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Joel Roberts Poinsett: Namesake of the Poinsettia, Enslaver, Secret Agent and Perpetrator of the ‘Trail of Tears’

 San Diego Botanic Gdn – Dickinson Family Conservatory via Wikimedia Commons By Lindsay Schakenbach Regele / The Conversation If people know the name Joel Roberts Poinsett today, it is likely because of the red and green poinsettia plant. In the late 1820s, while serving as the first ambassador from the U.S. to Mexico, Poinsett clipped samples of […]