Elizabeth Warren's story of racist grandparents disputed by Cherokee genealogist (mad squaw alert)

Elizabeth Warren’s story of racist grandparents disputed by Cherokee genealogist (mad squaw alert)

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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?”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com

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 … !!

1 posted on 03/13/2018 11:00:31 PM PDT by Zakeet

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; …

Thanks Zakeet. Warren’s just a liar.

2 posted on 03/13/2018 11:13:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)

To: Zakeet

When I was a little kid, my mother showed me a picture of my great-grandmother. It was a few months before she died and she had bandages on her legs and on her head. My mother said she looked like an Indian squaw and with my young impressionable mind I assumed that I too had Indian blood in me for the better part of 40 years, until I dug into our family history and asked my mom about my great-grandmother, the Indian squaw. She told me she was from Slovakia having arrived in 1914. I gotta admit I felt a little sad knowing that I wasn’t the least bit Indian. And my recent Ancestry DNA test proves it.

Dang! If I had only known to get some free education while I was under my false impression.

3 posted on 03/13/2018 11:24:23 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)

To: SunkenCiv


“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.

4 posted on 03/13/2018 11:32:07 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T’s e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)

To: Slyfox

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.

5 posted on 03/13/2018 11:36:34 PM PDT by reed13k

To: Zakeet

6 posted on 03/13/2018 11:45:15 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service … #ReleaseTheMemo)

To: Zakeet

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.

7 posted on 03/13/2018 11:46:52 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 … as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ……)

To: Zakeet

Does it count if family lore says an ancestor was raped by Saracen cavalry, east of Vienna, in the 15th century??

8 posted on 03/14/2018 12:34:55 AM PDT by jonascord (First rule of the Dunning-Kruger Club is that you do not know you are in the Dunning-Kruger club.)

To: Zakeet

Looks like Fauxcahonatas was a member of the Running Bullpoop tribe.

9 posted on 03/14/2018 12:38:18 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)

To: JockoManning

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

10 posted on 03/14/2018 12:46:34 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)

To: Nifster

Navahos hold squaw dances.

11 posted on 03/14/2018 12:59:18 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Due to the high price of ammo, no warning shot will be fired.)

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