Monday, July 11, 2016

Elizabeth Warren - Native American?

Back in 2012 then Senator Scott Brown made a big issue regarding claims made in the past by his competitor, Elizabeth Warren, to Native American ancestry.

Recently the same issue has arisen with presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump referring to her as “Pocahontas”.

Back in 2012 The Boston Globe did a story reporting on the family’s oral tradition of its Native American heritage.

The question arises as to whether Senator Warren had any reason to seriously doubt what she had been told from her youngest memories.

As an illustration, consider the following commercial from Ancestry.com that I’m sure many of you have seen.



How many of us have similar recollections of elements of our family history that we have been told from our youth?

How many of us have questioned, let alone investigated, those stories? 

If you are going to denigrate Senator Warren for believing the family history conveyed by her elders, then perhaps you should also demand that the current presumptive Republican nominee go back to using his proper family name, Drumpf.

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