Henry Holt & Company, which will be publishing Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) new autobiography, A Fighting Chance, on April 22 through its Metropolitan imprint, made no mention of her discredited claims of Native American heritage in the description of the book it released recently.
“As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher–an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means,” is all the publisher says of Senator Warren’s heritage.
Senator Warren’s own claims of Native American heritage played a role in her move up the academic food chain. The significance of that role is a matter of some controversy.
In numerous articles published in 2012, Breitbart News proved there is no credible evidence to support Senator Warren’s claim that she has Cherokee ancestry. In fact, Breitbart News revealed that Jonathan Crawford, her likely great-great-great-grandfather, was a member of the Tennessee militia that rounded up Cherokee families prior to the forced Trail of Tears march that began in 1837.
As Breitbart News reported:
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.
Though Senator Warren claims she has no plans to run for president in 2016, her new book fits the typical “campaign biography” profile that has been used for decades by politicians interested in the presidency. Even the left-wing magazine Mother Jones is dubious of Senator Warren’s protests that she has no interest in the country’s top political job in light of the pending publication of her new autobiography.
Forty-seven percent of those who participated in an online reader poll opened at the conservative blog Legal Insurrection on Monday believe that Senator Warren will not address the topic of her claimed Cherokee heritage at all in the book.
Holt signed the deal with Warren last May and announced that John Sterling would edit the book. At the time the Boston Globe reported, “Neither the publisher nor Warren’s office would reveal how much of an advance Warren was paid. A press release from the publisher noted that a portion of Warren’s net proceeds would be donated to OneFund Boston.”