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Sculpture marks Choctaw generosity to Irish famine victims

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Sculpture marks Choctaw generosity to Irish famine victims

Post Neon Knight on Mon 19 Jun - 22:35


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/europe



Native American Choctaw leaders have arrived in Ireland to unveil a sculpture celebrating the financial contribution made by the tribe to starving Irish people in 1847.

At the height of Ireland's Great Famine, Choctaws in southern states of the USA sent a donation of $170 (£111). An extraordinary whip-round, that would be tens of thousands of dollars today.

The sculpture Kindred Spirits stands in a park in the small town of Midleton, in east Cork.

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Re: Sculpture marks Choctaw generosity to Irish famine victims

Post Rumata on Tue 20 Jun - 7:43

It's interesting. I wonder what could be the motivation of the Choctaw to help the Irish.
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