Warren’s great-great-great grandfather was a member of a militia unit which participated in the round-up of the Cherokees in the prelude to the Trail of Tears.Don't you hate when that happens?
Now, I have no Native American in my background, but a great aunt of mine--my maternal grandmother's older sister--did have distinctly Asian features, so maybe way back in that family branch someone was raped by one of Genghis Khan's marauders. Not that there's a box for that on any application--or any cachet--in that. My great aunt, along with the rest of my grandmother's family, was fortunate enough to escape from Kishinev just prior to the second great pogrom there, in 1905. (There had been a first one in 1903.) So Warren's discovery would be like me finding out that, blood-wise, my grandmother's family belonged to the rampaging Cossacks instead of the helpless Jews. Except, of course, that I never tried to gain any sort of advantage from the connection, and that it isn't four generations removed.