In the winter of 1847, the people of Ireland were suffering from a devastating famine.
- Padraig Kirwan
- The Conversation
Meanwhile, members of the Choctaw Nation of American Indians, one of the five great southern tribes of the United States, met in a small town in Indian Territory called Skullyville.
There, members of the tribe discussed the experiences of the Irish poor.
This wasn’t going to be much in the wake of their recent removal from their tribal homelands east of the Mississippi River.
Ultimately, they collected US$170, a…