We have researched Ms. Warrens ancestry in the line she claims to be Cherokee through, as well as researched the collateral lines connected to that family. There is absolutely no indication of her having anything other than Caucasian ancestors. Though Ms. Warrens ancestors did move into the areas that later became Oklahoma, they arrived at the same time many other non-Indian families arrived when the land was going to be opened up and they thought they could get free or cheap land from the Indians. Ms. Warrens ancestors were not Cherokees and neither is she. We, as Cherokees, cannot allow Ms. Warren to continue on with her false claims. If we allow someone as high profile as her to get away with it, then everyone else will expect a free pass as well.
I want to hear her answer when somebody asks:
Did your adult children use the Native American designation on applications for college, grad school, scholarships, and employment?