I been following the Elizabeth Warren claim of Cherokee heritage story for almost a month now and some poor mistreated readers are starting to cry out not for justice or accountability but rather in a high-pitched whinny voice of “Oh woe is me! When will Warren and her story just go away?” Until now I was under the impression that all of the articles were about the Cherokees, their grievance with Elizabeth Warren’s story telling and her inability to digest the truth of her lineage when it was laid before her in the form of documentation — which included birth certificates, marriage licenses and Cherokee membership rolls.
Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren is a group of authentic Cherokees and descendants devoted to sharing the truth about our history. Our mission is to help people understand what a real Cherokee is and to show why Elizabeth Warren claiming to be Cherokee without proof is harmful and offensive to us.
The group has also mentioned that they want an apology from Elizabeth Warren for falsely claiming Cherokee heritage.
To this point, in the story, I have not read any quotes from any of Elizabeth Warren’s four brothers or her aunts and uncles confirming there was family lore citing a Cherokee heritage connection to the Pauline née Reed (Warren’s mother) side of the family. So far it’s just Elizabeth Warren’s story of her family lore. Just like the seeds of the dandelion Warren’s story is blowing in the wind looking for solid ground.
No communications issued by Ms Warren or her campaign committee have been posted on the Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren site — even though they have reached out to her.
The story continues to unfold. With a personal say-so — it would appear — anyone can check any box other than Caucasian and lay claim to affirmative action goodies and anyone can claim Native American heritage whether it’s true or not.
The group members who support the movement and site, Legal Insurrection and Michael Patrick Leahy probably have more to do with the continuation of the story than does the affirmative action aspect of it.
An adult — you would think even a politician — might want to discuss the grievance, find common ground and explore ways to discover the truth.
If this is any indicator of Warren’s ability to reach across the aisle to come to a consensus with the opposition then I would have to say that she has failed to show leadership skills and bipartisanship even before the election is held.
How would her behavior change if she were to be elected as the next Senator of MA?
- Cherokees hammer Elizabeth Warren on ancestry claim ahead of Mass. party … – Christian Science Monitor (csmonitor.com)
- Cherokee Genealogist Twyla Barnes: Warren Should Tell The Truth And Apologize (aboriginalpress.wordpress.com)
- Audio: Cherokee genealogist says it’s time for Elizabeth Warren to come clean (hotair.com)