaps three hundred years ago. His remains were frozen in glacial ice in northern BC in the territory of the Champagne-Aishihik First Nations (Athapaskan). The seventeen people connected to this hunter are members of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.

This story even makes me want to study physical anthropology.

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2 Comments

  1. Mary Keys wrote:

    My son, Darren Lovelace-Smith, is married to one of the direct descendants, Robin Lovelace-Smith. An amazing story! Thank God for DNA. Makes one’s life very interesting.

    Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
  2. Wow, very cool Mary. Thanks for visiting.

    –Tad

    Friday, October 10, 2008 at 6:54 am | Permalink