Well, the DNA results came back. According to my current DNA profile, compared to all the millions already on file - I have 0% Native American Blood! Yep, guess I am just a wannabe after-all.
So, there you have it... right?
I wish it were that simple. Just because I show no Native American blood, still does not mean my family line, is NOT Native American. We only get so much DNA passed on through generations, and if there are no matches on file to compare with, and etc. etc. etc.
What I do show as my genetic regions:
But, for me, for now... I'm going to be looking for history under the assumption that we are not Cherokee by blood. I understand where my family was born and raised. What they have always been told. What they believe. And, if it had been me, born and raised in Cherokee Territory, had generations of family there, I too would believe it to be fact. However, in today's world, we don't have to accept tradition as fact. We can find answers. And, we will!
So.... there you have it. Searching the rolls will be on hold as I look in new directions.
(But don't worry, I still intend to find 'Aunt Nancy' and the cousin connection to Maxwell Chambers.)