Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack
This blond haired blue eyed was presented as a Native American to show diversity in the Harvard University faculty and she is about as Native -American as I am. She's a fake.
The typical "Native" features are considered recessive traits. As I mentioned earlier, there are Micmac that couldn't pass for Native visually, but can prove their lineage with ease.
While my mother has strong Scandinavian genes, being blond and blue eyed. My father is dark skinned and dark haired, with other common "Native" features, like facial bone structure, including his nose. Myself, I have blue eyes, dark hair, some facial features, a tint to my skin and my nose, well, I bought a new one after having mine broken so often. I didn't think to just have it fixed as it was, and opted for a cute roman one, lol. I don't know why.
My paternal half brothers, are the product of a ginger mother, and have stronger "Native" features than I. Where I had the benefit of my paternal Grandfathers wisdom, they did not, by choice. They know very little of their culture (To touch on Machjo's reference to culture), beyond what they want to know, to fuel their ignorance, but they sure do make good use of their status.
My wife who is Anish, but lacking strong features, is the mother of two boys whose features are very strong. And until her lineage was determined, were considered Metis.
If you think any of that is confusing, lol, join the club.