This is so interesting but also amazing. How the Choctaw helped the Irish overseas but then held slaves in America. Well I am thankful that they did for my Irish ancestors of course appreciate it. Thanks for blogging this Dick Eastman with the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter, it is always my pleasure to share and acknowledge your information and commitment to genealogy.
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In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man’s skin,—seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.
Some people don’t settle on a name for their child until they see that wrinkly, smooshed little face. Some name their children in the womb. Yet others have names picked for their children before they are even old enough to… 540 more words
In 1847, less than 16 years after the Trail of Tears, the all but penniless Choctaw Nation donated $170 – nearly $5,000 today – to complete strangers starving in the Irish Potato Famine. 154 more words