Hemoglobin Patterns in American Indians

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Science  23 Jan 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3343, pp. 216
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3343.216


Two populations of North Carolina have been analyzed for hemoglobin patterns by paper electrophoresis. Of 534 Cherokee Indians, both mixed and full bloods, all showed normal hemoglobin. Lumbee Indians of less certain ethnic status had 1.7 percent of hemoglobin S, an equal amount of hemoglobin C, and one possible hemoglobin D trait among 1332 bloods studied.