15 January 2013

Ireland & England Potato Famine 1845 - 1852 Ottoman EMpire & Chowtaw Nation Came to their Aid !!!

This Great Famine wiped 

Out 1 million or more people In Ireland & England.

Had great devastation of the people, especially poor families & caused migration. 
 Migration to England as well to the New World.
During this famine the Government did not block exports. 
 In fact it even increased exports of potatoes.
 The poor pheasant farmer life was one of desperation  
 There were of course other factors besides the "Blight", exports & greed that contributed to the effects of the famine.

I was very pleased and surprised to learn that when others around the world heard of the plight of the people.  That there were others that wanted to help the Irish people even though 
their own government would not.

Great Famine 1842-1852, Irish Farmers, Ireland, Ancestors, Ancestors, England, Ireland, Potato Famine, Ottoman Empire, Choctaw Nation,

First was from the: 

"*Ottoman aid

According to legend, in 1845, Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid declared his intention to send £10,000 to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000, because she herself had sent only £2,000. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also sent three ships full of food. According to Abdullah Aymaz in an article in The Fountain magazine, the British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour and was left there by Ottoman sailors.[73][74] Uncertainty remains regarding the story as shipping records relating to the port at this time appear not to have survived.[75]

Then The:

From Native American Choctaw People

In 1847, midway through the Great Irish Famine (1845–1849), a group of Native American Choctaws collected money and sent it to help starving Irish men, women and children. "It had been just 16 years since the Choctaw people had experienced the Trail of Tears, and they had faced starvation... It was an amazing gesture." according to Judy Allen, editor of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's newspaper, Bishinik, based at the Oklahoma Choctaw tribal headquarters in Durant, Oklahoma. To mark the 150th anniversary, eight Irish people retraced the Trail of Tears,[76] and the donation was publicly commemorated by President Mary Robinson." "

*Found information at Wikipedia you can read more on Wikipedia

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