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Native American group: Elizabeth Warren ‘better be able to defend’ ancestry claim
Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2012 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 05/01/2012 4:24:19 AM PDT by Zakeet

A prominent Native American group says Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren had “better be able to defend” her past claims of being an Indian-American minority.

The Democratic candidate is facing questions about her heritage following the revelation on Friday that she described herself as a Native American minority in professional law school directories during the 1980s and ’90s.

“Once you put that down, you better be able to defend it,” Ray Ramirez of the Native American Rights Fund told The Daily Caller on Monday.

Warren, who no longer publicly refers to herself as Native American, has disputed that she claimed Indian-American minority status then to give herself a professional advantage.

Asked for evidence of her ancestry to back up the candidate’s past statements, a Warren spokeswoman told TheDC on Monday that the campaign is “working on digging up some sort of evidence to appease” inquirers.

But the campaign hasn’t been able to immediately provide any documentation. The Boston Herald reported Friday that the Warren campaign said the “tales of Warren’s Cherokee and Delaware tribe ancestors have been passed down through family lore.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: brown; cherokee; elizabethwarren; greatgreatgreatgrand; indian; massachusetts; nativeamerican; scottbrown; senate; warren
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White squaw step-um in heap deep doo-doo!

1 posted on 05/01/2012 4:24:21 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Fauxchahontas.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 4:26:17 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Zakeet

Why should she reveal anything when our President doesn’t have to?


3 posted on 05/01/2012 4:31:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
Why should she reveal anything when our President doesn’t have to?

"Hanging one scoundrel, it appears, does not deter the next. Well, what of it? The first one is at least disposed of." H. L. Mencken

4 posted on 05/01/2012 4:36:20 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Zakeet

She ain’t no Indian. She’s a pinch-faced yankee.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 4:40:16 AM PDT by olepap (God help us)
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To: Zakeet

Pity the poor thing...she can’t even claim she laid the intellectual foundation for lying about your ancestry to milk affirmative action. Ward Churchill beat her to that.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 4:44:03 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Zakeet

HAHAHAHAHA, Libtards so funny! We got more popcorn coming?


7 posted on 05/01/2012 4:46:14 AM PDT by Cenobite (Can't spell unethical without the U.N.)
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To: Zakeet

Her records have been sealed....move along.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 4:47:39 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Zakeet

Gitchee Manitou, him plenty angry. Him burn Boston phoney injun like cheap fry bread.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 4:48:26 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Zakeet

Liberals lie, what else is new?!


10 posted on 05/01/2012 4:50:20 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Zakeet

“Please, Mister Custer......, I don’t wanna go...!”


11 posted on 05/01/2012 4:51:33 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke the Aswan High Dam, then nuke Mecca. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Zakeet

I, unfortunately, have a dead beat 26 year old grand son who hopes to get aid for college costs by claiming American Indian ancestry. My wife’s grand mother, his G/G/Grand mother was Cherokee.

I hope he fails miserably in this effort.

I have learned that different tribes have different standards concerning who is Indian. Anywhere from 1/4 to 1/16. I don’t know what the official government standard is for an “entitlement”.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 4:52:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Zakeet

OK, she’s a lib, but it really depends on how she claimed she was a native American. When I was a child, I was told my family had a native American ancestor somewhere along the line, but it wasn’t the same deal then as it is now with the fractional blood ratings. Back then, people weren’t yet using the race card to get ahead. So maybe Ms. Warren had innocent motives back then. I can see a lib taking a lot of pride in “minority” status, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she intended to play it for what it was worth. Of course, you’d have to be pretty naive to claim minority status these days without knowing that it gives you a leg up for all sorts of government programs.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 4:53:14 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Zakeet

Mini-Haha


14 posted on 05/01/2012 4:55:24 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Zakeet
The libs want to protect her but if the Indians get riled up on fire water and chicken Biryani with too much curry and red chili powder, then she is in trouble.

