My grandma keeps on saying Native Americans are from China. Is she correct?

could you also give me a site where that information is from to prove it to her. Thanks a lot.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    well, maybe not China per say. The were potentially from Asia, but that doesn't amke them Chinese.

    She could be referring to early migrations - here's a few sites:

    http://www.answers.com/topic/americas-antiquity-an...

    http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/migra...

    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle....

  • 1 decade ago

    She could be, we don't exactly know.

    Some scientists/anthropologists say that it happened. Some Native American people are insulted by that theory. I don't know why, maybe that diminishes their view of being indigenous to the Americas.

    Scientists say that long ago the Bering strait was a strip of land between what are now called Siberia and Alaska during the last ice age. People from the areas we now call China, Mongolia, and Siberia crossed over to this continent North America.

    Nevertheless, whether anyone believes it or not, we all came from somewhere, and some say that humans originated in an area in South Africa. How did everyone get to different parts of the world? Either by foot or by sea.

    Unless you are of the kind that think that extraterrestrials planted us here.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is evidence that your grandma is correct. BBack a few thousand years ago, the Bering straits were a land bridge and likely traversed by what is now native Americans. Whether from China or farther north, they were Asian.

    According to current scientific knowledge, human beings did not evolve in North or South America but instead arrived by sea or by a land bridge that formerly connected North America with Asia. Most (if not all) of those indigenous peoples descended from peoples living in Siberia. They entered North America by at least 12,000 years ago and diversified into hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes

  • Well if you go back far enough...maybe. If we accept evolution then science says the first humans were in Africa, then they moved up to Europe and over though Asia. Native Americans (and all other native people in the americas) were a group of humans that came over an ice bridge in the ice age. The bridge connected (as far as we can tell) what is now Russia and Alaska. So it is possible that some Native American's ancestors were from areas of what is now China before they traveld over this bridge.

    Source(s): Science and history classes
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  • 1 decade ago

    Check out wikipedia.org's article on the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Current theory holds that Native Americans are descended from Siberian hunters who travelled across the Bering Strait. It's all still under debate, this being science, and a science having to do with people, but that's what they're saying right now.

  • 1 decade ago

    She is making the assumption that they came across the land bridge between the continents.. the latest information I have seen indicates they came from the south and moved northward. Seems theories continue to be challenged and proven wrong.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well the way that people first immigrated into the Americas was through the connection there used to be between Russia and Alaska. People from Asia immigrated. Some may have been Chinese.

  • 1 decade ago

    From what I have seen in studying geneology,

    Native Americans were Eskimo and Asian (those who came here across the Beiring Straight)

    My studies also made me realize that we are all a complex mix of Asian, African, Europian,

    and Eskimo. Somewhere in each of our descendants there are interacial marriages.

  • 1 decade ago

    Torskie is correct - an excellent answer - and your Grandmother is correct. The similarity is most obvious in the faces of the Eskimos.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. It seems she is in wrong impression. But you can ask her why she is telling so. She may have some background information. Give it a try

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