Follow the dramatic history of Anne Marie's Amerindian - Acadian descendants in North America in two, ground-breaking books: Revisiting Anne Marie (2012), and Cajun By Any Other Name (2012). The journey of discovery continues! In Marie Rundquist's new book, find out how we all play a part in the elegantly choreographed Dance of Life: Ancient Peoples, the Animals and Us (2022).
Dance of Life : Ancient Peoples, the Animals, and Us by Marie Rundquist (2022)
New Dance of Life book explores ancient peoples, a new way to visualize ancestry, the lives of twenty-nine animals, and the magical way we relate.
WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Six years in the making, Marie Rundquist launches her new book, Dance of Life: Ancient Peoples, the Animals, and Us. In her new book, the author continues a journey of discovery that served as the basis of her two previous works, Cajun by Any Other Name (2012) and Revisiting Anne Marie (2012), and there is even an animated video that brings results to life!
Readers with an interest in DNA, history, genealogy, people and cultures, the lives of animals, STEM fields, and ancient DNA will find this book, and the accompanying video, exciting, entertaining, informative, and provocative.
Rundquist discusses the wealth of tools available to understand how individuals with similar DNA interact in fresh and inventive ways. Readers may identify with animals and allow their old viewpoints to give way to new ones. Rundquist invites readers to “take a deep breath” and find out how everyone contributes to the elegantly choreographed DANCE OF LIFE.
Rundquist delves deeply into animal science and shares with readers the distinctive qualities, traits, and behaviors that make the twenty-nine "animal ambassadors" featured in the book so relatable and delightful. She also reveals how various cultures have viewed the role of animals throughout history.
Kathy M., USA, thanks the author of this book as she says, "Thank you so much, Marie! I just finished reading the book and watching the video. They are both magnificent!”
Mrs. A., USA shares her feedback about this book, "Dear Marie, my copy arrived in the mail yesterday, and I have read through it once already! Wow! I loved the descriptions of the animals – birds, “four-leggeds,” fish, and spider especially. Thanks, from my heart for your creativity, persistence, and scholarship!"
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About DNA Genealogy History
DNA Genealogy History, LLC aims to help people explore family ancestry by comparing and analyzing Y chromosome, mitochondrial, and autosomal DNA test results, along with traditional genealogies and historical contexts, to reveal hidden family histories. Rundquist’s works include published books that bring together the results of her research, white papers, presentations, and collaborative blogs and articles.
The author graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland at College Park and is the owner of DNA Genealogy History, LLC. In this present capacity, Rundquist draws upon her extensive expertise in the field as a DNA project manager, her work with others as a collaborative research community facilitator, specialized training and education, and experience as an information systems and technology consultant.
DNA Genealogy History, LLC
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Revisiting Anne Marie Revisiting Anne Marie: How an Amerindian Woman of Seventeenth-Century Nova Scotia and a DNA Match Redefine American Heritage by Marie Rundquist (c. 2009, 2012)
Spanning two centuries, from the early 1600s to the mid-1700s, Revisiting Anne Marie engages the reader in the history of a Family cut from European and Amerindian (Mi'kmaq) cloth, from the family's brave beginnings in Nova Scotia to its exile in Snow Hill, Maryland, following the Grand Deportation of 1755.
The story of Anne Marie's family comes to life with art, source citations and references, first-hand observations and photographs, as the author interweaves the inter-relationships that comprise Anne Marie's extended family in l'Acadie with the history and politics of the time. Through an overlay of new genetic information, the author brings forth, generation by generation, the diverse society that becomes the foundation of our "American heritage."
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Reader remarks may be viewed by scrolling to the end of the page.
Cajun By Any Other Name: Recovering the Lost History of a Family and a People by Marie Rundquist (c. 2012)
Readers of Cajun By Any Other Name live the experience of Acadian ancestors whose lives were shattered by a forced expulsion from Nova Scotia in 1755 - from their exile in Maryland and re-emergence in the Louisiana parishes - and join a search for an identity nearly destroyed by re-tooled surnames, assumed pedigrees, ambition, courthouse filings and the Civil War.
In conclusion, Rundquist exposes how DNA testing, genealogy and history research restore vital connections for others of Native American and European ancestry, and makes a case for self-identification that rises above cultural labels and strengthens the soul.
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Reader remarks may be viewed by scrolling to the end of the page.
Paul A., Canada, offers his remarks about Dance of Life: Ancient Peoples, The Animals and Us in October of 2022:
"I finished reading the book and enjoyed seeing the fruit of your labour and long hours of work. What has inspired me is the direction your research has taken, in joining people together. Very humbling, I see two eyes seeing in your work.
"To be honest I have lost much of my interest in genealogy and DNA because of the discord and division it's been creating. Only certain people of certain status have a voice to determine what is the truth. Question and other facts being discarded or not answered. Like you mentioned Anzick is of mixed race but still can, in today's identity be called a Native American by his people. Like Crazy Horse and Henry Membertou, they both have been described with physical differences. If their Y DNA comes out as European, they are still Native American, like Anzick.
"The Elders have helped me understand this also with two eyes seeing. From the old people It's not about DNA , it's about community, the spiritual ceremonies, our connection to the land, water. etc.
"There is so much still to learn. It gives me hope that DNA and Genealogy will take the route you have taken.
"Again thank you Marie for everything. I'm so grateful."
