Sen. Elizabeth Warren Releases Evidence of Native American Ancestry

"What kid would? But I knew my father's family didn't like that she was part Cherokee and part DE, so my parents had to elope", she said at the time, CNN reported.

Trump is fond of referring to Warren as "the fake Pocahontas", a reference to a Powhatan woman associated with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.

"We will say, 'I will give you a million dollars for your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian, '" he told a crowd in Montana.

In a tweet directed at Trump, Warren said: "Remember saying on (July 5) that you'd give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?".

Warren has been mocked by President Trump and other politicians for claiming a Native American descendant.

Bustamante's analysis suggest that somewhere, someplace there are traces of Native American ancestry.

The charity she chose is a nonprofit that seeks to protect Native American women from violence.

James Freeman provides useful context to Warren's test results. "I didn't say that".


So now we get the Elizabeth Warren DNA show, complete with a slickly produced video. I am Cherokee. I am an enrolled citizen of Cherokee Nation and a member of my home and urban Indian communities.

What do you do with today's Warren news if you're a left-winger who wants to own Trump with very slight evidence of her native ancestry but who also, uh, doesn't want to revive "one-drop" thinking? "It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven". The best-case scenario for Warren, that she's 1/64th native, would mean that around 1.6 percent of her genome is Native American, about 10 times more than the average European-American.

This morning, Trump declared, "Who cares..."

"I haven't looked at the test", Conway told reporters. "We found five segments, and that long segment was pretty significant".

"I hope she is running for president, because I think she would be very easy", he said.

The moves seem to anticipate the type of criticism she might face against opponents in a Democratic primary or in a possible general election matchup against Trump.

"As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage".

Warren, who recently said she would take a "hard look" at running for the White House in 2020, said in the video her background had no role in her hiring as a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard. She'd make our country into Venezuela. The process, known as chromosome mapping, is the same one used in commercial DNA tests, but Raff, with the University of Kansas, said Bustamante's approach scrutinized the information more closely.


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