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Grateful Irish honour their Famine debt to Choctaw tribe

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The generosity dates back to a gesture made in March 1847 when the Choctaw tribe heard of the Great Famine.

The generosity dates back to a gesture made in March 1847 when the Choctaw tribe heard of the Great Famine.

The generosity dates back to a gesture made in March 1847 when the Choctaw tribe heard of the Great Famine.

Funds for native American tribes who have been badly hit by coronavirus are flooding in from Ireland as they repay a debt dating back to the 19th-century famine.

At least 41 people have fallen victim to Covid-19 in the Navajo Nation, which straddles parts of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

The rise in cases is partly attributed to a water crisis.


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