Elizabeth Warren cannot document her claim to be part (a very small part) Cherokee Indian. But in 1984, identifying herself as a Cherokee, she contributed recipes to a cookbook edited by her cousin called “Pow Wow Chow.” If that helps.
It may not. According to the Boston Herald, outraged members of the Cherokee tribe — including a Warren supporter — are demanding that the candidate release her employment records following reports that she has no documentation to prove her Native American ancestry. As for the cookbook, a Cherokee genealogist dismissed it as “silly.” “Cherokees don’t even traditionally have powwows,” she said.