Actual Cherokees Being Ignored by Lizzie Warren: “Like we don’t exist”

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 at 6:50 am

Fake Cherokee Lizzie Warren allegedly claimed she pretended to be 1/32 Cherokee so she could meet others just like her. Well, there’s a group of real Cherokees trying to arrange a powwow with her, but strangely she’s not taking their calls.

Funny that.

Four outraged Cherokee activists who say Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has ignored their emails and phone calls will trek to Boston this week in hopes they can force a meeting with the Democratic Senate candidate over her “offensive” Native American heritage claims.

“It’s almost becoming extremely offensive to us,” said Twila Barnes, a Cherokee genealogist who has researched Warren’s family tree. “We’re trying to get in contact and explain why her behavior hurts us and is offensive, and she totally ignores that. Like we don’t exist.”

Late last night, a Warren campaign official told the Herald that staffers will “connect” and “offer to have staff meet with them.”

The four women, who Barnes said are all registered Cherokee tribal members — from Missouri, Oregon, Oklahoma and one within the Bay State — are due to arrive in Boston late today for four days. But they are closely guarding their itinerary, and Barnes would not say exactly what they have in mind.

“We’re going to be visible. We have some things planned,” said Barnes, hinting: “It’s (Warren’s) birthday this week.”

Knowing Warren, I’d ask for proof before believing it’s her birthday.

What they want, Barnes said, is for Warren to sit down with them and to stop claiming she’s a Native American.

“We would like to see her look at the documentation and admit there’s no Indian ancestry there and then apologize,” Barnes saud. “Hear us. Acknowledge us. Know that she’s brought us into this. We didn’t bring ourselves into this. This whole trip was planned to get a meeting with her.”

Barnes said there is still no evidence, despite research conducted by her and other genealogists, to support Warren’s claim of Cherokee roots.

“She’s appropriating some history that we feel doesn’t belong to her,” Barnes said. “Minorities have experienced racism and when there’s interracial marriages, people do experience that sometimes. But people who are 1/16th of a minority probably don’t experience that and because she has no Indian ancestry … but said her parents had to elope, that’s offensive.”

If this fraud were a Republican she’d have been hounded out of the race already and labeled racist. Nope, no double standards here, folks.

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9 Responses to “Actual Cherokees Being Ignored by Lizzie Warren: “Like we don’t exist””

  1. Blue Hen on 18/18/12 at 9:19 am

    The nerve of those four people! This is a continuation of the hostility that the red man (or woman) has always faced from the invading white man…Wait.

  2. dookh on 18/18/12 at 10:09 am

    Gosh I sure hope they don’t start showing up at her campaign in native dress, beating tom-toms and doing rain dances…
    Why that is something that might cause a stir….

  3. Warthog on 18/18/12 at 11:15 am

    If Lizzy is not careful, she’ll soon have the Cherokees on the war-path.

    (And you won’t like their cake recipies either…)

  4. Blue Hen on 18/18/12 at 12:25 pm

    Wouldn’t it be great if they showed up the same weekend the Cleveland Indians did to play the Red Sox?

  5. Jack on 18/18/12 at 6:58 pm

    The last thing in the world Elizabeth Warren wants to do is discuss her ‘heritage’ with the people she claims to share it with.

    Too many chances for the hilarity of ignorance.

  6. Brendon Carr on 19/19/12 at 5:47 am

    What this whole flap highlights in stark relief is that for the vast majority of white liberal elites, minority people and their concerns are only of interest insofar as they can be used as a cudgel against poor whites, and other white elites who happen not to be liberal. At least with conservatives, minorities are mainly evaluated on an equal basis according to ideology.

  7. Fuzzlenutter on 19/19/12 at 9:24 am

    The old adage ”Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive’.” comes to mind whenever I think of ol’ Babbling Bull here…