Monday, July 2, 2012

Elizabeth Warren's Mother was so Cherokee...

...that she was listed as white on the 1940 US Census!

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Surprising, isn't it? (Yes, I'm rolling my eyes here.) Of course this is making fun of Ms. Warren's claim that her mother was so Cherokee that her parents had to elope, but it is also making another point.  She also said  "I can’t deny my heritage. I can’t and I won’t. That would be denying who my mother was, who my family was, how we lived, and I won’t do it." Really? She has the nerve to claim her family lived as Native American/Cherokee/Delaware? Are you kidding me? Her family lived as white people and this document as well as all the others clearly indicate that. By claiming to be Cherokee or Indian, she is actually denying her real heritage; who her mother was; and who her family was. She says she won't do it, but by making that statement, she did it.

Ms. Warren's mother is never found as anything but white in documentation.  Pauline Louise Reed, the mother of Ms. Warren, was the child of Harry G. Reed and Bethania "Hannie" Crawford. She was born in Hughes County, Oklahoma, on February 14, 1912. She was found on the 1920 US Census living in Hickory Ridge, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma with her parents and siblings, race listed as white. She was found on the 1930 US Census living in Wetumka, Hughes County, Oklahoma with her parents, race listed as white. She married Don Herring on January 2, 1932 in Hughes County, Oklahoma. She was found on the 1940 US Census living in Wetumka, Hughes County, Oklahoma with her husband and children, race listed as white. She died July 18, 1995.

Now does that look like someone who was "so Cherokee" they had to elope? It is really beyond the time when Ms. Warren either puts up or shuts up. The stories that make no sense need to stop and she needs to either offer evidence to show she is what she claims or she needs to stop claiming it. Enough is enough and many Cherokee people want answers.
Elizabeth Warren, what documentation do you have that shows you can claim to be one of us? We would like to know because we all had to prove our claim of Cherokee ancestry. We had to meet the burden of proof standard set by our tribes. What makes you think you are better than us and therefore, don't have to prove anything to anyone? Inquiring Cherokee minds want to know.

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

copyright 2012, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB

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