Skip to comments.Uh Oh: Elizabeth Warren Refuses to Meet with 4 Cherokee Activists
Posted on 06/18/2012 1:35:11 PM PDT by Kaslin
Remember when the Boston Globe prematurely declared this political scandal over last May? Good times.
Four outraged Cherokee activists who say Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has ignored their emails and phone calls will trek to Boston this week in hopes they can force a meeting with the Democratic Senate candidate over her “offensive” Native American heritage claims.
“It’s almost becoming extremely offensive to us,” said Twila Barnes, a Cherokee genealogist who has researched Warren’s family tree. “We’re trying to get in contact and explain why her behavior hurts us and is offensive, and she totally ignores that. Like we don’t exist.”
Late last night, a Warren campaign official told the Herald that staffers will “connect” and “offer to have staff meet with them.”
“We would like to see her look at the documentation and admit there’s no Indian ancestry there and then apologize,” Barnes saud. “Hear us. Acknowledge us. Know that she’s brought us into this. We didn’t bring ourselves into this. This whole trip was planned to get a meeting with her.”
Barnes said there is still no evidence, despite research conducted by her and other genealogists, to support Warren’s claim of Cherokee roots.
These four Cherokee activists aren’t the only Native Americans offended by Elizabeth Warren's ancestral claims. As we reported last week, an enraged Harvard University alumna named Margo (Kickingbird) DeLaune (who, by the way, belongs to the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and is a registered Democrat), penned a joint op-ed with her son criticizing the Senate candidate’s conduct and urging the Harvard community to hold her “accountable for the damage she has wrought.” And, incidentally, much like DeLaune’s crusade for truth and justice, these particular Cherokee activists’ aren’t motived by politics or partisanship, either.
Politics isn’t a motivator, Barnes insisted. One of the women is a registered Democrat, and the other three are left-leaning independents, said Barnes, who said she voted for President Obama in 2008.
In any case, it’s not surprising “Granny” Warren is hesitant to meet with these individuals – after all, she’s failed to produce one single shred of evidence corroborating her tenuous claim that she is “1/32” Cherokee. What’s baffling, however, is that she simply refuses to renounce her “heritage” or apologize for her actions (her grandfather’s “high cheek bones” notwithstanding) especially when it’s painfully evident her conduct has offended Native Americans across the United States. If -- if -- Elizabeth Warren does apologize at some point, it would seem to suggest that she is indeed guilty of academic fraud. On the other hand, if she continues to hide from the Native American community -- and evade their unwelcome questions -- the backlash is likely to be more pronounced.
In short, one thing is clear: Cherokee activists want her to apologize for committing (what they consider to be) academic and ethnic fraud; and they’re not going away until she does.
Perhaps there is an old family dispute that’s the blame?
She’s in heap big trouble. She’s probably hitting the fire water about now.
Look out Lizzie!...The indians are on the war path!
I’m waiting for somebody from the MSM to ask if her adult children used the Native American ploy for college and grad school admission preferences, scholarships, and job applications.
Smoke signals say she in deep buffalo muffins!...
She should have heap big pow wow with the Cherokee folks and pass a peace pipe around, helpful if peace pipe be filled with wacky weed.
She probably thinks all Indians are as fake as her.
Howe Carr (Boston radio talk host) mentioned today that her high school yearbook had her listed as a “Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Future.” Apparently the title was awarded by faculty. No kidding. Lolz!
Ironic that she did all of this to make friends, meet people like her.......
Granny think-um the crap she get-um from Right Wing Nuts
get-um heap old! You no comment on thread!
She’s had quite enough wacky weed and it shows.
They are 1% Cherokees.
Not like her, part of the 99% tribe.
In Tonto’s defense, Jay Silverheels was Native American. Now Ed “Mingo” Ames. He’s from Malden, MA
“She probably thinks all Indians are as fake as her.”
With the 1/32 standard, many probably aredamned close.
Im waiting for somebody from the MSM......and waiting, and waiting! No dirt on conservatives or republicans? Just some crooked leftist liberal lying about their heritage or something... no news here. They’ll just wait.
