Audio: Cherokee genealogist says it’s time for Elizabeth Warren to come clean
posted at 8:58 pm on May 16, 2012 by Allahpundit
Via William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection, who’s owned this story along with the Breitbart team. Her name is Twila Barnes, she’s 7/32 Cherokee, and she just dropped a truth bomb on the Democrats’ favorite non-minority “minority”:
You see, Ms. Warren, some of us have independently done our own research and we know you have no documentation supporting your claim of Cherokee ancestry.* We wonder why you believe you have the right to claim Cherokee ancestry and to call yourself a Native American when you have no evidence to support your claim. While you cling to a family story and the inaccurate report that ONE document was found that supports your claim, we real Cherokees understand that those things mean nothing. You see, we Cherokees have lots and lots and lots of documentation supporting our claims of our ancestry. Our Cherokee ancestors are found on every roll of the Cherokee Nation (30+ rolls!) dating back to before the removal and in all sorts of other documentation, including but not limited to claims against the US government for lost property; the Moravian missionary records; ration lists before and after the forced removal, etc…yet your ancestors are found in NONE of those records…
Of course, you say you only “checked the box” in an attempt to meet others like you, but that doesn’t make sense. If one is claiming to be Cherokee and wants to meet other Cherokees, they don’t “check a box” on a job application or in a directory for their profession! They go to where Cherokees are…
*Note – Several people who are experienced researchers in Cherokee genealogy have been working together exploring Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry. They have uncovered many documents that, combined, paint a very clear picture that Warren descends from white people who had no connection whatsoever to the Cherokee Nation. These documents will be posted soon.
At this point she really would be better off calling a presser and putting this thing to bed by acknowledging that she has no proof of her ancestry. She could profess innocence: “My parents told me I was part Cherokee, they had no reason to lie, but I realize I should have confirmed the oral history with documentary evidence before listing it in a professional guide.” She’s held off on doing that because she needs to stand firm to impress the left when those darned wingnuts are in attack mode, but now that she has bona fide Cherokee taking her to task for claiming their heritage without proof, she’s facing a far more politically sympathetic antagonist. Says Larry Sabato, “It’s glued to her now. This is going to be with her throughout the campaign… I don’t know how it goes away when you have so many unanswered questions.” I think it’ll go away, more or less, if she does what I’ve suggested. We’ll still goof on her for it but the daily drip-drip-drip will at least be over for undecided voters in Massachusetts.
Here’s Barnes on with Howie Carr earlier today. Click the image to listen.