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A Debt Not Forgotten


When the Great Famine struck Ireland in the 1840's members of the Choctaw Nation, a native American tribe from Oklahoma sent $170 dollars to Ireland to help alleviate the suffering. The Choctaw people who had been forced from their own lands identified with the struggle the Irish were facing with the British presence in Ireland. Some 170 years later when COVID-19 hit, it was Ireland's turn to return the favor.


Enjoy this story courtesy of NBC.




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