In 1847 the Choctaw Indians, an indigenous and oppressed people in North America, sent money to Ireland to help the Irish famine victims. It was a total of $174, an awful lot of money then and worth about €10, 000 now, and worth millions more in terms of ratio to what they had and ultimate gave, that in the end their gift could only be called priceless.
“What an agreeable reflection it must give to the Christian and the philanthropist to witness this evidence of civilization and Christian spirit existing among our red neigbour. They are repaying the Christian world for bringing them out of their benighted ignorance and heathen barbarism. Not only by contributing a ‘few dollars’, (That $174) but by affording evidence that the labours of the Christian missionary have not been in vain.”