Thursday, October 4, 2018

Can't Support An Elizabeth Warren Presidency While She Appropriates Cherokee Identity

A very complete detailing here by Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee) of WHY cultural appropriating Sen.  Elizabeth Warren shouldn't have Native American support for her Presidential run.

Some reports say that Warren is 1/32 Native American through her great-great-great-grandmother, who was described as Cherokee on her marriage license application. But the original application and marriage license have never been found to corroborate this story told in Warren’s family.
Her family history is not a mystery; her genealogy has been traced back to before the Trail of Tears to Revolutionary America, and no evidence of Native ancestry has been found. Her family is completely absent from over 45 records and rolls of Cherokee people from 1817 to 1914. In the same period, before Cherokees were citizens, her relatives appear in multiple U.S. censuses as white. OP:Twila Barnes did a masterful job on Warren's genealogy

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