See Article History Alternative Titles: American Indian literature, Indian literature Native American literature, also called Indian literature or American Indian literature, the traditional oral and written literatures of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. These include ancient hieroglyphic and pictographic writings of Middle America as well as an extensive set of folktales, mythsand oral histories that were transmitted for centuries by storytellers and that live on in the language works of many contemporary American Indian writers.
An Oxford scientist said it was extremely unusual to find these DNA lineages in Britons with no previous knowledge of Native American ancestry.
Indigenous Americans were brought over to the UK as early as the s. It rocked me completely. Doreen Isherwood Many were brought over as curiosities; but others travelled here in delegations during the 18th Century to petition the British imperial government over trade or protection from other tribes.
Experts say it is probable that some stayed in Britain and married into local communities. She said she came from a long line of Lancashire cotton weavers.
Raleigh brought Indians from the Jamestown area to England Mrs Isherwood added that she was "immensely proud" of her newfound heritage, which has renewed a long-standing interest in Native American culture.
Anne Hall, who works as a private educational tutor, commented: It was a very pleasant surprise. To have Native American blood is very exotic. Mrs Isherwood says her American antecedent must have arrived in Britain in the 18th or 17th Centuries.
She has traced her maternal ancestors back to and has found no sign of New World progenitors. Maternal clans The tests taken by both women were based on analysis of DNA inside the "powerhouses" of our cells: Mitochondrial DNA mtDNA is passed down from mother to daughter more or less unchanged; but changes, or mutations, accumulate in the DNA sequence over successive generations.
Pocahontas was the daughter of a Native American chief Scientists can use these changes to classify mtDNAs into broad types called haplogroups which, to some extent, reflect a person's geographical origin.
Mrs Isherwood and Mrs Hall possessed haplogroups characteristic of the indigenous people of the Americas, which are referred to as A and C.
Most of the people we test belong to one of the European maternal clans," said Professor Bryan Sykes, whose company Oxford Ancestors carried out the tests for Doreen and Anne.
Professor Sykes, also a professor of human genetics at the University of Oxford, said: He said indigenous peoples from the New World began arriving in Britain as early as the sixteenth century. Queen visits Jamestown "It started earlier than Jamestown.
A number were brought over through the s, mainly as curiosities," he told BBC News.
Others were taken to Britain to learn English and go back to the colonies as translators. Pocahontas went to England in and died there the next year. Some of them stayed in England for several years. I don't know of any marriages or even relationships between those women and Englishmen, but it is certainly possible.
I don't know much about them, because all the evidence I have are ads in London newspapers for runaway bond-servants, described as being Indians.Native American authors effectively shine the light on Native American literature.
In , the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to N. Scott Momaday for his novel ‘House Made of Dawn’. The novel has received critical acclaim and is considered pivotal in bringing Native American literature into mainstream culture. DNA testing has uncovered British descendents of Native Americans brought to the UK centuries ago as slaves, translators or tribal representatives.
Genetic analysis turned up two white British women with a DNA signature characteristic of American Indians.
An Oxford scientist said it was extremely.
The Native American Indians are an important part of the culture of the United States. While their people have lived on this land for thousands of years, today their numbers are dwindling. Once, the Native Americans lived on this .
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Native American literature: Native American literature, the traditional oral and written literatures of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. These include ancient hieroglyphic and pictographic writings of Middle America as well as an extensive set of folktales, myths, and . Native American people and Native American history are still frequently subjected to crude stereotypes and simplistic narratives.
The polar simplicities of bloodthirsty warrior versus noble savage don't begin to capture the complexity and variety among Native American nations, and their interactions with European immigrants can't be reduced to simple narratives of inevitable and unthinking conquest.