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What Does Haplogroup X Have to Do with First Nations?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019

Cherokee oral tradition speaks of a great Priest and Law Giver that they esteem as “ the greatest prophet,” His name is Wasi. Wasi is the one who taught the ancients ones of all things from before the beginning of the world to what is to come. He gave the people the instructions for celebrating their Feasts and Fasts, how to consecrate the priests, and ensured the people these instructions were for every generation, forever.

Before these instructions were given the people had journeyed away from a powerful enemy. According to the story they came to a great water which Wasi stuck with his staff and the water divided. They were able to pass through safely and then the waters rolled back presenting the pursuit from their enemies.

They entered a wilderness and when they got to a mountain they received tablets of stone and sacred fire. This sacred fire has been kept lit for generations and it is still used to light the ceremonial fires of the Stomp Dance Grounds on the Feasts to this day.

The oral tradition also speaks of the journey that took place with some incredible details. It was passed down that the tribes marched separately and they had their own clans. One way the clans could tell each other apart was by wearing different colored leather fringes on their ears.

They carried two large standards when they walked. One was red and the other one was white. (The Muscogee Creek were separated by towns; Red Stick towns and White Stick towns.) The white standard was carried by the Priests and also used for civil reasons like holding courts and discuss things concerning the tribes. The standard would be set up at the lodge where an ark was kept that was carried into battle.

According to another study done by National Geographic

"Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome."

Is it any surprise that the DNA Haplogroup X frequently appears in tribes from the Southeast and the Great Lakes Region? With recent technology, some of the Haplogroup X genetics that appear among the Cherokee and Anishinaabe of the Great Lakes Region has been traced to the Galilean Hills of Judea (Israel).


Discovered by archaeologist John W. Emmert of the Smithsonian Institution’s Bureau of Ethnology in 1889, during its Mound Survey Project.

Found in an undisturbed Hopewell burial mound along the Little Tennessee River near the mouth of Bat Creek.

Inscribed in Paleo-Hebrew is "”For the Yudeans,"

Dr. Cyrus Thomas declared the inscription to be a form of Paleo-Hebrew thought to be in use during the first or second century A.D. Hebrew scholar Robert Stieglitz confirmed Gordon’s translation.

Carbon datings result : 30AD-700AD

With each passing decade more discoveries are being made that we simply cannot ignore. With information at our fingertips we can sift through layers of studies in order to find the reasons for these historical anomalies. It takes an average of 30yrs for a new discoveries in the vast field of the sciences for it to get into print and implemented in school curriculum. Perhaps these anomalies will become the norm after three decades and we will have a fuller picture of what happened on Turtle Island in the ancient times.


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