In its “Americans” exhibit, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian has a Pocahontas portion that includes photos of President Donald Trump and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with text that states Warren’s claim to Native American ancestry and Trump calling her Pocahontas.
The museum included Warren’s senator website underneath her official Senate photo.
The minimum requirement to claim membership in most Native American tribes ranges from 1/8 (12.5 percent) to 1/2 (50 percent).
The Cherokee Nation issued a statement rebuking Warren after her DNA test was revealed.
As Massachusetts Democrats meet at their nominating convention today, some members of the Cherokee Nation are stepping up a campaign to get answers about candidate Elizabeth Warren’s claims of tribal ancestry – a sideshow controversy that has nevertheless begun to wobble one of the most closely-watched Senate campaigns in the country.