Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Elizabeth Warren Ancestor Rounded Up Cherokees For Trail of Tears

But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren's great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee—the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837.


Maybe there should be a special "Oppressor descendant" box to check? --TS

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Good one - she got jobs claiming she had Indian blood in her veins, when she actually had Indian blood on her hands.

Posted by: krm | May 9, 2012 10:47:07 AM


As a descendant of actors on both sides of that great atrocity - sorry, great upheavel - she exemplifies the American blah, blah, blah-di-bloody-blah. Moreover blah-blah-and-more-blah. Vote for your Democratic candidate. Ted Kennedy. Barack Obama. Jesus H Christ.

Posted by: dearieme | May 9, 2012 3:04:54 PM