As joe biden said, you can't go into a 7-11 or a dunkin donuts without and Indian accent. {Do I have the wrong Indians here? Should it be the Cleveland Indians?}

Oh Newton, I've got a giant woody.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 4:56:16 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: CitizenUSA
but it really depends on how she claimed she was a native American....

Did you read the Daily Caller article?

Harvard University’s decision to promote Warren as a minority faculty member brought the issue front-and-center, but the Boston Herald reported Monday that Warren described herself that way when she taught at the University of Texas and the University of Pennsylvania.

American law school directories listed Warren as a minority professor for nine years before Harvard scooped her up, and Harvard apparently used that information to promote her as a minority, the Herald first reported Friday. (RELATED: More on Elizabeth Warren)

16 posted on 05/01/2012 4:59:45 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Zakeet

A lot of us have family lore abut indian ancestors. And I suspect that such stories are usually true for those large numbers of Americans whose ancestors were here long before independence. But it takes that special leftist nerve to convert family lore into a fact.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 5:11:11 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Zakeet

Her great great grandfather was nick named named “Buffalo Droppings” at the local tavern.

So she assumed he was an Indian. Who wouldn’t?


18 posted on 05/01/2012 5:20:33 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Zakeet
the campaign is “working on digging up some sort of evidence to appease” inquirers.

While they're at it, perhaps they could "dig up" some evidence to appease Obama's inquirers, as well.

19 posted on 05/01/2012 5:25:30 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Zakeet

Does she own a casino ?


20 posted on 05/01/2012 5:27:04 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: expat1000

Sounds like Prof. Warren was able to get ahead by claiming “minority” status, thereby taking a position that should have gone to a real Indian. It reminds me of the government procurement set-asides for minority-owned business where some white guy gets a minority partner, phonies up the ownership of the business to make it look like they have a majority share and gets a contract intended for a black person. My prediction: She will have a VERY hard time defending this and will be out of the race in a month.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 5:28:05 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I think she sold Cigarettes under the name “Princess White Skank.”
22 posted on 05/01/2012 5:38:03 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Zakeet

That's funny, she doesn't look siouxish.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 5:38:23 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Little Miss Brass Balls agrees with you.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 5:41:41 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Zakeet
The Warren camp finally found evidence that her great-great-great grandmother on her mother's side was listed as Cherokee on her marriage certificate.

So Grannie Liz is like 1/32 Native American.

But that didn't stop Grannie Liz from claiming she was a Native American minority for "official purposes" . . . i.e., to give her social standing among the perpetually dyspeptic class.

Honestly, this is extremely shameful.

25 posted on 05/01/2012 5:44:19 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Zakeet

It looks like this ummm “woman” has used unfair advanatages all of her life. That is why she assumes others do it as well, like wealthy people and corporations.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 5:44:22 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: Zakeet
Oh, I'm sure Obama can lend her his "Birth Certificate Forgery Czar" for a week or two.
27 posted on 05/01/2012 5:45:12 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Zakeet
Maybe she came from Cheif Kirok's side of the tribe:


28 posted on 05/01/2012 5:46:23 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: Zakeet
Actually, she looks an awful like Mari Boine ~ a well known Sa'ami singer. The Cherokee and Delaware are understood to have a high incidence of a particular gene sequence ~ found in the Sa'ami, Fulbe, Yakuts and Berbers.

I think there is a question here, but her relationship may be the reverse of what she imagines.

29 posted on 05/01/2012 5:46:45 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Zakeet

I was born in the United States.....I’m a native American.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 5:47:29 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: laconic
Sounds like Prof. Warren was able to get ahead by claiming “minority” status, thereby taking a position that should have gone to a real Indian.

I don't think it's that so much as it makes her . . . at least in her mind/the liberal's mind . . . more "interesting" than just being a white broad. And plus, it gives her "cred." Liberal white people are ashamed of being white.

