Report: Elizabeth Warren’s ancestor may have … rounded up Cherokee for Trail of Tears

posted at 4:01 pm on May 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

Out: Elizabeth Warren, Native American. In: Elizabeth Warren, Jacksonian Democrat.

Man, in hindsight it’s a good thing she didn’t attend the annual Harvard Powwow yesterday after all, huh? Awwwk-ward.

As I pointed out in my article here on Sunday, no evidence supports this claim [that her great-great-great grandmother was Cherokee]. O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as “white” in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof. (Note, the actual 1894 marriage license makes no claim of Cherokee ancestry.)

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.

This new information about Ms. Warren’s true heritage came as a direct result of a lead provided to me by William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection, who in turn had received the information from one of his readers. Jacobson, who has questioned Warren’s explanation for her law faculty listing, calls this discovery “the ultimate and cruelest irony” of the Warren Cherokee saga.

Follow the link to Breitbart.com for background. All that’s left now is the inevitable revelation that Scott Brown is part Cherokee and that his ancestors were rounded by Warren’s and this narrative will be wrapped up in a pretty little bow.

Speaking of Brown, this afternoon his team called on Warren to release her law-school applications and personnel files to prove that she never used her alleged Native American identity to gain a hiring advantage. That’s the lingering mystery in all this, of course. For someone who was so dogged about claiming minority status — nine years in a row in those faculty listings, remember — supposedly in order to make friends with “people who are like I am,” she seems to have been curiously passive about making friends with Native Americans who were right in front of her. Case in point: The executive director of Harvard University’s Native American Program told Team Breitbart yesterday that she can’t remember Warren ever having participated in program events. Go figure. Maybe if they’d invited Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to campus and charged $5,000 a head for her campaign, she might have showed up.

The latest poll? All even at 45.


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even fairly liberal feminists in MA are having at her. they all ignored her big insurance connections but no way they can ignore her race follies-because that’s the struggle that’s nearest and dearest to their hearts and their guilt stained consciences.

in Ma we have an ugly history of putting up with/re-electing the worst male pieces of filth to office perpetually no matter what they have done while not tolerating or voting for democrat women guilty of far lesser lapses in character. hence martha coakley ( a malicious democrat hack if ever there was one but not atypical of MA liberals) lost out to senator eye candy. a male AG of her ilk might just have been elected. the hideous toads here won’t tolerate such failings in women. think of it as the bluest state’s war on women. it’s bros before hos always.

mittens on May 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Q: Ms. Warren, is it true your ancestors forced Cherokee Indians on their Trail of Tears, AND that they took their slaves along as PROPERTY? Are you still for slavery?

originalpechanga on May 8, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Is it true, Princess Little Big Lie?

petefrt on May 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

She is toast. Could not see this coming? Duh! We do not want her in the Senate – ever.

Amazingoly on May 8, 2012 at 8:29 PM

My husband is from Massachusetts, and his whole family. They aren’t from there, migrated from Indiana.

My mother-in-law, she voted for Al Gore. She told me she really liked John Edwards, thought he was a very impressive young man. She voted for John Kerry for Prez and over and over for senator. Thought he was a bit snooty but considered him very intelligent.

Last election she voted for Obama, said he seemed like such a nice young man and he had such adorable daughters.

Gotta be something in the air in that state.

patfish on May 8, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Ms. Warren.
Spreading Bull, indeed.

Yiwen on May 8, 2012 at 8:37 PM

It’s lucky she didn’t pull out a pair of her GGGGrannies moccasins for proof, they would probably turn out to be a pair of squaw tit tobacco pouches.

BL@KBIRD on May 8, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I normally try not to get personally involved – after all politicians will be politicians. But this woman is just very easy to dislike on a personal level. It really comes very naturally.

stout77 on May 8, 2012 at 9:11 PM

BL@KBIRD on May 8, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Harold Robbins fan? :-)

coldwarrior on May 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Oh Elizabeth.

From half-breed to fighting off….reparations.

