DNA From Sitting Bull’s Hair Confirms That South Dakota Man Is His Great Grandson

(Cambridge, UK) — A team of British researchers say DNA taken from a strand of hair confirms that a South Dakota man is the great-grandson of Sitting Bull. Researchers at the University of Cambridge analyzed a hair sample from the 19th century Native American leader, and confirmed he was the ancestor of 73-year-old Ernie LaPointe of Lead, South Dakota. LaPointe has long claimed to be related to Sitting Bull, and asked researchers to extract DNA from a hair sample he had acquired from the Smithsonian. The researchers confirmed a match

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