“ Elizabeth Warren can’t provide that documentation.”

Let me clarify, then: Elizabeth Warren has been unable to locate evidence of her Cherokee ancestry in the “thousands of linear feet of records created by colonials, missionaries, U.S. officials, schools, travelers and newspapers,” as well as Cherokee tribal officials, to which Cherokee genealogist David Cornsilk refers. It’s not about what Warren physically has in her desk drawer — it’s about what the U.S. government and tribal officials have in their drawers (rosters, censuses, and other forms of official documentation).

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