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  • Ted Sojka
    The big settlement of the Mesquakie in Iowa is at the town of Tama. This group had been removed from the State to the West years ago, but came back and began
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      The big settlement of the Mesquakie in Iowa is at the town of Tama.

      This group had been removed from the State to the West years ago, but
      came back and began purchasing contiguous pieces of land to form the
      settlement which is not a reservation in Iowa. They have a casino
      these days and it is profitable and they have built a museum and a
      fine high school building.

      I have one friend living down there named Don Walker. I am sure
      there is a web page for that tribe.

      The group of first nation people had the famous leader named Black
      Hawk who fought a valiant attmept to reoccupy the land where his
      ancestors were buried along the Rock River in what is now Illinois.
      President Jackson honored him at the White HOuse and treated him as a
      leader of a nation, with respect and dignity. The accounts of his
      speeches and views on the Americans a well written and he was known
      for his oratory. There is a published biography in most libraries.

      I am not familiar with the St. Joseph region except for driving
      through it. It is one place mentioned in the journals of Lewis and
      Clark.

      If you have any information on the mounds down there beyond what you
      sent that are photos, I would like to see them.

      Ted Sojka
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