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Vox: Why Donald Trump keeps calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas”.

... there’s no evidence that Warren ever used claims of Native American ancestry to help her get a job.” I, personally, am in this same spot. My family has the same oral history. I’m also the first generation on my mother’s side to not have Cherokee features (black hair, darker skin, etc.). I have a multitude of Cherokee Martins and Franklins in my maternal line, but I cannot find a definitive link to any one individual in the rolls. My ancestors avoided the “Trail of Tears”, staying in TN/NC, and therefore under the government’s radar. At best, I would probably be 1/32, but I suspect more along the lines of 1/64 or 1/128. Interesting, but essentially non-eligible for tribal affiliation. Even unverified, it remains a point of pride in the family.

06/10/16 • 09:00 AM • Human RightsPersonalPolitics • (2) Comments

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Ancestry dot com and some spit

Posted by Emmett on 06/10/16 at 11:39 AM

My wife’s grandfather’s second wife was Cherokee, and she raised my wife’s dad - no claims to ancestry, but my wife always knew her as her grandmother. She was a wonderful woman. We miss her a lot.

Posted by mgr on 06/10/16 at 12:00 PM

 

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