The retrospective history of Native America as a whole

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Virus hunt reveals that ancient Mongols migrated to Andes
A dialog from the Taino-L, December 1999. DNA from 1,500-year-old mummified remains in Chile provide the first evidence that ancient Mongols migrated to the Andes before the colonial era. The issue of a reduction of Native Americans to just one of a long series of immigrants.
Earliest Americans Seen as More Diverse
By Guy Gugliotta, The Washington Post, 31 July 2001. Ancient peoples only loosely related to modern Asians crossed the Arctic land bridge to settle America about 15,000 years ago, according to a study offering new evidence that the Western Hemisphere hosted a more genetically diverse population at a much earlier time than previously thought.
9,200-Year-Old Bones May Be Missing
By Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press. Bone fragments from the 9,200-year-old Kennewick Man skeleton are missing. Eight scientists are suing the Corps of Engineers for the right to study the remains. Area Indian tribes contend the bones belong to an ancestor and should be returned under a 1990 federal graves protection law. The Asatru Folk Assembly, a California-based church whose members follow pre-Christian European religions, contend Kennewick Man may be one of their ancestors and have filed a separate lawsuit seeking further study of the bones.
4,000 year-old campsite in Ontario
A Canadian Press report and a comment upon it, 13 April 1995. What life was like in the Genesee period. Tthe bones of a person and four dogs, countless flint spear and axe points, the bones of the now extinct passenger pigeon, some ceramic pottery and the post holes of an early hut. The problem of calling possible progenitors extint.