This population is now scattered across the world with the largest concentrations in Israel and the United States and represents a unique mix of Middle Eastern and European genetic elements, which crystallized within the last 2,000 years.
The North and Central America cluster consists of present day Native American populations that span from southeastern Alaska down through the western half of the United States and end at the top of Nicaragua.
Viking traders from Scandinavia had made their way to Greenland and North America before the 10th century CE, and a trade practice between local populations and Vikings was established.
It was not until roughly 500 years later that Northern Native populations in this cluster would have contact with permanent European colonizers.
You are the outcome of values drawn from your culture.The latter implies genetic relatedness, to their ancient founder population.The Ashkenazi cluster, who represent the majority of the world’s Jewish population, derived from countries that were located within Central and Eastern Europe.European colonization in the 16th century CE resulted in either the complete or near complete massacre of entire tribes and the near total destruction of the cultures of surviving Northern and Central Native American populations.Later, the forced movement of Native populations led to further devastation as many perished on the treks they were forced to endure; the Trail of Tears in the 1830’s is one of the most infamous examples of this.