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For many of the Irish, clinging to their faith when all else seemed lost, this was a dreadful proposition. While the amount was small, this extraordinary gift from a people who were themselves terribly impoverished has never been forgotten.
Inthe th anniversary of that gesture, a group of Irish people walked alongside members of the Chokraw Nation along the mile Trail of Tears in reverse, back to the Choctaw homeland. People living in the cities of Dublin, Cork and Belfast and in the larger towns were less dependant than the rural population on the potato and had been relatively unaffected by events prior to But as the famine wore on towns became Woman fucking for Modesto with those fleeing the countryside and in search of food.
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They gathered in tenement areas but without money or work they found little refuge or escape and were ill equipped for life in a town. They brought with them diseases, mainly Typhus, Dysentery and Cholera, which few, in their weakened state, could withstand. Disease rather than hunger now became the primary killer, and disease took its toll in urban as well as rural areas.
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During the years of the famine, between and the Irish population fell from over 8 million to about 6.
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