No, you are not part Cherokee. And neither is Elizabeth Warren.
Meagan Day

Although this article is about the origins of the lore among Americans of European ancestry, I think it is useful for balance to point out that (according to Henry Louis Gates) the idea of a Cherokee relative has also resonated among Americans of African ancestry. This came up several times during the series “Finding Your Roots”.

It’s the biggest myth in African-American genealogy: ‘My great grandmother was a Cherokee princess.’ — Henry Louis Gates

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