FLASHBACK: Pocahontas’ Ancestor Corralled Cherokees For Trail of Tears, According to Report
The Native American hoax just keep getting worse for Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (D-Mass.).
According to a 2012 report from Breitbart, Warren’s claimed Native ancestry ties her directly back to a great-great-great grandfather who rounded up Cherokee Indians into a a government-organized stockade called Ross’s Landing in Tennessee, which was where the infamous trail of tears began.
“For over a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Warren has described herself as a Native American,” the report said. “When recently asked to provide evidence of her ancestry, she pointed to an unsubstantiated claim on an 1894 Oklahoma Territory marriage license application by her great-great grand uncle William J. Crawford that his mother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandmother, was a Cherokee. ”
O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford’s husband, Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was Jonathan Crawford. He was a member of the East Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteer Militia led by Brigadier General R. G. Dunlap from late 1835 to late 1836.
“These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in for generations in the three states that the Cherokee Nations had considered their homelands for centuries: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee,” the report said.
More than 4,000 Cherokees waited for months at Ross’s Landing while government officials gathered supplies and armed guards to march the tribe across the country to Oklahoma.