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Act of kindness kindles Choctaw-Ireland bond

 

The Kindred Spirits sculpture consists of nine stainless steel feathers and towers 20 feet in the air in Midleton, County Cork. The feathers, which form the shape of an empty bowl, commemorate a donation made by the Choctaw Nation to the starving Irish during the Great Famine. (Photo courtesy of Midleton Town Council)

By Chris Kopacz Special to Indian Country Today

Reprinted with permission from Indatin Country Media

The $170 donated by Choctaw leaders in 1847, or "Black '47," as the Irish who survived the rampant starvation, disease and exposure remembered it...



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