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How a small American Indian tribe came to give an incredible gift to Irish famine sufferers

In the winter of 1847, the people of Ireland were suffering from a devastating famine.

  • Padraig Kirwan
  • The Conversation

Meanwhile, members of the Choctaw Nation of American Indians, one of the five great southern tribes of the United States, met in a small town in Indian Territory called Skullyville.

There, members of the tribe discussed the experiences of the Irish poor.

Gef 2bIt was proposed that they would gather what monies they could spare.

This wasn’t going to be much in the wake of their recent removal from their tribal homelands east of the Mississippi River.

Ultimately, they collected US$170, a…

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