KirknBurker on May 8, 2012 at 9:14 PM

All that’s left now is the inevitable revelation that Scott Brown is part Cherokee and that his ancestors were rounded by Warren’s and this narrative will be wrapped up in a pretty little bow.

Classic.

rogaineguy on May 8, 2012 at 9:31 PM

G-G-G-Grandpaw was one o’ them high-cheekboned Tennessee militiamen.

curved space on May 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Let us not forget that barck obamas ancestors in kenya were likely slavers themselves, loading up the outbound boats.

just sayin

kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

There’s one very unhappy teepee tonight. Spend much wampum, lose on lie.

jan3 on May 8, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Wow. This has to be the biggest exploding political cigar I’ve ever seen.

portlandon on May 8, 2012 at 4:03 PM

.
Y E S ! : )

listens2glenn on May 8, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Let us not forget that barck obamas ancestors in kenya were likely slavers themselves, loading up the outbound boats.

just sayin

kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

.
That’s a great point. I’m not sure where to begin an investigation of that kind of thing, but I’m sure someone does.

listens2glenn on May 8, 2012 at 10:13 PM

kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

listens2glenn on May 8, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Back in the day, when dashiki’s and puffed out Afro’s were the rage on campus…any campus that wanted to get cred in the Black community started a Swahili program. Swahili, the language developed by the Arabs to communicate with coastal East African tribes to facilitate slave trade.

Just have to find out if O’s parentage spoke Swahili as a primary language back in the day.

coldwarrior on May 8, 2012 at 10:20 PM

@listens2glenn…look no further, it’s a longish read but well worth it

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_slavery.html

the best bits are near the end so be sure to read it all!

kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 10:23 PM

kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Nice work.

Fast, too.

Obama Swahili for Osama.

There’s a chuckle in there somewhere. :-)

coldwarrior on May 8, 2012 at 10:29 PM

practically, not so very funny coldwarrior tho there is a certain kinda irony…begging for a good punchline

kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 10:48 PM

The latest poll? All even at 45.

Really? Really? Are the voters in MA this brain dead? They are so devoted to that (D) designation that it just doesn’t matter what the perp has done?

AZfederalist on May 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Let us not forget that barck obamas ancestors in kenya were likely slavers themselves, loading up the outbound boats.

just sayin

kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

If there is some way to document that, it would be helpful to create an ad something like

“Obama’s ancestors sold your ancestors into slavery in the United States. Now Obama is selling you into slavery to China.”

and run it over and over in the black community.

talkingpoints on May 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

That picture is priceless, especially with the caption.

RINO in Name Only on May 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM

@talkingpoints…follow the link
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_slavery.html

kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

to black America – Obamas ancestors sold your ancestors into slavery. nuff said

kellyjane on May 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I think it’s time for Warren to move to Roanoke.

CROATOAN

profitsbeard on May 9, 2012 at 12:14 AM

now obama is selling America into slavery

kellyjane on May 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

how long before she claims no ancestry to this person and invokes her composite ancestor instead?

ted c on May 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM

wow. read the story over at Breitbart. They have her great great grandfather down pretty pat. His commander, BN commander and even company commander’s names, unit designations and actions.

gig is up! the news is out.

ted c on May 9, 2012 at 12:48 AM

retard’s hoist on her own petard.

rayra on May 9, 2012 at 1:20 AM

herded them into government-built stockades

Progressive wet dream.

Kenosha Kid on May 9, 2012 at 3:25 AM

That is one ugly old woman. High cheekbones, though…

Jaibones on May 9, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Look at it this way, if she loses, she can always open a casino….

Don L on May 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM

The latest poll? All even at 45.
Really? Really? Are the voters in MA this brain dead? They are so devoted to that (D) designation that it just doesn’t matter what the perp has done?

AZfederalist on May 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM

See: Ted Kennedy/Mary Jo…

Yes, they ARE that braindead in the Commonwealth…

Khun Joe on May 9, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Too funny. The Herald reports Warren is desperately trying to wave this off as “politics as usual” and that it’s all Scott Browns fault:

Seriously:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view/20220509liz_brushes_off_trail_of_tears_report/srvc=home&position=4

Elizabeth Warren waved off reports yesterday that an ancestor helped round up Cherokees in the infamous “Trail of Tears,” as well as demands from U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to prove she never claimed her Native American heritage to further her career — dismissing the developments as “politics as usual.”

