Elizabeth Warren’s story of racist grandparents disputed by Cherokee genealogist (mad squaw alert)
Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
Posted on 03/13/2018 11:00:31 PM PDT by Zakeet
Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought Sunday to bolster her shaky claims of Cherokee ancestry with the story of how her racist grandparents drove her parents to elope.
But Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes says that account has its own credibility issues.
Ms. Barnes, who said her research into Ms. Warren’s family found “no evidence” of Native American ancestry, has challenged key elements of the senator’s tale of how her parents, Pauline Reed and Donald Herring, defied his parents by running off to marry.
After Ms. Warren said in the Globe that her mother told her “nobody came to her wedding at all,” Ms. Barnes looked it up and found that her mother’s friend witnessed the ceremony, which was performed by a prominent Methodist clergyman, not a justice of the peace.
“This marriage does not look like an elopement. It looks very much like a Depression-era marriage ceremony instead,” said Ms. Barnes in an August 2012 post. “Sometimes people didn’t have a lot of money to spend on a wedding so they just obtained their license, got married and then went back home.”
She also found a detailed wedding announcement posted in the local newspaper in Wetumka, Oklahoma.
“If Ms. Warren’s parents eloped due to her mother being ‘Cherokee and Delaware’ and it was such a disgrace, why did they rush back to Wetumka the same day they were married and proudly announce it to everyone?” asked Ms. Barnes. “If there was shame associated with the marriage and it caused so many problems, why was it happily announced in the local paper?”
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: cherokee; credibility; elizabethwarren; genealogy; grandparents; massachusetts; scottbrown; slingingbull; twilabarnes; warren
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Me Cherokee princess name of Gray Beaver … me on warpath against bad Indian who look at White man’s records … me tell story about how squaw mother and buck father sneak-em off and get married … that make me Indian … bad Indian say me speak with forked tongue … bad squaw say me throw-em grand-buck and grand-squaw under buffalo stampede … bad Indian say me need to take DNA test … bad Indian no look at me high cheekbones … bad squaw no look at me Pow Wow Chow cookbook … bad Indian no think about me suckle papoose when me take law test … Freeper ignore-em bad Indian … Freeper no read article or make talk-talk on thread … Freeper leave Cherokee princess alone … Freeper no more call me Pocahontas … that bad medicine … !!
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Thanks Zakeet. Warren’s just a liar.
Dang! If I had only known to get some free education while I was under my false impression.
“squaw” has evolved into a pejorative epithet about female genitalia. Qx didn’t realize that after 15 years overseas and got into big trouble thinking he was making a warm and culturally sensitive compliment to a group of Dineh women.
Living languages can be so fun … or not, depending.
yeah – I had always heard rumors about American Indian blood in my family. Turns out from what I’ve found that one of my ancestors had a hunting accident and blew off his arm with a shotgun. An American Indian found him and rendered assistance. So later – though I have yet to gain proof – he middle named one of his sons after the assisting Indian.
I do know my ancestor lost his arm as I have a photo from later in life. I just haven’t been able to obtain all the birth certs with middle names to prove that the naming happened as described.
Things pass through generations with little proof and everyone thinks they understand when they don’t have the full story.
She lookem’ Crazy Hoarse – yes I did that on purpose and yes I actually have American Indians in my lineage – but not enough, I don’t think.
Does it count if family lore says an ancestor was raped by Saracen cavalry, east of Vienna, in the 15th century??
Looks like Fauxcahonatas was a member of the Running Bullpoop tribe.
Natives have never liked or appreciated the term squaw. It was perkirative from the beginning. It was a term used in a derisive manner….Never woman or wife or daughter….always squaw.
Don’t mess with the Dineh
Navahos hold squaw dances.
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