Native Americans

The Meskwaki Tribe calls Iowa home now, but this hasn't always been the case. Check out where they've moved over time.

The Meskwaki people who live in Iowa now have ancestors who were some of the first people to have lived in the area that we call Iowa! Learn about the ways that the Meskwaki Tribe is unique from and similar to all other Iowans.

Plants serve different purposes in the daily life of the Meskwaki Tribe. From food, to mats, to a variety of other purposes, knowledge about uses for natural resources are learned by Meskwaki as they go about their daily routines. Check it out!

What is a powwow? Who is invited? What does it mean? Check out why the Meskwaki Tribe celebrates with a powwow!

Music is an important part of life in the Meskwaki Tribe. These songs are passed down from generation to generation, taught to kids from a young age for a lot of different purposes. Check out these songs!

The Meskwaki are not the only Native American tribe who live in Iowa. Rather, many different tribes have inhabited the state over time; and some still do! This display at the Iowa State Capitol was created to shine a light on the heritage of Native Iowans. Check it out!


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