31 posted on 05/01/2012 5:49:10 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Zakeet

Heard this AM on Boston TV that a local geneologist discovered that her great great great grandmother was an Indian. This makes her 1/64 (?). Don’t know if this qualifies.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 5:49:41 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Graybeard58
The Dawes Rolls and a Blood Quantum control who is a Cherokee.

You actually can be a Cherokee but if your ancestors failed to get on the Dawes Rolls then you will never be enrolled in the tribe. Many South Central Indians identified as "MINGO" may well be Cherokee or Iroquois but not qualified for enrollment in either. NOTE: Historically both Cherokee and Iroquois groups leveed people out of tributary Mingo groups.

One interesting situation in today's world is that there has been so much intermarriage among and between Indian groups that you have 100% Indians who no longer qualify for the tribe into which they were born ~ so they've gotta' go through all the genealogical records to find out where they might qualify.

That can be a real problem when the tribes records are sealed (like the Iroquois).

33 posted on 05/01/2012 5:53:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: laconic

Yep, she is one scalped white woman walking.


34 posted on 05/01/2012 5:56:00 AM PDT by expat1000
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The real problem is that her claim mattered at all to her employment opportunities.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 5:59:34 AM PDT by vollmond (I'm an issues voter. If you're a Democrat, I've got issues.)
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To: CitizenUSA

-—I can see a lib taking a lot of pride in “minority” status, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she intended to play it for what it was worth.-—

Apparently her career took off at about the same time she claimed Indian heritage. Stay tuned.


36 posted on 05/01/2012 6:01:35 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: laconic

-—. My prediction: She will have a VERY hard time defending this...-—

Absolutely.

-—.... and will be out of the race in a month.-—

You don’t live in MA, do you? ;-)


37 posted on 05/01/2012 6:05:07 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: glorgau
Howie Carr referred to her as “Pocahontas Warren.”
38 posted on 05/01/2012 6:06:32 AM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: Zakeet

Leftists suffering from victim envy say the stupidest things.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 6:15:00 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: olepap

She was born in Oklahoma. That ain’t a Yankee.


40 posted on 05/01/2012 6:15:31 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: USS Alaska

When it comes to Indians it’s important to specify dot or feather.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT by xp38
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To: servo1969

“That’s funny, she doesn’t look siouxish.”

True, but she does look very shrewish.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 6:17:40 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Graybeard58

I worked for the Mashantucket Pequot tribe here in Connecticut. Their standard for tribal membership was 1/32. That’s about 3%


43 posted on 05/01/2012 6:18:13 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Graybeard58

Interestingly, I idly pursued my own “lore” to get a piece of the casino action years and years ago, but only briefly. Frankly, it’s about the only “entitlement” for American white people, since any American who’s been here a few generations can probably make a claim to being Indian...and at least it makes the race baiters shut up when you say, “Who are you calling white, paleface?”


44 posted on 05/01/2012 6:18:32 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: CitizenUSA

Ms. Warren went to law school in the ‘70s and they certainly were using affirmative action to get ahead then.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 6:22:17 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: servo1969

Be careful, she might sioux you right out of your moccasins.


46 posted on 05/01/2012 6:35:05 AM PDT by willyd (your credibility deficit is screwing up my bs meter...)
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To: muir_redwoods

That’s just the blood quantum. What do they do with member’s children of mixed race, that other race being Indian as well?


47 posted on 05/01/2012 6:40:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Zakeet

It is obvious that since she is a Harvard law professor she belongs to the ‘SUE’ tribe.


48 posted on 05/01/2012 6:53:58 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Liberal white people are ashamed of being white.

Oh yeah. I always tell them "we're ashamed you're white too" when debating on forums.

49 posted on 05/01/2012 6:57:58 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

If I go back far enough I am related to King Richard the Lionheart from his travels during the Crusades, and I would bet my claim is more solid than Warren’s. I wonder if I could get knighted.


50 posted on 05/01/2012 7:11:27 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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