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The 11 Nations of America, as Told by DNA

North America was settled by what were, in effect, separate nations — and the proof may reach right into your DNA

Earlier this summer, I presented the American Nations: the eleven regional cultures that comprise the United States and North America. Their existence explains much about our history, our constitutional arrangements, and, indeed, our political fissures — past and present. If you have any ancestors who were living in North America prior to the Civil War, the existence of…

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