I don't think it was specific to Cherokee, but I do recall watching something about native Americans originating from one of the lost tribes of Israel. I just wish warren would cut the crap, stop hiding behind family legend and stop trying to convince people that she had no idea she was reported as a minority. Harvard didn't know her family legends and she clearly doesn't look anything other than white, so the only way for them to report her as a minority is if she told them she is one. She used her alleged Cherokee status with absolutely no evidence that she is Cherokee. If this doesn't highlight the flaws with affirmative action hiring and quotas; then, I don't know what does. I know I've said this before, but even if her claim is true she has no right to expect special treatment and advancement because of something that happened more than a 150 years ago. It's an insult to the people who really suffered to try and profit from it now. We all have family stories and legends. Some of them are true, some of them are embellishments of the truth, and others are pure fantasy. I'm working with someone who claimed a link to the founding of West Point and some very prominent military figures. It's a great story, but a simple look at dates and historical events shows that at least half of the legend can't possibly be true. Sure it would be awesome if all our family legends were completely true and every one of us was related to a great general, a president, royalty or a famous explorer. Most of us had normal ancestors who did ordinary things which sometimes made them extraordinary people, but they weren't famous.