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Skip to comments.Report: Elizabeth Warren’s ancestor may have … rounded up Cherokee for Trail of Tears
Posted on 05/08/2012 6:42:19 PM PDT by izzatzo
Out: Elizabeth Warren, Native American. In: Elizabeth Warren, Jacksonian Democrat.
Man, in hindsight its a good thing she didnt attend the annual Harvard Powwow yesterday after all, huh? Awwwk-ward.
As I pointed out in my article here on Sunday, no evidence supports this claim [that her great-great-great grandmother was Cherokee]. O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as white in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof. (Note, the actual 1894 marriage license makes no claim of Cherokee ancestry.)
But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warrens great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Rosss Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennesseethe point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837.
This new information about Ms. Warrens true heritage came as a direct result of a lead provided to me by William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection, who in turn had received the information from one of his readers. Jacobson, who has questioned Warrens explanation for her law faculty listing, calls this discovery the ultimate and cruelest irony of the Warren Cherokee saga.
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