Fauxcahontas: White female scholars keep pretending to be Native American


A headline Jan. 24 in the New York Post trumpeted: “‘Native American’ novelist praised by GMA, NYT accused of being a ‘Pretendian.’”

It tells the story of Erika Wurth, an English professor at Western Illinois University, whose claims to Native American ancestry have been meticulously debunked by activists and researchers even as the scholar maintains her claims.

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