Creek Indians donate $180,000 to cover funeral costs for 23 Alabama tornado victims

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/08/creek-indians-donate-180000.html

Recent tornado killed 23 in tiny town on Alabama-Georgia border, including 4 children, and 7 people from one family.

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Good on them. Frequently Native Americans get the very short end of the economic stick; major props to them being charitable because they can.

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This is an incredibly kind, generous, and wonderful act! It’s stuff like this that help me keep my faith in my fellow man.

If you’re interested in the history of this particular Creek Band, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, here is their website:

http://pci-nsn.gov/westminster/index.html

These were people who stayed after the Trail of Tears, and despite pressure to abandon their ways, kept them going. They were eventually recognized as sovereign Indian Nation, and are able to be so generous to their neighbors because of their economic activities (Casinos, mostly).

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