Elizabeth Warren Claimed To Be ‘American Indian’ in 1986

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren listed herself as an “American Indian” in her own handwriting on a Texas Board of Bar Registration card in 1986 – about a year before she joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

It’s the earliest public document that has surfaced showing Warren claiming American Indian ancestry.

The Washington Post published an image of the 1986 bar card on Tuesday, February 5.

The revelation came after Warren announced she apologized directly to the head of Cherokee Nation for having claimed to be part Cherokee and for taking and publicizing a DNA test to try to prove it.

Warren (D-Cambridge) is trying to put her past ancestry claims behind her several days before she plans to announce formally that she is running for president.

Critics say Warren wrongly used dubious claims of American Indian ancestry to help advance her career. Warren has denied that, saying she sincerely believed she is part-Cherokee because of family lore and that she never used this ethnicity claim to try to get ahead.