Donald N. Panther-Yates
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Donald N. Panther-Yates

Donald N. Yates (also published as Donald Panther-Yates) was born in 1950 in Cedartown, Georgia and is of one-quarter American Indian descent. His first book was The Bear Went over the Mountain, a genealogy and social history of the Yates family of Virginia. Around 2000 he found out his parents and ancestors belonged to the Melungeons, an Appalachian ethnic group. With Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman he has co-authored When Scotland Was Jewish (2007), Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical History (2012) and The Early Jews and Muslims of England and Wales: A Genetic and Genealogical History (2013). He is the author of Old World Roots of the Cherokee: How DNA, Ancient Alphabets and Religion Explain the Origins of America's Largest Indian Nation (2012) and Old Souls in a New World (2013). He lives in Colorado. He also publishes a series called Cherokee Chapbooks aimed at making essential texts and traditional American Indian storytelling accessible to those rediscovering their Native roots. With his wife, Teresa A. Yates, he is co-author of the first two volumes in DNA Consultants Series on Consumer Genetics: Cherokee DNA Studies: Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong (2014) and DNA and You: Blog Posts from the Golden Age of the Human Genome Project (2016). In 2018, Yates published Merchant Adventurer Kings of Rhoda: The Lost World of the Tucson Artifacts, the first complete study and book of readings about a set of inscriptions that tell the story of a Jewish colony in Toltec Mexico from 560 to 900.

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    • Old World Roots of the Cherokee

    • How DNA, Ancient Alphabets and Religion Explain the Origins of America's Largest Indian Nation
    • By: Donald N. Yates
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
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    Most histories of the Cherokee nation focus on its encounters with Europeans, its conflicts with the U.S. government, and its expulsion from its lands during the Trail of Tears....

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    • Ancestors and Enemies

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    As the 20th century was ending and the millennium approached, a new ethnic category was invented in the South....

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    • An Informal History (Cherokee Chapbooks) (Vol. 4)
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    This unique audiobook introduces the listeners to the seven Cherokee clans, found in no other American Indian tribe....

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    On the edge of the Isleta Indian Reservation in the foothills of New Mexico lies the Decalogue Stone, a giant boulder inscribed with the Ten Commandments....

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    • DNA Consultants Series on Consumer Genetics, Book 1
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    Most claims of Native American ancestry rest on the mother's ethnicity. This can be verified by a DNA test determining what type of mitochondrial DNA she passed to you. A hundred participants in DNA Consultants multi-phase Cherokee DNA Study did just that. Listen to learn more....

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    • The Cherokee Origin Narrative

    • Authentic Text of William Eubanks' "Red Man's Origin" with Notes (Cherokee Chapbooks, Volume 1)
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    By a miracle of transmission, here is the earliest and most authenticated version of the story of the Cherokee people, from their origins in a land across the great waters to the coming of the white man....

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    • The Big Little Book of Native American Wit and Wisdom: Compiled from the First Fifteen Years of Panther's Lodge

    • Cherokee Chapbooks, Volume 5
    • By: Anna Kolouthon, Donald N. Panther-Yates, Teresa A. Panther-Yates
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    What is truth in the eyes of Native Americans? What does it mean to be Indian? Do American Indians have a sense of humor? How does their religion differ from other spiritualities?...

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