Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren falsely claimed she was 1/32nd Cherokee on a college application. As usual, the left has let this lie slide. Now it is being revealed that a Warren ancestor was actually an enforcer of the Trail of Tears, which displaced 4,000 Cherokee Indians in the late 1830’s.
From Conservative Tribune:
Warren has referred to an 1894 Oklahoma Territory marriage license application by her great-great-great uncle William J. Crawford which supposedly indicated that his mother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, Warren’s great-great-great grandmother, was Cherokee.
Leahy pointed out that there was no evidence to support the claim that O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford was indeed Cherokee. As a matter of fact, she was listed as “white” in the 1860 census.
Crawford served in the East Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteer Militia commanded by Brigadier General R. G. Dunlap from late 1835 to late 1836. Crawford was a member of Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion, which was responsible for removing Cherokee families from their land in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, driving them into specially designated “Indian territory,” according to Leahy.
History.com reported that almost 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, which their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations.
Leahy stated that O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford never claimed Cherokee heritage. Neither Jonathan Crawford nor any of their seven children did, either.
More on Warren, via Politifact:
Elizabeth Warren might never live down the charge of falsely claiming Native American roots. The controversy emerged during the Democrat’s successful Senate run in Massachusetts in 2012, and it continues to dog her.
In the throes of the 2016 presidential race, then-candidate Donald Trump tagged her with the nickname Pocahontas, and he has trotted it out virtually every chance he gets — even at a White House ceremony to recognize Native American soldiers who fought in some of the fiercest battles of World War II.
Warren’s central offense dates back to the mid 1980s, when she first formally notified law school administrators that her family tree includes Native Americans. Warren said she grew up with family stories about both grandparents on her mother’s side having some Cherokee or Delaware blood.
How about them apples? Warren lies and lies and lies, and yet she’s still considered somewhat of a frontrunner for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020. Pathetic!