The PJ Tatler

Trail of Jeers: Fauxcahontas Refuses to Meet with Cherokee

Didn’t Elizabeth Warren claim that she called herself Native American so she could meet with others like herself? Yeah, well, that’s out.

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.” …

The existence of real Cherokee with actual standards for claiming Native American status is an inconvenience. So it’s better for Warren to pretend that they don’t exist. Or, at least, it’s easier.