Pocahontas Descendant Calls on Warren to Apologize

Saul Bowman
October 18, 2018

"The distinction is: I'm not a citizen, never have claimed to be, and I wish I had been more mindful of that 30 years ago", Warren said, noting that she has cousins who are tribal citizens. And while she did receive support from some Native leaders - such as New Mexico congressional candidate Deb Haaland, who will likely be the first female Native American in Congress ever who tweeted her support - others in the Native American community opposed her move. That would make her between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American, according to The Boston Globe.

"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!"

Trump has long ridiculed Warren's claim of Native American heritage by calling her "Pocahontas".

Warren meanwhile, also took to Twitter, saying Trump "fumbled and lied on your $1 Million pledge".

Bustamante's full report is now posted on Warren's website, along with other supporting documents and interviews detailing her background.

"Warren might even be less Native American than the average European American", Republican National Committee spokesman Mike Reed said in a statement Monday.


Posts by Native Americans in social media reflect a weariness at having to repeatedly remind non-Natives that being Native is not exclusively about bloodlines but belonging to tribal communities.

"She was not looking to prove that she wanted to be part of the tribe", said Goldberg.

"A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship", read a statement from Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. "Sen. Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage".

During the 2016 campaign, Trump successfully annihilated the Republican primary field using nicknames like "Low energy Jeb", "Lyin' Ted" and "Little Marco" as his favorite weapon of choice. The President most notoriously referred to Warren as Pocahontas at an official White House event honoring veteran Navajo code talkers. I'm taking it, and the results are going to be revealed here. "I didn't say that".

The high-profile disclosure was widely seen as a means of disarming one of President Trump's favorite ways to insult the MA senator, ahead of a potential run at the presidency in 2020. But in 2012, she says she has no idea how her employers discovered she identified as American Indian or that she was even being celebrated by Harvard as an all-important first in the Diversity Olympics.

"As the daughter of Iranian immigrants who worked tirelessly to achieve the American dream, I can tell you that being of Iranian heritage is not bad", said Eskamani. "It may all be just talk, but you're going to find out in a couple weeks because I'm going to take this test ... and the results are going to be revealed here". In a news briefing later in Georgia, he answered the Warren question with a new condition: "I'll only do it if I can test her personally, OK?" "What she was doing was saying, 'This is what I was told as a kid".

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