The effectiveness of that branding was evident in a CNN interview with New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who claims to be a direct descendant of Pocahontas and to have the family ancestry documented. Pocahontas allegedly was Shaheen’s 11th Great Grandmother.
CNN raise the Pocahontas ancestry with Shaheen, and then dropped the bomb, whether Shaheen had mentioned it to Elizabeth Warren:
Q. Have you told Elizabeth Warren?
A. Kind of a sensitive topic, so probably not.