Turns out, the gal we all know as Fauxcohontas is overwhelmingly European. But she does have an ancestor (as in a single one) ancestor somewhere way back in the woodpile that had Indian blood. Rumor has it that it is from the mercifully extinct Whineywoopus tribe.
The Boston Globe reports:
Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations, an unprecedented move by one of the top possible contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.
The analysis of Warren’s DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field who won a 2010 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a genius grant, for his work on tracking population migration via DNA analysis. He concluded that “the vast majority” of Warren’s ancestry is European, but he added that “the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor.”
All of this, of course, begs the real question: Dot or Feather? You decide.