The story begins in 1831, when the Choctaw people were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands in Mississippi.
A few years later, Choctaws learned of people starving in Ireland. Only sixteen years had passed since the Choctaws had faced hunger and death on the first Trail of Tears and a great empathy was felt when they heard such a similar tale coming from across the ocean.
Individual Choctaws collected and donated $170 in 1847 to assist the Irish people.
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