It appears Warren has an ancestor who rounded up Cherokees, and sent 'em packing down the Trail of Tears. Blogging at Legal Insurrection, William A. Jacobson notes:
(T)he husband of Warren’s alleged Cherokee connection, her great-great-great grandfather, was part of a militia unit which rounded up the Cherokees for the Trail of Tears. In addition to the confirmation by a genealogist working with me who posted his findings at Breitbart.com yesterday, another genealogist has confirmed that finding as reported at The Boston Herald.Politicians can tell some whoppers, sometimes creating yarns a full one-eighty from the truth.
We still have some real gaps in what we know about the lifetime of our president. The new enlightenment about Warren's claims going back twenty-some years makes me all the more curious what sealed records belonging to President Obama might show about his personal history.