You may recall that Warren claimed for decades that she was of Native American descent — Cherokee, to be specific — but it turns out that she’s barely got any Native American blood in her whatsoever, even though she used the claim to advance her legal and academic careers before entering politics. (Related: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA text exposed as a junk science HOAX based on extrapolation… no actual Native American DNA analyzed.)
Now it appears as though Warren’s family was actually descended from a militia “Indian fighter” who battled the Seminole tribe in Florida.
According to Breitbart News, Warren’s great-great-great grandfather Jonathan Crawford served under Major William Lauderdale’s battalion of Tennessee Volunteer Militia between November 1837 and May 1838 as the unit fought a pair of battles against Seminole tribe members.
The news site reports further that today, the federal government recognizes two Seminole tribes — the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which has some 4,000 enrolled members, and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, which is larger with 18,000 enrolled members.
The men under Lauderdale’s command fought the Seminoles at the Battle of Loxahatchee River, which is located in present-day Jupiter, Fla., on 24 January 1838. A follow-on engagement against the Seminoles took place at the Battle of Pine Island, which is near present-day Fort Lauderdale.
Originally hailing from Virginia, Lauderdale moved to Tennessee where he became known as one in a long line of Indian fighters, The Daily Press reported in 1992.
The paper said that Lauderdale “marched as a Tennessee volunteer” in 1803 to what was then the Louisiana Territory to fight for the United States against Spanish and Indian forces. He went on to serve under Gen. Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, fighting against Indian allies of Great Britain in what are now Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
The paper also reported:
William Lauderdale became Gen. Jackson’s trusted understudy in the War of 1812. When the Creek Indians rose up to massacre white settlers in Alabama in 1813 and President James Madison ordered Jackson to defend the area, Capt. Lauderdale and his Tennessee Vols helped win the battle of Talladega. Lauderdale went on to play a part in Jackson’s defeat of the British in the battle of New Orleans in 1815, which ended the War of 1812.
The evidence that supports the fact that Jonathan Crawford served under Lauderdale in Florida was produced by his widow, Neoma O.C.C Sarah Smith Crawford, a.k.a. Neona Crawford, to the Bledsoe County Commission in Tennessee in 1850 and 1851 as she applied for a pension from the U.S. government thanks to her husband’s military service against the Seminoles.
As another 2020 Democratic presidential debate approached Thursday night, Warren had not been asked at all about her false claims of having Native American ancestry. The first two debates were hosted by Trump-hating networks CNN and MSNBC, respectively, so it’s no surprise that she wasn’t asked to clarify why she lied for more than three decades about her alleged Native American ties.
But “Neoma O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is Sen. Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother,” Breitbart reported. “She and Jonathan Crawford were parents of Sen. Warren’s great-great-grandfather Preston H.Crawford.”
It seems relevant, given the fact that Warren herself has made Native American ancestry an issue, to ask her about these new revelations, given that her ancestors were in service of the U.S. against a recognized tribe of Indians.
But then, we’re not used to the “mainstream media” being fair or inquisitive when it comes to their coverage of Democrats — especially presidential candidates they would like to see win the party’s nomination.