Skip to comments.Elizabeth Warren’s drop of Cherokee blood
Posted on 05/01/2012 6:00:14 PM PDT by Qbert
Yesterday I posted about how Elizabeth Warrens 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 Warrens Native American heritage amid questions about whether she used her minority status to further her career, the Harvard Law professors 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 Warrens total ancestry, noted genealogist Christopher Child said, referring to the candidates great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, who is listed on an Oklahoma marriage certificate as Cherokee. Smith is an ancestor on Warrens mothers 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 thats fine and dandy, but that doesnt 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 Warrens campaign.
How ironic that the new liberal lioness has resorted to counting drops of blood for her self-identification.
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.
So Obama is sixteen times more white than she is Indian
She 3% indian and 97% 1%er.
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....
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.
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)
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.
“Do we even know if that great-great-great-grandmother was “full-blooded” Cherokee?”
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.
“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.
Nevertheless...my 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.
She may be 1/32 Cherokee, but she’s 100% POS.
[Her Indian name is Spouting Bull]
More like Shitting Bull.
So do I, by my great-great-great grandmother. :-)