New DNA Analysis Reveals Origins of Native Americans
Scientists have conducted a recent study on mitochondrial DNA, uncovering compelling evidence of multiple migrations that took place between the Americas, China, and Japan during the last Ice Age and the subsequent period of ice melt. In this study, the...
The First Greek to Set Foot in America
The first Greek person to ever set foot in America was a man named Theodoros Griego, and he arrived in the country in 1528.
New Study Shows Native Americans Migrated From Eurasia and Back
Native American Indians migrated across the Bering Strait to and from Eurasia, according to past and present scientific studies. Yet new research has not only revealed traces of their DNA in the remains of Siberians living thousands of years...
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Courtesy of Cultivation Over Millennia
Although pumpkins are now grown and consumed in some form worldwide, they stem from North America. They feature so prominently on our Thanksgiving tables, usually in the form of pumpkin pie, that they are worth a bit of appreciation...
DNA Shows Native Americans Have Origin in Western Eurasia
A recent DNA research on the bones of a boy who lived along the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia shows that one-third of his genome was that of Western Eurasians, prompting scientists to conclude that Native Americans share...
Academy Apologizes to Native American Actress for 1973 Oscars Abuse
Native American actress Sacheen Littlefeather has finally received some justice after the Academy formally apologized to her for its 1973 Oscars abuse. Littlefeather was humiliated after she refused the Oscar for best actor on behalf of Marlon Brando, facing a...
Greek-American Filmmaker Olga Valanos Tells Gripping Story in ‘Generation Red Nation’
Greek-American filmmaker Olga Valanos initially started out directing local television advertisements. Her interest in telling a deep story about American Indian life transitioned her from small-screen projects to a much larger one. "Generation Red Nation," Valanos' documentary about reckless government...