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“Just wondering ... why no data on Hawaiian natives . . . . .”
A poster on a popular genetic
genealogy discussion list asked this question in 2004:
"Just wondering ... why no data on Hawaiian natives that I can find, either Y or mt[DNA]?"
Here is the response [minor edits]:
From: "GKBopp" [email clipped]
Subject: Re: [DNA] Why no
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 06:59:49 -1000
I have no Native Hawaiian ancestry
and, as most of you know, contemporary genealogy is my primary interest. But as
the only public member of this list currently living in
Apparently the settling of the
Pacific in general, and
Also, earlier in this thread, a
link was posted to Garvey's "Y Haplogroups in California/Hawaii;"
however, that study does NOT include Native Hawaiians. But it is a very good
example of the type of medical genetic studies that are carried out in
Here is more information related to the above:
CANN is one of the authors of the mtDNA study showing all humans alive today descend from a single woman 200,000 years ago (the common ancestor was quickly dubbed "Eve" by the media and used by others, e.g., Sykes).
Mitochondrial DNA and human evolution.
Nature, 325 (1987), 31-6.
Rebecca L. Cann, Mark Stoneking & Allan C. Wilson
For a sample of Cann's work on Pacific populations, see:
and language support a common origin of Micronesians and Polynesians in Island
OLSON (Steve Olson)
Mapping Human History : Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
Available at Amazon.com, etc.
GARVEY [Paracchini study - note there are NO Native Hawaiians in it]
If you look at his chart and follow through to the link to the study you will see that Native Hawaiians are not represented in "A Y chromosomal influence on prostate cancer risk: the multi-ethnic cohort study" by Paracchini, et al
Georgia Kinney Bopp
For more on this subject, see this paper and references therein.
Oppenheimer, S. and M. Richards.
2001 Fast Trains, Slow Boats, and the Ancestry of the Polynesian. Islanders.
Science Progress 84(3):157-181.
Among other things, this paper and/or references therein, discuss the Polynesian Motif (mtDNA).
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