Disinformation. Growing evidence shows that the first Americans came from Europe, long before there was a passable land bridge from Russia to Alaska. That their ancestors now demand the earlier remains not be studied is just more proof.
Wouldn't that be lack of proof if you don't have something to study?
I don't know why nobody thinks these people had the brains to build umiats/kayaks and paddle across the straits. If the Polynesians could cross 3,000 miles of empty ocean, these Altaians could have paddled across the Bering Strait, not to mention their ability to walk across the ice in the winter.
Growing evidence shows that the first Americans came from Europ
There is also growing evidence that just about everybody came to the Americas long before the 15th Century, starting with the Jomon in Japan 16,000 or more years ago.
The whole thing about so-called native Americans claims today is based on their insistance that they were created here - this is a political and legal argument.
This last is why they demand no studies of early remains: if those remains prove not to be related to them, then their whole argument falls and along with that all their ‘special’ rights, rights which no other US citizen has or can share in:
exemption from Federal Income Tax, unrestricted commercial hunting and fishing, unregulated casinos, tax free sales of tobacco, unrestricted fireworks sales, BIA subsistance checks, and so on.
A typical Makah male (in the PNW) for example, could fish for sockeye salmon (when the season was closed for every one else) catch seveal thousand pounds, come in sell to the buyer for $1.25 lb, turn around and pull his halibut longline, sell those hundreds of pounds for $2.50lb, tieup, go collect his BIA check, his SS check, his timber check, his welfare check and food stamps. Visit Aunt Petunia for his share of the million dollar sale of their yearly family whale hunt.
When he gets home, take all the money and stuff it into a dresser filled with $100 bills, take some and go get drunk, stoned or both for the rest of the month.
But remember he is a poor downtrodden Treaty indian, so the tribe needs to lobby for more money.