Elizabeth Warren Gains Approval for Casino in New Bedford
In a controversial move, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren got Massachusetts state senate approval to open a $500 million resort-style casino in New Bedford. The approval came in light of her newly discovered Mashpee Wampanoag heritage.
Warren had claimed Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage during her election campaign against Scott Brown in 2012, but has evolved her status to claim Mashpee Wampanoag heritage as well.
The only proof local journalists can find are stories she says she heard from family members as a child. Mashpee Wampanoag groups have demanded documentation of the candidate’s Native American ancestry, but Warren hasn’t delivered yet.
“I have vivid memories of my my great grandmother telling us stories of how her grandfather signed away New Bedford, Acushnet, Fairhaven, Dartmouth and Westport to a group of thirty-six settlers, “Said Warren. “I remember her mentioning the names John Cooke and Wamsutta.”
“We had everything worked out to develop a casino in Taunton, but now that is off.” Stated Mashpee Wampanoag representative Wuneekeesuq Numusees kah Neechayak. “What is she going to do next? Give us some Smallpox infested coats as compensation?”
The location is to be determined, but Warren has hinted at the Downtown Public Library or the entire downtown historic district. “New Bedford won’t need books or small businesses once the casino arrives,” stated Warren.