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Elizabeth Warren’s drop of Cherokee blood
Legal Insurrection ^ | May 1, 2012 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 05/01/2012 6:00:14 PM PDT by Qbert

Yesterday I posted about how Elizabeth Warren’s campaign acknowledged that she self-identified as Native American on forms she filled out for the Association of American Law Schools in the mid-1980s through 1994, but that she still was searching for the genealogical evidence to support her claim.

According to the Boston Herald (added- Cover here)(h/t Instapundit) Warren found the proof last night, in the form of her great-great-great grandmother being Cherokee:

Desperately scrambling to validate Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage amid questions about whether she used her minority status to further her career, the Harvard Law professor’s campaign last night finally came up with what they claim is a Cherokee connection — her great-great-great-grandmother.

“She would be 1⁄32nd of Elizabeth Warren’s total ancestry,” noted genealogist Christopher Child said, referring to the candidate’s great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, who is listed on an Oklahoma marriage certificate as Cherokee. Smith is an ancestor on Warren’s mother’s side, Child said.

The controversy will not be over, as further reported by the Herald:

Suzan Shown Harjo, a former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, expressed outrage yesterday after learning that Warren had identified herself as a Native American on law school records without documentation.

“If you believe you are these things then that’s fine and dandy, but that doesn’t give you the right to claim yourself as Native American,” said Harjo, who said Warren might have taken a job another Native American could have received.

On what basis does someone who is 1/32nd of anything claim that 1/32nd as ethnicity or race for any purpose?  And is it believable that Warren had no purpose in claiming Native American status when she was building her career in a field which desperately sought minority, and particularly Native American, members.

The issue, though, is larger than Warren personally and goes to the ethos of Warren’s campaign.

How ironic that the new liberal lioness has resorted to counting drops of blood for her self-identification.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: cherokee; elizabethwarren; greatgreatgreatgrand; massachusetts; scottbrown
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To: JimSEA

We don’t even know what kind of native American my great grandfather was. He died when my grandmother was young. He was from Kentucky and there are still a bunch of folks there with his last name so we may be able to track it. No one has ever tried very hard.

21 posted on 05/01/2012 7:07:42 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Qbert

So Obama is sixteen times more white than she is Indian

22 posted on 05/01/2012 7:19:28 PM PDT by 12chachacha
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To: Qbert

That’s funny.

She 3% indian and 97% 1%er.

23 posted on 05/01/2012 7:26:30 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: sheana

My wife is 1/16th Mohawk, fully matrilineally, which she once mentioned qualifies her as a tribal member by their reckoning (plus our daughter).

Then again, when she gets a nosebleed she’s out of the tribe....

24 posted on 05/01/2012 7:30:19 PM PDT by mikrofon (How .... interesting)
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To: Qbert
At some colleges proving one has Native American ancestry up to 1/64th qualifies for a Native American scholarship. I checked into it for a friend once. Some colleges have scholarships for Native Americans that go unclaimed yearly.
25 posted on 05/01/2012 7:30:51 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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26 posted on 05/01/2012 7:35:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (
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To: All

27 posted on 05/01/2012 7:36:51 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA)...before there is no America!)
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To: JimSEA
This is really funny in our race obsessed culture.

Yep. It's way past time to stop this crap and go back to MLK talking about quality of character as opposed to color of skin.

From what I can see, this Warren person is a 'fail' on the character issue. It makes no difference who her g-g-g grandmother was. She's a pretender.

28 posted on 05/01/2012 7:41:54 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: dead
How dare you suggest that Giovanni Buffalo Mozzarella is not a true Native American!

Not only that, he cared about our Mother Earth as part of his Native American religion, non hai capito? His mother was, btw, famous for her three-meat meatballs, (Antelope, Bear, and Deer)

29 posted on 05/01/2012 7:47:30 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Qbert

Probably millions of those of us descended from Americans of many generations are part Cherokee. ...more injun in me than her, but I don’t try to use it to get money. People should give up obsessions with ethnicity other than classic American identity.

30 posted on 05/01/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“Do we even know if that great-great-great-grandmother was “full-blooded” Cherokee?”

Good point.

31 posted on 05/01/2012 8:27:11 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Tiger Woods has 4 times as much Native American blood as does Warren, and Bruce Lee had eight times as much German blood, as she does Native American.

32 posted on 05/01/2012 8:52:30 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: muawiyah

“Or, she might have been a gypsy ~ or a mulatto ~ or whatever.”

Elizabeth Warren might be a “black” Caucasian. We know for sure she’s a stinking DemoRAT.

33 posted on 05/01/2012 9:06:23 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: vetvetdoug
I am of some Potawatomi blood. It's said my great grandfather was a full blood...but told all his kids to not claim Indian blood. grandmother and her siblings...all "look" Indian. My mom "looks" Indian too...I do not...nor do my kids.

But we are all enrolled Potawatomi's....Both my kids took advantage of college monies from our tribe. It helped out a lot.


34 posted on 05/01/2012 9:32:37 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Qbert

She may be 1/32 Cherokee, but she’s 100% POS.

35 posted on 05/01/2012 11:13:01 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: muir_redwoods

[Her Indian name is Spouting Bull]

More like Shitting Bull.

36 posted on 05/01/2012 11:20:49 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: susannah59
This is interesting, because I have exactly the same percentage Cherokee ancestry as Elizabeth Warren. a

So do I, by my great-great-great grandmother. :-)

37 posted on 05/02/2012 3:55:22 AM PDT by alnick
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