Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Taino Race of American Indians isn't extinct

DearREADERS, 
Just published is the 142nd Online Issue of Somos Primos dedicated to Hispanic heritage and diversity issues and edited by Mimi Lozano.




THE TAINO RACE OF AMERICAN INDIAN PEOPLE IS FAR FROM EXTINCT
Somos Primos 
11 Sept 2011
"Dr. Juan Martinez Cruzado, a geneticist from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez designed an island-wide DNA survey, The study funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, shows that 61 percent of all Puerto Ricans have Amerindian mitochondrial DNA, 27 percent have African and 12 percent Caucasian. (Nuclear DNA, or the genetic material present in a gene's nucleus, is inherited in equal parts from one's father and mother. Mitochondrial DNA is inherited only from one's mother and does not change or blend with other materials over time.)"


In this same issue see:
  • 63 Taino Indian Students Identified as "Puerto Rican" in Record Group 75
  • The last of the Taino Ruling Chiefs  
  • 'Isla Borinken' ...1493 Early History of Boriken or Puerto Rico


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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