Elizabeth Warren Releases Results of Full DNA Test

Tuesday, 16 Oct, 2018

If Warren's ancestor were six generations removed, she would be 1/64th Native American.

But none of it matters, the Cherokee Nation said.

The long and the short of it is, yes, Elizabeth Warren has Indigenous American DNA in her past. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well-documented and whose heritage is proven. There's no way, instead, that it will turn out like the last time Trump made a monetary offer to someone to prove their origination: when he goaded then-president Obama to provide his birth certificate and then continued to push the birther conspiracy for several years anyway.

During her academic career as a law professor, she had her ethnicity changed from white to Native American at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she taught from 1987 to 1995, and at Harvard University Law School, where she was a tenured faculty member starting in 1995.

And she might be as little as 1/1024th.

Outspoken conservative and two-time Academy Award-nominated actor James Woods (pictured above, far right) went after the Globe for needing to issue a correction to its report and for some questionable methods in determining the senator's heritage.

By the way, @realDonaldTrump: Remember saying on 7/5 that you'd give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?

The European American genome was found to be "much different" than that of African Americans and Latinos, with "European American genomes being 98.6 percent European, 0.19 percent African and 0.18 percent Native American", according to a 2015 article by the Genetic Literacy Project.

Monday's disclosure by Warren could be a way of disarming one of Trump's favorite arguments, should she decide to mount a presidential bid. What counts as Native American heritage is a question with different answers among the 573 legally recognized tribes in the United States.

According to the Boston Globe, Bustamante discovered that Warren's ancestors were largely European but that "the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor".

It originally reported Warren was at least 1/512th Native American, but soon changed that to 1/1024th.

For Latino Americans, the average percentage of Native-American ancestry was 18 percent; while African Americans' average was.8 percent.

The report was carried out by Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamante.

The genealogy group has said it has no conclusive evidence of her ancestry, and a spokesman said Monday it would not comment on the genetic findings. And what happens? Fauxcahontas inserts herself into the campaign with proof and evidence that she is one 1/1024th Indian.

However, other Native people have embraced Warren. "Why can't Democrats ever stay focused?'"

"As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage". One 1/1024th Indian. Elizabeth Warren possibly. Her natural appeal extends to the narrow band of Americans those who love being lectured and hectored and condescended to.