“I think what this is about is Scott Brown trying to change the subject,” said Warren at a Brighton event last night.

and

Democrats tried to turn the tables on the Brown campaign last night, saying they plan to file an ethics complaint against him today, accusing him of filming his recent half-court basketball shot on the taxpayers’ dime.

They may want to back off from that. One shot, half court, all net. Just sayin…

Warren also refuses to release her employment records. She did lie. She cannot go anywhere without this subject coming up.

BTW even if an employer seeks you out, they always have you fill out an employment application form, an I9, a W4 and insurance forms. At least all my Mass employers do.

dogsoldier on May 9, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Speaking of Brown, this afternoon his team called on Warren to release her law-school applications and personnel files to prove that she never used her alleged Native American identity to gain a hiring advantage.

You know how much indian ancestry if Elizabeth Warren (1/32 Cherokee) had a child with Ward Churchill (1/16 Creek and Cherokee)? Zero percent! Two liberal academics who got caught trying to seek hiring preferences based on bogus claims of minority status.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 7:43 AM

The Herald reports Warren is desperately trying to wave this off as “politics as usual”

Warren is right. When you catch a candidate in an outright lie, there is a public responsibility to vet the issue. There is nothing unseemly about demanding Warren prove she did not seek hiring preference based on a made-up ethnic background. Demanding she release her employment records is fair game after she self-identified herself as native American in the Harvard faculty directory for nine years. The high cheekbones and wanted to make friends excuses are simply lame.

Bottom line, that Scott Brown is even competitive in Mass. shows what a bad choice the Dems made when they opted to go with an unvetted darling of Obama and the liberals.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Yes. He out performed the favored candidate last time as well, and Marcia didn’t have a dead skunk hanging around her neck.

dogsoldier on May 9, 2012 at 8:20 AM

shows what a bad choice the Dems made when they opted to go with an unvetted darling of Obama and the liberals.

Happy Nomad on May 9, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Add Princess Laughing Stock to the list with Shannon O’Brien and Martha Coakley. If she loses I’m sensing a trend, MA apparently does not care for entitled liberal women. Hmmmmmm…….

roy_batty on May 9, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Democrats tried to turn the tables on the Brown campaign last night, saying they plan to file an ethics complaint against him today, accusing him of filming his recent half-court basketball shot on the taxpayers’ dime.

They may want to back off from that. One shot, half court, all net. Just sayin…

dogsoldier on May 9, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Circular firing squad begins, “Ready, Aim, Fire!”

roy_batty on May 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

“Squaw speak with forked tongue.”

Akzed on May 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Just shaking my head. This whack job leftist is even too whack job for Massachusetts! And that’s saying something given this is the state that kept Uncle Teddy in the Senate for generations.

PorchDawg on May 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Notice, too, that Preezy Still Evolving hasn’t made any comments on EW or anything about her supposed NA status. DISTANCE, his middle name. Liz Weihl certainly stood up for EW last night on BOR, passing on the same lie about the ggggm.

Kissmygrits on May 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM

While you are getting those records from Harvard about Warren’s employment(“…release her law-school applications and personnel files…”), please get the application and grades for B H Obama. Harvard is so transparent and forthcoming when it comes to these matters that it should be no problem at all in both these quests.

Pardonme on May 9, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Circular firing squad begins, “Ready, Aim, Fire!”

roy_batty on May 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

The really funny part of this is, they just cannot see what they are stepping in…

dogsoldier on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Pardonme on May 9, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Warren tells Brown, in the article, to get the records from her employer, but legally only she can make them public. Harvard can’t legally make her employment records available.

dogsoldier on May 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

HA HA!

/nelson muntz

Ward Cleaver on May 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

So she’s a fake Indian AND she has a boatload of white guilt – the ultimate libtard.

dentarthurdent on May 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Boston’s inimitable Howie Carr is back from his hernia operation, and checks in on this issue:

The problem the elites have understanding the power of this story is simple. They’ve never been passed over for a job they were qualified for because of some allegedly disadvantaged person who wasn’t.

