Here we are, one day after Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren finally released her DNA ancestry results, proving that she is a teeny tiny bit Native American.
Warren didn’t quite get the reaction she was looking for when she revealed that she was 1/512 Native American… but things got worse when reports were corrected to Warren’s true percentage of Native American ancestry, a minuscule 1/1,024.
Now, we are finding out that Warren’s DNA ancestry contains about the same percentage from those who slaughtered Native Americans as it does Native Americans themselves.
During Warren’s 2012 Senatorial campaign, Breitbart News’ Michael Patrick Leahy released a report saying that Warren’s heritage contained lineage from Cherokee-killers. This was during the time that “her decision to list herself as a minority during her time in academia drew criticism from Republican opponent Scott Brown.”
It was thought that the Democratic Senator had used the claim of being a minority to receive favorable treatment at Harvard University. Warren has given multiple excuses as to why she called herself a Native American, but the Boston Globe writes that she settled on the excuse that “many of the matriarchs of her family were dying and she began to feel that her family stories and history were becoming lost.”
Back in 2012, Warren claimed that her great-great-great grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, was a Cherokee Indian. But Leahy explained that Smith Crawford “had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as ‘white’ in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof.”
And if Smith Crawford might have believed that she was of Cherokee lineage, she didn’t like herself very much.
“But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee – the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837,” Leahy penned.
Leahy wrote, “Jonathan Crawford, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford’s husband and apparently Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, served in the East Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteer Militia commanded by Brigadier General R. G. Dunlap from late 1835 to late 1836. While under Dunlap’s command he was a member of Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion, and Captain Richard E. Waterhouse’s Company.
“These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in for generations in the three states that the Cherokee Nations had considered their homelands for centuries: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee,” he went on. “While these involuntary home removals were not characterized by widespread violence, the newly displaced Cherokee mothers, fathers, and children found an oppressive and sometimes brutal welcome when they finally arrived at the hastily constructed containment areas. An estimated 4,000 Cherokees were warehoused in Ross’s Landing stockades for months awaiting supplies and additional armed guards the Federal Government believed necessary to relocate them on foot to Oklahoma.”
Conservative Tribune writes:
Crawford wasn’t one of the men who helped bring the troops to Oklahoma, but given the end result of the effort — something all involved likely had some inkling of it — he was certainly implicated in the slaughter. Crawford also served in the Battalion of Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteer Militia during the Second Seminole War in 1837, a conflict that ended with even more dead Native Americans (as one might expect).
So the best-case scenario involves her having as much oppressor blood in her as oppressed. And as Leahy points out, that’s not an incredibly likely scenario: “Neither O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, Jonathan Crawford, nor any of their seven other children, apparently ever claimed that O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had Cherokee heritage.”
The 2012 report concludes, “It is time for Ms. Warren to publicly acknowledge the truth of her ancestry. It is time for her to admit that she has no Native American heritage that she can prove; and it is time for her to acknowledge instead, that she is likely a direct descendant of a Tennessee Militiaman who apparently rounded up the ancestors of those who truly have Cherokee heritage, the first step in their forced removal from the Southeastern United States to Oklahoma over the long and tragic Trail of Tears.”
Warren shouldn’t have released her DNA report. All she did was prove to America that she was wrong and Trump was right.