-- Paul A., Canada
In October of 2022, Mary K., USA, offers personal insights about her experience participating in the 100-member "Sharing Circle" described in Dance of Life: Ancient Peoples, the Animals, and Us:
"I believe what we miss in dealing with the general public understanding of DNA and genealogy, is the tolerance and joy we were taught while working with Marie.
"The smallest match of different animal groups with each other was celebrated ! Hurray those two people who are not related to each other are matching on a Native segment with Anzick.
"Wow that feeling of belonging and acceptance was what has kept us together for 6 years. I am still thrilled when I can find a match with someone new. Can I match them with someone in my tree, or do they go far back in time to our ancestors, who lived in a different time? It really doesn't matter. For this moment, we are the same people, cousins, we shared an admiration for our connection.
"Maybe our paths will cross again in 3 years or 10 years, but when we meet again, we will still feel a connection to each other. A sense of connection is what is missing in our present society. Thank the Creator we were found and kept together by Marie.
Thank you Marie."
-- Mary K., USA
Anne Marie's Nova Scotia, Canada - Pontchatoula, Louisiana Connection (November 2020)
"Thank you Cousin Marie,
"I look forward to these copies as Christmas gifts for some nieces and nephews. By the way, it has been a year since I found you. My paternal grandmother (from Ponchatoula) is a great-granddaughter of Angelique David and Henry Ouvre. Her parents are Emily Hoover (m. Willis Millard Stevens), grandparents are Auguste “Gus” Hoover (m. Lily Lavigne).
"I must share this story with you: my father’s father is a Fournier. Quebec to Clinton county NY to Fall River MA but French all the way. That paternal French grandfather married my Louisiana grandmother (a Stevens of mixed heritage). The marriage lasted less than 2 years. My toddler father and his mother returned to SE Louisiana and stayed for a long long time. As a kid, when people heard the name Fournier they would say something like “Oh, cajun”. My father would get upset, explaining his father was French, not “cajun”. In my 8th grade literature class, with Mr. Shannon at the helm, we studied Longfellow’s Evangeline. From that I developed a serious interest/obsession with Nova Scotia. I wanted to prove I was connected. My father put me in my place: “no, not cajun and not Acadian … real French”
"I first got online in about 1996/97. Within a short time of researching online I found Angelique David. YES! I was joyful. Unfortunately it was more than 10 years too late to tell my father he was right …. about his father’s French ancestors … and wrong at the same time about our roots. His own mother was the connection. Now I understood the strong connection to Evangeline and the “real” history. I believe strongly that genetics is only part of the formula of our inheritance traits. Genetics is what we can measure scientifically. I truly admire and appreciate your ability to understand, and then explain, on the DNA, and on our shared family lineages. I finally have younger family members interested in the genealogy. Right now they just want to collect names for their databases. As we talk more they are getting excited about doing real research. They are excited when we can find details and stories on people that are our ancestors. Everyone wants to go to Nova Scotia now. Of course almost all of them have watched Oak Island for years. Now they believe their interest is because of our ancestors being there at times connected to artifacts they have found. I am thrilled to think I still may be able to get to Nova Scotia … with family who shares my interest. Those same relatives have not been to Louisiana either. I would love to return to the Pontchatoula area and walk the cemeteries with them … which is the way I learned about my relatives that were gone before me. Meanwhile, your books are a wonderful tie-in for them. When they know they are reading “family” history it is more meaningful.
Keep up the great work! It is important. Stay well!
~ M. Atwood, USA
Wonderful review of Cajun By Any Other Name from Mary R., USA, June, 2018
"I am grinning from ear to ear and my smile reaches all the way to my heart.
"I have just finished reading Cajun By Any Other Name and look forward to reading Revisiting Ann Marie. Please accept my deep gratitude for bringing these stories to life with such careful historical and genetic research.
"You and I share so much cultural (and if we did the research probably familial) history!
"My ancestors Francois Simon dit Simoneaux and Marie Corporon were expelled from Grand Pre Nova Scotia to Oxford Maryland and then made their way to the Acadian Coast in Louisiana. I have traced Marie Corporon's ancestry back to an D'Entremont ancestor who married Marie -- a Mi'kmaq Amerindian woman.
"My ancestors Jacques Theriot and Marie LeBlanc also were expelled from Grand Pre to France and made passage to Louisiana through the courageous efforts of the Acadian hero Olivier Theriot. I strongly suspect there is Mi’ kmaq heritage here too.
"I am seeking your guidance on how I might complete my own research through DNA testing and contribute my DNA findings and family history to help others.
"Thank you for all you have contributed to bringing to life the story of our Native and Acadian tribes. You are our Acadian heroine.
"PS In July I am taking my 12 year old niece to DC and we will be visiting her Mi' kmaq history at the Native American museum."
-- Mary R., USA
Heart-felt Review of Revisiting Anne Marie from D. Cheverie, USA, March, 2019
"Cousin Marie, Loved & enjoyed reading your book -Revisiting Anne Marie.
"My lineage is from Philippe Pinet I & Anne Marie.
Thank you for all your research and confirmations on our family generations clouded-in time."
-- D. Cheverie: -Eleventh Generation: Anne-Marie (Rimbault) Mi'kmaq
"I loved it! Brava!" -- Sean O'Connell, Ontario, Canada May, 2019
"Hi Marie, I finished Revisiting Anne Marie. I loved it! Brava! Thanks for writing this book! "