Nobody ever leapfrogged over a moonbat’s kids into a good school because of the racial spoils system. As Michael Barone put it yesterday, the upper classes have no comprehension of the “rottenness” of this system. (And even if they did, it would be un-PC to bring it up).

-snip-

Liberals are all for affirmative action … in the police and fire departments, because they know their kids won’t be working there.

-snip-

The racial spoils system doesn’t reduce the number of legacies in the freshman class, but it damn sure decimates the population of working-class whites and Asians. It’s as if the old white-shoe outfits have dusted off their old “No Irish Need Apply” signs. Only now they say, “Celebrate Diversity.”

Granny’s fellow multimillionaire academics may pooh-pooh it this summer on the Vineyard, but this is going to be a problem for Pinnochio-hantas. Nobody who ever lost out, or thinks they lost out, on a good school or job because somebody played the racial trump card on them is ever going to vote for that person. Especially if they know the card was a joker, and that it was up her sleeve.

Del Dolemonte on May 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Another post was there and disappeared. What’s going on with this site?

dentarthurdent on May 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

And all gone again. Last time I posted, all other prior posts magically appeared again – then disappeared when I came back to this thread. Last post showing right now is from 8:20 AM. Something is wrong with the HA system today.

dentarthurdent on May 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Let us not forget that barck obamas ancestors in kenya were likely slavers themselves, loading up the outbound boats.
just sayin kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I wonder if they knew Kunta Kinte.

Akzed on May 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM

And all gone again. Last time I posted, all other prior posts magically appeared again – then disappeared when I came back to this thread. Last post showing right now is from 8:20 AM. Something is wrong with the HA system today. dentarthurdent on May 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

It’s probably your computer. Try this: unplug it, then leave the house.

Akzed on May 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Be sure your lies will find you out.

The lies you tell today could burn your butt 30 years down the line.

Don’t lie.

Easy?

Of course, if you don’t lie, you may not get into the Senate, either. Birds of a feather flock together.

cane_loader on May 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_slavery.html
the best bits are near the end so be sure to read it all!

kellyjane on May 8, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Wow. I had never read this before…

…The ignorance about the history behind Obama’s names is the root of why he can achieve such an impact. Obama represents the chance to help heal the curse of slavery in America by revealing its complete history. He is a descendant of a white woman who had slave owners in her ancestry. His African father descended from those who enslaved the Africans. Obama is descended from slave owners and slave traders, but he does not have a single drop of slave blood in him.

Since race trumps all, everyone sees him as being representative of America’s slave descendants. It becomes true simply because in a race/culture-obsessed society, some want it to be true. Obama’s slave ancestry is a fiction and not reality.

So Obama is half enslaver, by ancestry, and half slave, by choice. He is the most uniquely positioned to tell the truth, the complete truth about Islam, Africa, America and slavery…

Fallon on May 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Come on – it is just the discovery of a new group identity: “Liberal White Women Who Wish They Were of an Indigenous People background.” They need protecting and special treatment, too. No justice, No peace pipe.

She is merely channeling Barack Obama: “If I had an Indigenous People great-great-great-grandmother, she would look like me…with high cheekbones.”

in_awe on May 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Funniest headline I’ve read all day.

EddieC on May 9, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Can we get some real news please?

racquetballer on May 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM

By liberal logic…. doesn’t this mean that she is guilty herself? I thought that is how it works, right? I mean if I am a racist slave-owner since my ancestors were racist slave-owners, then the same applies here, right?

jeffn21 on May 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as “white” in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof.

The whole “high Cheekbone” thing is funny. And can simply be explained as Germans have been known to have high cheekbones as well. My guess would be Swedes do too since they have a common ancestry with Germans.

It seems like just yesterday that she was speaking and the libs went crazy for her speech on how everyone relies on the govt and should pay huge taxes. Now she has been caught lying and cheating. Funny how things can change so quickly.

jeffn21 on May 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

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