The link below shows the locations of MtDNA T. This is my father's MtDNA which goes back to a Native American woman named Hannah (Ianhanna) Poe 1780-1871.
The link below shows the locations.
Their Haplogroup is T
T16126C, A16129G, T16187C, C16189T, T16223C,
G16230A, T16278C, C16294T, C16296T, C16311T
C146T, C152T, C195T, A247G, 522.1A, 522.2C, 309.1C, 315.1C
More about our MTDNA on this blog.
MtDNA is normally considered a European Haplogroup, so the following alternatives are likely.
1. Our genealogy is wrong
2. There was an unknown adoption
3. A European woman married into the tribe.
But an other alternative is that the "T" is the result from an older immigration from the middle east.
Mtdna "T" is found at much higher densities among Cherokees than found in Europe.
Mor information about Middle eastern DNA in America at: