The Seminole Indians of Oklahoma: Morphology and serology

The results indicate that they resemble the Florida Seminoles in most of their serologic traits

W. S. Pollttzer; K. K. Namboodiri; R. C. Elston; W. H. Brown; W. C. Leyshon

2006

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  • Two hundred and sixty-three Indians aged six and above were studied in Oklahoma for blood types, hemoglobin types, and physical traits; 53% were Seminoles and the remainder were admixed with Creek or other populations
  • The results indicate that they resemble the Florida Seminoles in most of their serologic traits
  • In physical traits they are comparable to the group studied by Krogman two decades ago
  • Compared with the Florida Seminoles, the Oklahoma sample are slightly taller and heavier, significantly lighter in skin color, and have a lower incidence of sickle cell gene. By both serology and morphology the Oklahoma group are most similar to Florida Seminoles, slightly less similar to other Indian groups, and still less to White and Negro populations
  • Some indication of positive assortative mating for skin color was found in both groups

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