Hoskin said the tests can not even reliably determine lineage among North or South American tribal groups.
"Even in 1907, people were proud of that Indian heritage", said Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, referring to the year Indian Territory was dissolved and became part of the new 46th state of Oklahoma. "I'm going to take this test ..."
Many Oklahomans take pride in their Indian blood even if, as in Warren's case, they can not trace an ancestor to the original tribal rolls. "Now we know there's no real conclusive proof that she has Native American identity", Diehl said. "It may all just be talk, but you're going to find out in a couple of weeks". She signed her entries "Elizabeth Warren - Cherokee".
She tweeted on Monday that the president makes "creepy physical threats" about women who scare him, including her.
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An ancestor six generations removed would make Warren 1/64th Native American while an ancestor as much as 10 generations removed would render the Massachusetts Democrat only 1/1024th Native American, Blaine Bettinger, a genealogist and author who specializes in DNA evidence, explained to the Associated Press.
The Cherokee Nation has hit out at a Democratic senator after she released a DNA test suggesting she has Native American heritage calling it "inappropriate and wrong". "She listed herself as a minority in the American Association of Law Schools", said McCain, despite the fact that Warren "may be less Native American to the average US white person". "I have a feeling she will say 'no'".
Warren has been hotly tipped to challenge Trump for the presidency in 2020, with the progressive senator running on a platform of single-payer Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, and strict gun control. "Her false claim of Indian heritage is only selling to VERY LOW I.Q. individuals!" the President tweeted.
Democrats, meanwhile, were irked over her decision to signal her 2020 presidential intentions just three weeks before the critical November 6 midterms, faulting her for shifting the focus away from the candidates while providing political cannon fodder for Republicans.
Another of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes offered more support for Warren, telling Business Insider they did not take issue with Warren's decision. On Monday, Trump first denied ever making such a promise.
Despite putting Warren once again on defense, the furor over the DNA test serves to deal with the hard subject well before the potential launch of a widely expected 2020 presidential run. "Okay? That will not be something I enjoy doing either", he said.