The logic behind it, Warren explained was that, growing up in Oklahoma, she'd always been told of her family's Native American roots - but the claims had been used against her by Republicans during her successful 2012 Senate campaign.
"Yeah, well, you know, I'm glad you asked that question".
In a commentary published by the Huffington Post, Cherokee Nation member Rebecca Nagle writes, "She [Warren] has had ample opportunity to make her mistake of falsely claiming to be Cherokee - both as a law professor and, more awkwardly, as a cookbook plagiarist - a minor issue in 2020".
"Campaigns should not be for sale", she said at a stop in western Iowa.
Officers say he tried to hit a Warren supporter with the banner and was taken into custody. But that hasn't stopped Trump, who continues to taunt her as "Pocahontas".
Pledging to forsake corporate contributions if she runs for president, Warren challenged her Democratic competitors to do likewise. "I think she's guilty of claiming she's been American Indian, but had no proof ... and then using it ... for political reasons ... that was all wrong but she did that this whole time".
At a rally in Sioux City, a questioner asked Warren, "Senator Warren ..." "I didn't pick this fight because it poll-tested".
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's first presidential campaign foray to this early voting state merged the economic views she has honed for years and the lesson learned by successful Democratic candidates in the midterm elections two months ago.
Missing from Warren's overarching presentation were the micro issues that are of particular interest to Iowa.
"A spokesperson for Warren said the senator was referring to her grandchildren with whom she had spent the holidays", the Washington Examiner reported. "Being shrill with them is I think entirely appropriate".
Senator Warren encouraged Iowans to be diligent this election by lobbying for values they feel are best for the country.
If Eliason has anything to say about it, Warren needs to keep coming to Iowa if she wants to be a force here.
During the trip, which crossed through the rolling, brown Iowa fields, Warren seemed to enjoy the enthusiastic crowds. Warren raised her hands in the air and did a little kick to show her moves.
The Warren campaign tweeted out a two-minute, 20-second video of the crowd line in Des Moines on Saturday, which was significantly longer than the Council Bluffs line of Friday.
"I'm impressed", Schmedinghoff said after hearing from Warren. "The good news is, nevertheless, I persist".
Minnesota voter Jim Reinertson drove to Sioux City see Warren and praised her avoidance of the president, who he scathingly referred to as "Individual One". Getz asked. "Do you have someone in mind?"
Warren avoided not only mentions of Trump but also other potential Democratic candidates, by name at least. Speaking without notes, she refined her stump speech and took audience questions with the enthusiasm of a social studies teacher.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday faced questions related to the results of a DNA test she took previous year while stumping in Iowa for her first trip since running for president.
"I am not a citizen of a tribe". " The move shows the MA senator is now certain to make campaign finance reform a central tenet of her run - an idea which is already beginning to draw anger within her own party".
And after three days in Iowa, as Warren and her aides walked briskly through a sports bar to head for a flight from Des Moines to Boston, people began to cheer.