Liz has no time to meet. She is too busy flipping wigwams.
Heck, I have more Cherokee blood in my veins than this turnip.
New and Improved!
Now with more Live Cherokees!
Could you possibly make a statement that's any lamer?
How close is it to being "extremely offensive" ?
With the 1/32 standard, many probably aredamned close.
If 1/32 standard made her Indian, what does 1/2 caucasian make Obama-—A WHITEY! White eyes, honkey!
Get the sodas and beer out...pop some popcorn.....this is the reality hit show of the season....it just keeps on giving entertainment.
Trying to figure out what to call it though...hmmmmm?
Squaw no wannum smokum peace pipe.
PS. I'm about as expert at Photoshop as Liz is Cherokee!
Liz on horse looks like she can be girlfriend material of Stephen Hawking. Hope he likes liar, atheist ‘Blonde Crow’ Indian wannabe Skwarks?
Warren is not a Cherokee...but she played one in college.
This will all just blow away. She found the magic key that solves this problem — blame it on her mother who claimed she had Native American blood. There are probably many among us who have had family members tell us that they were related to the first occupants on the Mayflower or the 2nd cousin of William Wallace or King Arthur or Grace O’Malley.
What !!!!! ,,,, no Pow Wow ?????
I think in the new film coming up, Jonny Depp is going to play Tonto.
Won't work. She had plenty of time to verify before scoring on the benefits.
It does not matter that she had time to verify it. The media protect libs. Kind of a high duhh factor on this one...
What a loser.
I really can't understand why this is still an issue; didn't Supreme Chief Ward Churchill, himself, vouch for her heritage? /sarc
Pure craziness - it is still fraud as far as I’m concerned even if it had been true that she is 1/32 Cherokee for her to claim she is a Native American ‘minority’ race.
Actually there are quite legitimate Welsh genealogies that run back to King Ad.
Recently one major band of Cherokee has been trying to expel black Cherokees.
Earlier they got into some decades long court cases against the Delaware!
Some recognized Indian tribes keep their tribal rolls secret so there's no way an outsider can ever qualify for membership based on blood quanta. However, there are OTHER records. The Oneida, for example, were American allies in the American Revolution. There were something like 75 top quality warriors who fought in major engagements against the Brits. ALL OF THEM have been named by the Oneida, and they do appear in New York Revolutionary War records.
A fair percentage of them appear in the records of the Old Yellow Church as converts. Standard genealogical examination can demonstrate your ties to the Oneida, or not, fairly quickly. Your biggest problem is that paternal lineage is not big with the Iroquois ~ they use matrilineal accounting ~ just like the ancient Hebrews.
Then there's this current wave of racial intrigue among some of the Cherokee where they're trying to kick out the black Cherokee.
I wouldn't vote for Warren for a million bucks but if I were her I wouldn't meet with ANY Cherokee unless they proved their bona fides too ~ and could demonstrate their band had never been involved in disputes with the Delaware or black people in their tribe.
The trick with the Cherokee is you MUST have an ancestor in the Dawes Rolls. If your Cherokee ancestors failed to get listed you can't get into one of the recognized tribes. That does not mean you are no longer a Cherokee, just that you can't joint a recognized tribe.
warren’s war on Indians! :)
Her smok'm too much POS pipe.
It's only recently become popular for white folks to admit to Indian ancestry. Black folks have been into that for more than a century.
Now, how many white folks have Indian ancestry in this country. Well, to start with, there's a genetic marker ~ shovel teeth. If you got 'em and have no known East Asian or Cossack ancestry, you're in the zone ~ and that has been known for years to be 2%. Since that's an autosomal recessive, there'd be another 2% with no shovel tooth gene at all, and 4% with a recessive gene that could be identified. That's a grand total 8% of the white population have to have an American Indian ancestor.
That'd be well over 15 million people! The recognized tribes have no where near that number of members.
Going well beyond that group, there another 9 million white folks who have some or a lot of Sa'ami (Laplander) ancestry in this country. That's roughly 100 times the number of Sa'ami in Europe!