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Op-ed column: Warren’s Cherokee claim just a way to find roots

Sunday, July 8, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate, caused a political kerfuffle recently with her supposed claim that she is part Cherokee. Warren’s offhand remark is not an unusual one for folks where she came from. I was born not too far from her hometown in Oklahoma, and I know many Oklahomans who claim that their grandmothers were one-sixteenth Cherokee....

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