‘Following The Footsteps Of Ancestors’ expedition in U.S. - Kazakh TV

The research expedition – “Following the Footsteps of the Ancestors” were conducted in the United States. The main goal of the research was to discover the theory that some American Indians, particularly the Navajo tribe, arrived in United States from the Altai area. The Navajo tribe is considered as the second largest tribe in North America.

The researches collected materials in Los Angeles and visited the cities of Page and Flagstaff in Arizona.

KYLETON BENALLY, RESIDENT OF PAGE, ARIZONA:

- Horse, we do eat horse, what we live off of back in our cultural days, so basically we do live in our cultural days what are you talking about. So I say I would agree.

Experts are planning to compare Kyleton’s genetic samples with the DNA of the Altai people. The test results will be received in the upcoming months. Meanwhile, the researchers also visited a museum in Page. They studied the daily life of the Navajo people and concluded that our ethnic groups have much in common.

SAPAR ISKAKOV, HEAD OF EXPEDITION:

- In terms of everyday life, we have a lot in common with the members of the Navajo tribe. The form of their dwelling is very similar to the Kazakh yurt. The only difference is that we cover the walls with felt made of sheep's wool, but they build their dwellings out of wood. The front of the house faces the east just like our yurts. Our ancestors always made door facing the east, believing that the sunlight, getting into the dwelling, brings good luck.

The expedition members also studied the Walnut Canyon near Flagstaff, where the ancient Indians lived in the 14th century. Stone caves served as a refuge, but now, it is the most visited national park. According to the researchers, further studies will reveal many new scientific facts.

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