The answer(s)
2021-11-30: Yes, they did !

The story
The Zuni Indians in New Mexico are unlike any other Native American tribe. Not only is their language, religion, and blood type surprisingly different from all other tribes, but according to a thought-provoking theory, the mysterious Zuni Indians may also have close ties with people of Japan. Most scientists think the Zuni Indians are different because they lived in isolation. According to linguists, the Zuni have maintained the integrity of their language for at least 7,000 years. The Zuni do, however, share a number of words from Keresan, Hopi, and Pima pertaining to religion and religious observances. However, Professor Nancy Davis from the University of Chicago has an alternative theory that she thinks explains the Zuni Indian’s puzzling ancient history.

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