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Native American group: Elizabeth Warren ‘better be able to defend’ ancestry claim
The Daily Caller ^

Posted on 05/01/2012 6:31:59 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Native American group: Elizabeth Warren ‘better be able to defend’ ancestry claim 11:39 PM 04/30/2012

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.”

Ramirez said anyone who claims in writing to be a Native American should have some sort of supporting documentation. “If you’re a member of a federally recognized tribe, then that means you would have a tribal enrollment number,” he said. (RELATED: Warren campaign says it’s digging up evidence of Native American heritage to satisfy the press)

“If you just heard it from family members,” Ramirez added, ”and really have no documentation, I guess it’s best not to ever put that down.”

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Hee, hee.......
1 posted on 05/01/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, pass the popcorn.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 6:35:26 AM PDT by wbill
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4 posted on 05/01/2012 6:35:51 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: harwood

White woman speak with forked tongue.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 6:37:26 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: donhunt

Should be easy to prove these days. I understand they have DNA test to prove it.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 6:40:25 AM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t get it....

Elizabeth Warren, whose great great grandmother said her father was Indian, is considered Native American.

But George Zimmerman, who is 50 percent Hispanic, is “white.”

It must be that Chicago Math.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 6:45:23 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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But George Zimmerman, who is 50 percent Hispanic, is “white.”

Well played, Sir. Well played.

8 posted on 05/01/2012 6:51:45 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: MPJackal
Should be easy to prove these days. I understand they have DNA test to prove it.

My understanding about current DNA is the following:

The most accurate DNA test today only works for about four generations so that would be useless in this case.

It is possible, with a lot of reservations (no pun intended), to link one to a racial group but the accuracy and the specificity of the group dramatically drop off as one goes back in time.

You would need to test Warren to many of the current tribe in order to find an actual match which is statistical significant.

That said my wife's oral tradition says she is related to Belle Star because her fifth great-grandmother was named Belle (much like Hillary Clinton claiming she was named after the first climber of Mt. Everest years before he did it). Oral traditions are mostly myths. Interesting but generally not true. I have done genealogy for the last 40 years and have been able to disprove all but one of the several dozen oral traditions in our families. The one that is true is she is related to Davy Crockett.

9 posted on 05/01/2012 7:00:46 AM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Sub-Driver

From what I hear, Granny’s part Fakowee Indian. Their famous greating is, “How, we’re the Fakowee.”


10 posted on 05/01/2012 7:06:51 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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Foul Elizabeth! You must be at the very least 25 percent Indian from any Tribe to claim Indian heritage. A Great Great Grandmother who’s father was Indian would only give you miniscule Native American blood. My Great Grandmother was 100% Seminole Indian which makes me only 1/8th.

Next...


11 posted on 05/01/2012 7:07:35 AM PDT by poobear
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She’s no more Indian than John Kerry was Irish for all those years before he was French.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 7:18:33 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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