DNA in Trumpland: Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Dance

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Tsosie says she doesn't fault people for being curious about their family tree, but she emphasizes that this is a complex issue for Native American tribes.

"Trump also claimed Tuesday that Harvard, where Warren has taught law, called her "a person of color" (amazing con), and would not have taken her otherwise!"

Meaning that Elizabeth Warren's DNA results show that the Democrat's Native American ancestry is roughly the same as that of the average white American and may be less. In fact, based on Bustamante's anlysis, Warren is between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American. But Warren's ancestry claims have critics on her own left-progressive side, too.

Warren released the results just ahead of the midterm elections to refute taunts from President Donald Trump and her Senate challengers, the Boston Globe reported.

His third tweet thanked the Cherokee Nation rebuking Warren's DNA test.

Warren deemed such comments "creepy", and part of the Trump method of responding to "women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself". "She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American", he tweeted."Now Cherokee Nation denies her". She insists that she never benefited from it, and that she did it in hopes of networking with others who have Native American roots. An 1894 document previously unearthed by the New England Genealogical Society suggested Warren's great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partially Native American, making the senator as much as 1/32nd Native American. "Senator Elizabeth Warren does not claim to be a citizen of any tribal nation, and she is not a citizen of the Eastern Band", Eastern Band Principal Chief Richard Sneed told the outlet. I also have Native American DNA. "They think they're honoring native people, but the real way to do that would be focusing on the issues that face native people", like land rights, treaties, economic development and education, she said. Obviously President Trump's calling her Pocahontas has chaffed her to no end, since his ceaseless trolling of her always brings her charging out like a bull being baited by a toreador.

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Warren released a sleek, nominating convention-style biographical video Monday, complete with her holding a beer and showing her in her native Oklahoma with her older brothers.

At which point you can keep the trick going ("I see it in your profile..."), or chalk them up to being another member of the Wannabe tribe.

"She needs to. apologize to everybody for what she has done", Porreco said. Commentators for the Washington Post and Slate, meanwhile, sidestepped the central fact of the story-namely that Warren once again looks like a fool-and preferred to insist that the "Pocahontas" nickname is somehow a racial slur.

In 1996, as Harvard Law School was being criticized for lacking diversity, "a spokesman for the law school told the Harvard Crimson that Warren was Native American". I wish I had been more mindful of that distinction, ' the Massachusetts Democrat said Wednesday.

Warren said in her video that her ancestry is a matter of family folklore and that she understands that only tribes determine tribal citizenship. This is a woman who built her political narrative claiming other people are rigging the system. While at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she put herself on the "Minority Law Teacher" list as a Native American in the directory of the Association of American Law Schools. About 99.9 per cent of human genes are shared, "and the ones that define how much melanin we have and so on and so forth are a very small part of our genetic load", she said in an interview.