Thanks to Pedro Pedraza for sharing this piece by Richard Kearns which shows that "a majority of Puerto Ricans have Native blood." As U.S. Latinos from this continent and hemisphere, we all share in this. Our mitochondrial DNA (the DNA inherited from our mothers that does not change over time) is indigenous. This knowledge helps to connects us to our own roots, as well as to each other.
In the meantime, consider the relevance of this Nigerian proverb: "Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter."
A blending of Taino, Spanish and African in DNA evidenceRick Kearns • March 20, 2017
History is written by the conquerors. The Native peoples of North America know this all too well, as they are still trying to bring the truth to light. Now, their long-lost Caribbean cousins are beginning the same process.It’s an uphill battle.
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