Kirwan, Padraig. 2020. Introduction. In: LeAnne Howe and Padraig Kirwan, eds. Famine Pots: The Choctaw Irish Gift Exchange 1847-Present. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press, xix-xxxv. ISBN 9781611863697 [Book Section]

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The remarkable story of the gift sent by the Choctaw to the Irish in 1847 is one that is often told and remembered by people in both nations. Famine Pots came to life in the bid to honor that extraordinary gift, and to provide some context and consideration; it has long been our intention to examine what might be called the deep ecology of the relationship between the Choctaw and the Irish. We hope that this book initiates conversations and considerations, not least because we believe that this connection deserves further, sustained attention.

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19 September 2019Accepted
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