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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Forked Tongue" - Cruel irony in Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee saga

"Forked Tongue" - Cruel irony in Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee saga.(LI).Throughout her career and political campaign, Elizabeth Warren has found victims everywhere she looked, including when she looked in the mirror and saw an alleged descendant of one of the most historically victimized groups, Native Americans. In what may be the ultimate and cruelest irony, not only is it unlikely that Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother was Cherokee, it turns out that Warren’s great-great-great grandfather was a member of a militia unit which participated in the round-up of the Cherokees in the prelude to the Trail of Tears. 
The evidence resulted from a tip provided by a Legal Insurrection reader to a genealogical compilation of militia members who allegedly participated in the removal of the Cherokees from Georgia. The list included the name Jonathan Crawford, who was the husband of O.C. Sarah Smith, the person the Warren campaign has identified as Warren’s great-great-great grandmother and allegedly Cherokee. Since confirming this genealogical information was outside my comfort zone, I forwarded the information to author and genealogist Michael Patrick Leahy, who already had written about and investigated Warren’s genealogy. Leahy reaches the conclusion, based on a variety of sources, that Jonathan Crawford was indeed a member of the militia which rounded up Cherokees in the prelude to the Trail of Tears. Leahy lays out the evidence supporting his conclusion in a post at, Elizabeth Warren Ancestor Rounded Up Cherokees for Trail of Tears: But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee—the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837. 
Why is this the ultimate and cruelest irony? Who Warren’s great-great-great grandparents were or what they did should be irrelevant, except that Warren has incorporated “lore” about those victimized ancestors into her own personal, professional and, now, political narratives.Where are we as of this writing? Warren’s Native American self-narrative has not held up to scrutiny, so far. Worse still, that narrative has revealed a cruel irony in the form of Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, who was a member of the militia which rounded up the Cherokees in the prelude to the Trail of Tears.Hmmm......I hope the Indian Nation go's after her with every legal tool to their disposal.Read the full story here.


  1. ok... first off... let me say there is no way in hell that I would ever vote for Elizabeth and her politically correct genetic wet dream. I would like to point out however that generally speaking those with the "Savage" blood in them are more likely to be their murderers. That is pretty much the rule with all colonial cultures. My son's grandmother also made the same statement to me about a decade ago. It is a common liberal white woman kind of thing to say... however... it happens to be very likely. You can often see the Native traits around their mouths. Elizabeth's face does lead me to believe that she's part Cherokee and I'd be surprised if I were wrong. It's the mouth... not what comes out of it. She really does appear to be part native. So you can hate me now... because I believe her story. But I still think it's disgusting that she started bragging about this stupid topic.

    1. Hi Noah.
      She doesn't meet the requirements to register as 'Native American', her whole way of acting was a fraud.
      I sincerely hope the Indian Nations go after her with every legal tool at their disposal.

      How to prove/claim Native American heritage on college applications?

      Answer: Definition and origins of Native Americans:

      Definition. As described in DoD Directive 1350.2 a Native-American or Alaskan Native is a person having origins in the original peoples of North America, AND who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition. (emphasis mine)

      There is no one contemporary majority definition that establishes a person’s identity as a Native-American. The Bureau of Census states that “anybody who claims to be a Native-American” is a Native-American. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which is the organization responsible for monitoring Indian affairs and issues, general definition to be a Native-American, you must:

      Be 1/4-1/2 Native-American blood at a minimum.

      Live on or near trust lands/reservations.

      Be on a tribal roll recognized by the federal government.

      Trace ancestry back three generations.

      Be approved by BIA officials.

      Enrollment in Native American heritage varies from tribe to tribe, but two requirements are the usual standard for claiming your tribe.
      First, you must be a descendent from someone listed on the tribe's base roll or be a descendent of someone married to a Native American on the base roll.
      Secondly, tribal residency or contact with your tribe are fairly common requirements


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