Turtle Island Genealogy

Welcome to Turtle Island Genealogy!

The genealogy of a Turtle Island tribe confirms oral traditions, discovery, occupation, and the continued use of a tribal territory by the descendants of a tribe from time immemorial to today.

Genetic genealogy determines YDNA and MTDNA clan lines in a tribe.  Clan lineages pre-date foreign emigration to Turtle Island. DNA foreign to Turtle Island is called admixture DNA. Admixture DNA lineages were introduced to the Turtle Island gene pool a little over five hundred years ago.

Autosomal DNA determines a person’s relationship to clan lineages within a Turtle Island tribe. A clan is an extended family that includes parents, siblings, cousins, second cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  Families that are related to each other, whether through marriage or as distant cousins, are members of the same clan. A genealogical relationship to a Turtle Island Tribe is inherent and it is not created by race, religion, or legislation.

DNA studies confirm people of Turtle Island ancestry descend from a single ancestral population that developed in isolation giving rise to MTDNA and YDNA haplogroups that are not found in any other population or continent outside of Turtle Island. Genetically Turtle Island is a continent that includes North America, South America, the Artic, Greenland and Pierre Miquelon.

Darrell (Dusty) Crawford

Darrell (Dusty) Crawford’s DNA results confirm his ancestors were in Turtle Island 17,000 years ago.

Darrell’s MTDNA Turtle Island haplogroup B2 clan lineage is in the Hohokam Tribe, the Mogollon Tribe, the Sinagua Tribe, the Anasazi Tribe, and the Mi’kmaq Tribe of Turtle Island.

Turtle Island MTDNA haplogroup B2 is traced back to four female ancestors in Turtle Island.  This Turtle Island haplogroup is found in peak numbers on the east coast of Turtle Island.

Darrell’s published results showed 83% Turtle Island DNA, 10% European DNA, 5% East Asian DNA, 2% South Asian DNA and less than 1% African DNA.

A Turtle Island Tribe

A Turtle Island tribe consists of individuals, families and clans.  A clan lineage is a YDNA or an MTDNA lineage in a tribe.  A clan includes one’s siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Genealogy is inherent to a Turtle Island tribe.  Membership in a Turtle Island tribe is through a kinship relationship to the tribe and not by race, religion or legislation.

Beothuk Tribe, Turtle Island, mtDNA Haplogroups

    • Demasduit, mtDNA C, HVR1, 16223T, 16298C, 16325C, 16327T
    • Nonosabasut, mtDNA X2a, HVR1, 16093C,16189C, 16213A, 16223T, 16278T








Demasduit and Kji Sagamaw Nonosabasut

Demasduit’s mtDNA Turtle Island clan lineage is in the Mi’kmaq Tribe and the Cherokee Tribe of Turtle Island.  Indicating a kinship relationship and membership in the Great Law of Peace Council, Turtle Island.

Nonosabasut’s mtDNA Turtle Island clan lineage is in the Mi’kmaq Tribe, Chippawa Tribe and Kiowa Tribe of Turtle Island. Indicating a kinship relationship and membership in the Great Law of Peace Council, Turtle Island.

1819 Murder of Kji Sagamaw Nonosabasut, Beothuk Tribe

John Peyton junior and his gang of men kidnapped a family of the Beothuk Tribe and held the women and children against their will.  One of the women held was Demasduit.  Her husband Nonosabasut, Kji Sagamaw, Beothuk Tribe, Turtle Island, presented the tip of a pine branch, a symbol of peace, and asked John Peyton and his gang of men to release his wife, Demasduit.

John Peyton and his gang of men ignored the representation of the Great Law of Peace shown to them and in return murdered Nonosabasut. The gang of foreign men were never held accountable by the English Court for kidnapping Demasduit, or the murder of Nonosabasut and their baby.  It is unknown if the women were violated by John Peyton and his gang of men.

In 1828, another foreigner to Turtle Island, William Cormack, robbed the grave of the family and took the families’ remains to Scotland.  kji’keptan, Mi’sel Joe, Mi’kmaq Tribe, along with the support of other Turtle Island Chiefs, repatriated the families’ skeletons from Scotland to Mi’kma’ki, Turtle Island in 2015.

Ȟoká Psíče Húŋkešni, (Chief Sitting Bull)

Chief Sitting BullȞoká Psíče Húŋkešni, Chief Sitting Bull, 1837-1890, Lakota Tribe, Turtle Island, Honkpapa for the Lakota and Sioux of the Great Council.  The great grandson of Chief Sitting Bull, Ernie LaPointe DNA test results confirm his direct descent from his great grandfather.

Ernie tested his DNA in his efforts to have his grandfather’s remains repatriated.  Sitting Bull was killed by Indian Agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to stop him from joining the Ghost Dance.