Cherokees to Elizabeth Warren: “We Don’t Claim You.”

by College Fix Staff on May 31, 2012

Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard professor turned Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate who falsely claimed minority status and claimed to be a Cherokee, is under fire from a group of authentic Native Americans who are clearly troubled by her long history of false claims.

A group of Cherokee Indians has launched a new organization called “Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren.” On its website the group describes itself as “authentic Cherokees and descendants devoted to sharing the truth about our history.”

“You claim to be Cherokee. … We don’t claim you!” the group says.

The group is made up of descendents of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

“Our mission is to help people understand what a real Cherokee is and to show why Elizabeth Warren claiming to be Cherokee without proof is harmful and offensive to us.”

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  • Billy Falling

    As a card-carrying member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, I am also offended by Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Cherokee Heritage. Worse yet, Obama claims that his great-grandmother was a Cherokee. That has been researched and proven untrue. There is something about Harvard and it must be catching. Worse yet, it costs people like us Cherokees money. Benefits used up by pseudo Cherokees keep real Cherokees from that benefit. By the way, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma gives money to the government of Oklahoma to improve schools and roads and are the most self-sustaining tribe of Indians in the country. Before the Dawes Commission allocated land ownership to the Cherokees, Col. Dawes wrote that “there could not be found a pauper among them (Cherokees).” A forced poverty followed when land allottment was issued. The recipient had to live on the land, and couldn’t sell it for twenty-five years. We have made our comeback, and do not need Elizabeth Warren or Barak Obama leaching off our success. Obama has a job, and should be fired; Elizabeth Warren wants Senator Brown’s job, and should be denied. Wado.