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Elizabeth Warren’s husband also claimed to be Cherokee (Update: Another plagiarized recipe?)

Elizabeth Warren’s husband also claimed to be Cherokee (Update: Another plagiarized recipe?)

Just a little fact to continue shedding light on the claim by Elizabeth Warren to be Cherokee.

Want to know how easily the claim to be Cherokee was thrown around?

While it’s been noted that Warren’s husband, Bruce Mann, submitted recipes to the Pow Wow Chow cookbook, no one has focused on the fact that Mann claimed to be Cherokee in the book:

I’ve been unable to find any indication that Mann asserts actual Cherokee ancestry.

How insulting to the Cherokees that their heritage was used and abused by pretenders so cavalierly.

Update:  Warren herself was accused of plagiarizing her own recipes.  Per commenter Boss Jim, it looks like Mann’s recipe appeared previously — word for word — in the Oswego (NY) Palladium Times on January 24, 1983, the year before Pow Wow Chow was published.  Presumably the recipe circulated in other newspapers and magazines as well.



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vermontaigne | July 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

Let’s say “cavalry-ry,” just this once.

Just say NO to stolen Native heritage!

To lie intentionally and repeatedly, when you know people can demonstrate the truth, demonstrates much more than stupidity and lack of character…

I’m starting to think they are technically Cherokee; I heard you can buy it like an Renewable Energy Cert 😉

Found a copy of Professor Mann’s Cherokee Stir Fry Recipe published in the Oswego (NY) Palladium in January 1983. Not another case of plagiarism?

    Ragspierre in reply to Boss Jim. | July 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

    The Cherokee were known to stir-fry over their buffalo-hide shields…

    No. Wait. I see a flaw here…

    Nope, that doesn’t work any better than the Oklahoma land crabs for the mayonnaise.

An unexplored possibility for medical science to explore…

this COULD be a heretofore unrecognized form of a Tourette syndrome-like disorder that causes one to sort of spontaneously blurt out…in writing…various Indian tribal names.

Or Mann and Warren are big fat liars.

One of the two.

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Midwest Rhino | July 7, 2012 at 11:03 am

The leaders of the left are such charlatans about everything, it becomes second nature to assume an identity for identity politics reasons.

Then they naturally become fluent in condemning anyone that questions their bodacious lies. “How dare you question my integrity”

But there it is in print … not “might be slightly Cherokee” … not “would like to meet some real Cherokees”… no Elizabeth and Bruce are both “CHEROKEE”.

    and the right never lies

      Midwest Rhino in reply to Sobpol. | July 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      The left is in a whole ‘nuther Orwellian league.

      Simpson Bowles come up with some ideas, get shut down completely. But the flowery Obama promises just get bigger.

      Ryan at least addresses the big issues … Democrats run an ad that he is pushing grandma off the cliff, though his plan doesn’t touch anyone over 55. Total lie.

      Obama offers a budget of lies, that gets zero Democrat votes. So Reid just offers no budget. Democrats dare Republicans to run on being fiscally responsible, since they are running on class warfare and redistribution of wealth.

      There are plenty of lies, but buying votes with promises of free stuff is the Democrat game. And the resultant deficits are unpatriotic and irresponsible, to quote Obama.

      ln the 19th century the white man took their land. ln the 20th & 21st liberals look to take a piece of their soul. Thats ok , thats what liberals do , take.

    Cassie in reply to Midwest Rhino. | July 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    What you said is true as far as it goes…but Elizabeth Warren went further.

    It’s not uncommon for certain lefties to self-consciously ‘ethnicize’ their names in order to claim some sort of non-WASP identity. One example that comes to mind is Rosebud Denovo, who was shot to death by Oakland police after she broke into the home of the Chancellor of UC Berkeley armed with a machete. Rosebud’s real name was Laura Miller, not nearly as ‘appropriate’ for a radical activist.

    What Elizabeth Warren did was far worse – she didn’t change her name to add an ethnic tinge to her identity; she lied and identified herself as a documented Cherokee in order to cut the line for job hiring. As a white woman from Oklahoma with a law degree from a second-rate school, Warren didn’t have a chance. But as a Cherokee, well….that’s another story entirely.

    So now she sits at Harvard with a $350,000 a year job, due to the fact that she lied about her ethnic background. Nice work if you are willing to sell your soul.

listingstarboard | July 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

The Progressive left practices their own version of Taqqiya.

LukeHandCool | July 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

Somewhere Ward Churchill is blushing.

Darwin Akbar | July 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Those Native Americans were sure amazing people – although they were busy being Concerned Environmentalists, they still have time to invent soy sauce and develop the art of the “Oriental Stir-fry”! Pow wow chow indeed!

In fairness, he does have high cheekbones. It’s a natural assumption. 😉

SoCA Conservative Mom | July 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm

The Pow Wow Chow cookbook is rather confusing. I’m off to check my favorite Chinese cookbook, it may have an authentic Chinese recipe for Haggis.

Hmmm….I wonder if he checked the Native American box to get preferential treatment in his hiring at Harvard just like his squaw did????

These democrats and liberals have no shame.

Misnamed. Should be Occidental Beef Stir Fry. After all, OK is in the west.

I prefer to think of her as She-lies-a-bit Warren.

Here is a fine song about American Indians sung by Buffy Sainte-Marie called “Now that the Buffalo’s Gone.” Warren likely heard it when she was in high school in the 1960s.

Here is another song written in the early 1970s that talks about being part-Cherokee and leaving Oklahoma. It is called “Sweet America.” This version is from 1976. It is also sung by Sainte-Marie. Warren might have heard this while she was studying at Rutgers or teaching in Texas. Warren had likely not yet hatched the scam to get into two Ivy League law schools beginning in the 1980s.

Now in fairness, Mann doesn’t actually state any claim as author for the recipe. It may be that he simply submitted the recipe he had seen elsewhere and couldn’t site a reference.

It is a little known fact that Jefferson did the same thing with the Declaration of Independence. It was actually first published in an earlier edition of “Pow Wow Chow” and the rest is history. Of course, Jefferson was also Cherokee…

Henry Hawkins | July 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Falsely claiming Cherokee heritage is only half of Elizabeth Warren’s crime. In doing so, she denigrated and turned her back on her African American heritage.

LukeHandCool | July 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Abalone Cherokee Baloney with Corn

Add insult to 1/32 cup white maize battered mercilessly, and very lightly brown to a honey blonde shade of white on both maternal and married sides. Garnish with eagle feathers and Oklahoma Ocean Crab shell beads.

Pairs well with Absolut Bison sh*t.

Guaranteed to convince your Wonder Bread white, mystically indigenous foodie followers of wannabe color.

TrooperJohnSmith | July 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Y’all just don’t get it, do you? This recipe just shows how deep and ancient are Lizzy’s Cherokee roots! Don’t you know that the Indians migrated from what is now the Asian mainland? This recipe is obviously thousands of years old and predates the land-bridge migration of the ancient People. This also explains those ancient Indian tales about eating some their ancestral foods, and being hungry again just a half hour later. Amazing…

memomachine | July 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

You know I always wondered where we Asians got soy sauce.

Next thing you know it’ll turn out the Huron were responsible for first growing bok choy.

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