Dare to Ask: Do Native Americans have facial and body hair?

Jul 29, 2009 Full story: Florida Times-Union 108

This may seem a silly and ignorant question to those who are Native American , but do Native Americans have facial and body hair? Recently, I met a man who said he was 100 percent Native American but who had heavy beard stubble and very hairy arms.

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Gangsta00Slimm

Ashburn, VA

#1 Sep 1, 2009
I have a mustache...
I have a goatee too...
I also have side burns...
But...
My side burns and goatee wont connect...
Theres only peach fuzz and its light brown...
It will only grown a certain length then stop...
I am 23...
Whats up with that...?
And my grandfathers grandmother was an indian.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#3 Sep 1, 2009
Most tribes don't have very much just like Asian men, it varies.

Typically, they have little to no chest hair, can grow a sparse goatee and mustache but not a full beard and have trouble growing sideburns.

The guy in the story probably had white blood somewhere back in his family he wasn't aware of.

My dad is half Cherokee and hardly has to shave, no chest hair or sideburns.
bjreed

Arlington, TX

#4 Sep 2, 2009
I believe what Pamela said. I think she knows. My father was half Cherokee, and he had little facial hair, although he did shave. When he died, he still had a full head of thick black hair. Unfortunately, I did not inherit that particular gene. Sigh!
who knows

Memphis, TN

#5 Sep 3, 2009
My mother is full blooded Navajo and my dad is full blooded Navajo too, but I still have to shave everyday. I know down along the line, maybe my great grandfather, it is mixed. With most natives it is mixed. I think the ones that are hairless aren't as mixed. I believe even with the native women, the ones that have hips, are mixed.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

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#6 Sep 3, 2009
bjreed wrote:
I believe what Pamela said. I think she knows. My father was half Cherokee, and he had little facial hair, although he did shave. When he died, he still had a full head of thick black hair. Unfortunately, I did not inherit that particular gene. Sigh!
Male pattern baldness comes from your mother's side of the family. Look at your mother's brothers and father and that is what you will inherit.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

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#7 Sep 3, 2009
who knows wrote:
My mother is full blooded Navajo and my dad is full blooded Navajo too, but I still have to shave everyday. I know down along the line, maybe my great grandfather, it is mixed. With most natives it is mixed. I think the ones that are hairless aren't as mixed. I believe even with the native women, the ones that have hips, are mixed.
The southwestern tribes have more hair.

You are right about the hips. Native women were slender and built like Asian women before they mixed with white people. I somehow inherited the slim build even though I obviously have a lot of white blood in me.
Jen

Brandenburg, KY

#8 Jul 15, 2010
My dad is half Cherokee. My grandfather was 3/4 Cheroee and my grandmother is irish. My grandfather said that his grandparents were a mixed couple. His grandmother Cherokee and His grandfather Irish. My grandfather had no chest hair and stubble for facial hair, hardly ever shaving.
My dad is so dark, and has beautiful black hair and in the sunlight it looks as though it glows red. He does however have a full beard, and little chest hair.
I think it depends on how strong the genes are that you get from your parents.

As for me, My mother is White as white can be. Blond, blue eyes..... German and English.

My dad Cherokee and Irish.

I have a golden tan all year round, I have the facial and body structure like most of the women in my dad's family. I don't have much body hair really. I didn't even start shaving my legs til I was almost 16 because I didn't need to. My natural hair color is a very light brown almost blond. I have colored my hair for almost 13 years, because I want my dad's hair color more than anything. That is the one gene I wish I got and didn't.

My sister, looks like my mother, but is a redhead.

Again. I think it depends on what family genes you get.
The Reporter

Tokyo, Japan

#9 Jul 16, 2010
Shouldn't topics about American Indians be in a different forum? Japanese are not American Indians.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#10 Jul 17, 2010
The Reporter wrote:
Shouldn't topics about American Indians be in a different forum? Japanese are not American Indians.
Native Americans are Asians that came over on the Bering Strait. It probably would have fit better in the Asian American forum.
Kala

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Jul 21, 2010
I agree with Pamela. Native Americans are actually considered Asian.
Full blooded Africans and Asians have no body hair.
I am black with some Native American ancestry. I get very little hair on my legs. My mother and grandmother do not grow any hair at all on their legs. My father and brother have no chest hair.

“Over the Next Ridge”

Since: Nov 08

Down by the Creek

#12 Aug 28, 2010
They have some, not much, I am of Shawnee heritage and can grow a sparse beard.

In the old days many tribesmen plucked or shaved off facial hair as it didn't go good with Bear grease or Vermillion.

“What do I put here?”

Since: Aug 10

Bolton MA

#13 Aug 28, 2010
All humans have hair. Everyone is different when it comes to the amount despite their race.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

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#14 Aug 28, 2010
aaoconnor wrote:
All humans have hair. Everyone is different when it comes to the amount despite their race.
Native Americans and Asians have very little.

“What do I put here?”

Since: Aug 10

Bolton MA

#15 Aug 28, 2010
Pamela in red wrote:
<quoted text>
Native Americans and Asians have very little.
Is that so? Then I guess the man had a bit of exotic blood in his ancestry.
NAW

Japan

#16 Aug 28, 2010
I don`t really know about facial or body hair, but I have seen a lot of very sexy Native American women that I sure would not mind being with.
Jenna Talia

Rochester, NY

#17 Aug 28, 2010
Amerindians of the N.E. can grow mustaches and beards. Seen many Iroquois and Algonquian men with the trait.
Mike8

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Aug 28, 2010
yummy!

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#19 Aug 28, 2010
Jenna Talia wrote:
Amerindians of the N.E. can grow mustaches and beards. Seen many Iroquois and Algonquian men with the trait.
Most of them are mixed with Caucasian blood.

Native and Asian men typically don't have much facial or body hair. They also have straight pubic hair.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#20 Aug 28, 2010
Mike8 wrote:
yummy!
Yes, they are. ;o)
fscott

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Aug 31, 2010
Oh yea they do..

Ken Mehlman is my hero and role model. Now that he has shown the courage to come out of the closet and admit that he is gay and that he has been a fraud, a liar, and a hypocrite.

I fscott am also admitting that I am gay and that I have been a been hiding behind my conservative, racial bigotry, and hypocricy.

Now I am free to be my real gay self.

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