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Seated granddaughter of Bowles - DNA confirmed

Seated granddaughter of Bowles – DNA confirmed

With a braid stolen from a Sitting Bull, it is now possible to link 73-year-old descendant Ernie Lowpoint as a handful to 19th century icon Sitting Bull, a new study from the University of Copenhagen reports. NBC News.

The new findings were published on Wednesday in the scientific journal science advances.

Researchers have Compare DNA from hair to a genebank containing DNA from people all over the world. In addition, saliva samples were also collected from 13 live, unrelated individuals of the Lakota Sioux tribe.

In the late 19th century, Sitting Bull, or Tatanka Iyotake as it was actually called, led the Sioux people in the struggle against persecution by the American authorities.

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The collected material was then compared with DNA from Sitting Bull and Ernie LaPointe and differences were found that occurred thereafter in Sitting Bull and Ernie LaPointe but not in the Native American population.

Study should be Be the first of its kind to prove the kinship between the dead and the living. Eske Willerslev is Professor of Ecology and Evolution and one of the researchers behind the study.

“I’ve always been very fascinated by Sitting Bull because in many ways he was the perfect leader, brave and smart, but also kind,” he told NBC.

According to the professor, this method could open up new possibilities for tracing when it comes to mapping genetic relatives who lived at intervals of hundreds of years.

In the late 19th century, Sitting Bull, or Tatanka Iyotake as it was actually called, led the Sioux people in the struggle against persecution by the American authorities. In 1890, he was shot and buried in North Dakota.

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