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Ireland / Potato Famine / Choctaw Indians #128784

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 26, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(County Mayo: Hilary Bowker) Reenactment of the 1849 trek in Dulough, Ireland, during the Great Potato Famine as part of the modern campaign against hunger featured; scenes shown. [The Great Famine Project Don MULLEN - says the potato famine was like an atomic bomb here.] Decimation of the American Choctaw Indians during 1831 Trail of Tears march recalled. [Choctaw nation Chief Hollis ROBERTS - says our tragedies paralleled.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Simpson, Carole

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