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Friendship between Ireland, tribes lives on in lacrosse
by Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today
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15 September 2020
On 15 September 2020 The Associated Press reported:
The Ireland Lacrosse team recently bowed out of the sport's top international tournament to open up a spot for the Iroquois Nationals. It's the latest in a series of gestures between the country and U.S. tribes that date back to 1847, when Choctaw leaders gave $170 to the Irish as their country battled a potato famine that resulted in the death of tens of thousands. Historians estimate today's value of the amount at roughly $5,000.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of culture, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
... The gift has inspired at least three visits between leaders of Choctaw and Ireland.
In May, hundreds of Irish donated to a fundraising campaign to help Navajo and Hopi families with supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The GoFundMe drive has grown to nearly $5.9 million since March 15.
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