Friday, March 16, 2018

Elizabeth Warren's "white" Great Grandfather Shot an Indian

*This is a repost from 2012. Warren's great grandfather was specifically listed as a white man when he shot a Creek Indian in 1906.*

Elizabeth Warren is the granddaughter of Hannie Crawford, daughter of John H. Crawford. Warren says the Crawfords were Cherokee.

According to the Boston Globe
"Rosco Crawford, Hannie Crawford’s brother, told (his granddaughter) that as a young boy living in the Creek Nation of Indian Territory, the Indians were “pretty mean.” Once, when a Creek was hitting Crawford’s younger brother, their father shot and wounded the Indian, according to her biography, on file at California State University at Fullerton."

The story Hannie's brother, Rosco, told his granddaughter is true. 

Muskogee Times Democrat; Muskogee, Oklahoma; August 13, 1906, p.1.
Muskogee Times Democrat; Muskogee, Oklahoma; August 17, 1906; p.4.

Why is this significant? Because it refers to John H. Crawford, Elizabeth Warren's great grandfather who was allegedly Cherokee, as a white man.

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

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