Is there a way to do a search for DNA match with Native Ancestors?

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I have my GED match uploaded and have been searching for matches using various surnames but I am wondering if there is a way to widen the search beyond surnames to simply discover potential matching dna with native ancestors?
in Genealogy Help by Lopi LaRoe G2G1 (1.9k points)

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The way to find Native American ancestors is through traditional, person-to-person genealogy.  Once you have documented an ancestor who lived at a time and in a place where Native Americans were present then look for Native American records,  DNA can help confirm a relationship but you need an accurate tree first.
selected by Rosemary Jones
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Find a living relative who is a direct maternal line descendant of your suspected Native American ancestor and have that relative take an mtDNAPlus test.

If you want to try use autosomal DNA then find your matches who also all match each other on your “Native American segment” on chromosome 16 which extends from about 70 to 76 million. Then try to determine the shared ancestry for that matching group.
by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (613k points)
edited by Peter Roberts
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In @ 1895 to 1905 All indians were supposed to register  Some did and others did not, however the rolls are what we have now.

Search for the rolls and check for familiar names of your watch list. I found some that way. They are referred to as the 5 Civilized Tribes around them all. I'm Mississippi Choctaw. I didn't know there were more than one group.

You can download some of the lists, not sure about all of them.

Good Luck . Wayne
by Wayne Prather G2G1 (1.9k points)
The Dawes Rolls, created between 1896 and 1907 when Oklahoma became a state, only contain the names of members of the so-called “Five  Civilized Tribes” (Cherokee (which included some Delaware), Choctaw, Creek/Muskogee, Chickasaw, and Seminole) who met the requirements of their tribe to be eligible for an allotment of tribal lands at statehood.  They all had to be living in Indian Territory before 1896 to be eligible.  The Dawes does not include information on members of other tribes in Indian Territory, or members of the five tribes who lived in other locations.  It is not a census or comprehensive roll of Indians.

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