Warren May Still Be Registered as a Native American at Harvard
11:04 AM, May 4, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate challenging Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts, has had to address her claims of Native American heritage, despite the fact that genealogists have not been able to confirm Warren is descended from the Cherokee tribe. Warren is a law professor currently teaching at Harvard and had listed herself for years as a Native American. She recently said she stopped this practice.
But Hillary Chabot at the Boston Herald discovered that Harvard Law still lists one faculty member as a Native American. But the university won't say who that person is:
Warren has cited family lore and the fact that her aunt frequently commented on Warren's grandfather's "high cheekbones" as evidence of her Cherokee blood. One genealogist has said Warren is likely 1/32 Native American.