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REPORT: Elizabeth Warren's great-great-great grandfather was a member of the militia...

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(Natural News) If you thought digging into Brett Kavanaugh's high school yearbook revealed some bizarre history, look what internet sleuths have managed to dig up about Elizabeth Warren.

Warren, who falsely claims to be Native American (Cherokee), recently publicized a DNA test she says vindicates her claim. The DNA test showed her to be 1/1024th a combination of Colombian, Mexican and Peruvian DNA. No Native American DNA comparisons were conducted whatsoever. Furthermore, her claimed percentage of "Native American" ancestry (0.098%) is about half the level of Native American ancestry found in the average white American (0.18%).

Thus, Elizabeth Warren is no more "Indian" than any typical white woman in America.

But it gets even worse. Now, it turns out the husband of Warren's so-called great-great-great grandmother was actually a militia member who rounded up Cherokee Indians, according to historical records, separating Cherokee from their families in one of the most brutal chapters of American history.

As Breitbart's Michael Patrick Leahy reports:

When recently asked to provide evidence of her ancestry, she pointed to an unsubstantiated claim on an 1894 Oklahoma Territory marriage license application by her great-great grand uncle William J. Crawford that his mother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, Ms. Warren's great-great-great grandmother, was a Cherokee.

O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as "white" in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof. (Note, the actual 1894 marriage license makes no claim of Cherokee ancestry.)

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.

Jonathan Crawford, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford's husband and apparently Ms. Warren's great-great-great grandfather, served in the East Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteer Militia commanded by Brigadier General R. G. Dunlap from late 1835 to late 1836. While under Dunlap's command he was a member of Major William Lauderdale's Battalion, and Captain Richard E. Waterhouse's Company.

These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in for generations in the three states that the Cherokee Nations had considered their homelands for centuries: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.