Warren: No Proof Of Native American Heritage Because Dad’s Family Opposed It

June 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Warren: No Proof Of Native American Heritage Because Dad’s Family Opposed It

" BOSTON (CBS) – U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren once again attempted to put the controversy over her Native American heritage to bed on Friday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Karen Twomey reports.

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The Warren campaign held one-on-one interviews in an effort to squash the controversy before Saturday’s state Democratic convention in Springfield.

In her conversations with WBZ-TV’s Political Editor Jon Keller and WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Karen Twomey, Warren tried to explain why she always believed she had Native-American roots, even though, as it turns out, there is no known documentation to prove it.

“I have talked about, from the beginning, my Native American heritage, and the reason I understand this, how I understand this, this is my family,” Warren told Keller. “My mother and my father fell very much in love, but my father’s family objected very much to my mother because my mother is part Cherokee and part Delaware. It was a sufficiently strong objection that my mother said they had to elope.”

“This was very important to my mother,” Warren told Karen Twomey. “My mother cared about this issue and I care about my mother "

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