The Choctaw have a special place in the hearts of Irish people. During the Great Famine of the 1800’s, when hunger was at its worst in the Emerald Isle, word of the people’s suffering reached the ears of the Choctaw people. Although these indigenous people were themselves suffering due to the vile policy of ethnic cleansing implemented by the US Federal government, which saw the Choctaw join the Trail of Tears, they still collected what they could and sent it to help the dying people of Ireland. Perhaps there can be no greater statement upon the decency of the Choctaw than this story of their inherent generosity. It could be argued that today, if the Choctaw were given the reins of power in the United States, then that place would be much the better for it, as would the rest of the world. Just a thought.
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