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Irish and the Indians. Choctaws helped starving Irish in 1847 – this act shaped tribal culture.  The Choctaw people have a history of helping others – one of the best examples is the $170 that was given to the Irish in 1847 during the potato famine. To realize the beauty and generosity of this story, one has to understand what a challenging couple of decades this had been for the Indian people.

Irish and the Indians. Choctaws helped starving Irish in 1847 – this act shaped tribal culture. The Choctaw people have a history of helping others – one of the best examples is the $170 that was given to the Irish in 1847 during the potato famine. To realize the beauty and generosity of this story, one has to understand what a challenging couple of decades this had been for the Indian people.

Top 10 most shameful events in American history ...and guess what? The effects are still being felt today. Some tribes (Lakota et al.) have formally declared that they are retaking territories they once owned since the US Government has so blatantly broken the treaties over and over.  They even mint their own money and invite anyone who wishes to be a part of their nation to come join them.

Top 10 most shameful events in American history ...and guess what? The effects are still being felt today. Some tribes (Lakota et al.) have formally declared that they are retaking territories they once owned since the US Government has so blatantly broken the treaties over and over. They even mint their own money and invite anyone who wishes to be a part of their nation to come join them.

I am Indian  "If you have one drop of Indian blood in your veins, then you are Indian."  Black Elk, Lakota (Sioux)

I am Indian "If you have one drop of Indian blood in your veins, then you are Indian." Black Elk, Lakota (Sioux)

Apache Girl's Ceremonial Two Piece Puberty Dress, 20th c., composed of beaded hide with long fringe, with steel studs, conchos, and tin cones, consisting of a top and skirt, along with a beaded cravat and a pair of beaded hide boots, Top- H.- 32 in., Skirt- H.- 32in

Apache Girl's Ceremonial Two Piece Puberty Dress, 20th c., composed of beaded hide with long fringe, with steel studs, conchos, and tin cones, consisting of a top and skirt, along with a beaded cravat and a pair of beaded hide boots, Top- H.- 32 in., Skirt- H.- 32in

Rath & Wright's buffalo hide yard in 1878, showing 40,000 buffalo hides. Europeans saw this land as a moneymaking resource for a long time, instead of a home.  It was a home to the First Peoples.

Rath & Wright's buffalo hide yard in 1878, showing 40,000 buffalo hides. Europeans saw this land as a moneymaking resource for a long time, instead of a home. It was a home to the First Peoples.

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