Tribal Directory Locations: Iowa

<p>Iowa was home to about 17 different Native tribes throughout history, including the Sauk, Sioux, Ioway, Meskwaki, Oto, Potawatomi, and Missouri peoples. In fact, the Sauk and Meskwaki were the largest and most powerful tribes in the Upper Mississippi Valley for several years. Native tribes in Iowa often traveled to nearby states to gather materials for domestic articles, tap maple trees, and hunt for food. However, when European settlers discovered the nutrient-rich soil in Iowa, they forced every Native tribe out of the state by 1850. That said, settlers drove Native communities out of their homelands into areas like eastern Wisconsin, Kansas, or western Illinois. Today, there’s only one federally recognized tribe in Iowa, the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi Iowa (known as the Meskwaki Nation). </p>

Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa