Did You Know? 2022.

Honoring The Ioway Tribe Of Johnson County.

Elders in the Ioway Tribe have said that before white people came, no other nation could put a moccasin inside the land between the Missouri River and Mississippi River without the Ioway knowing about it.

In September 2022, nearly 200 years after the 1838 treaty that forced the tribe from the state, the Ioway people once again have land here in Iowa – seven acres in Johnson County!

Here at Our Iowa Heritage, we desire to help bridge the gap between people, while healing the wounds of the past. All Iowans have a long, rich history of being connected with this “Beautiful Land” that we call home. Our Native Iowan friends and neighbors share in that heritage and we are so excited when intentional acts of reconciliation occur. Here is one of those efforts. Enjoy this Iowa City Press-Citizen article from September 2022.


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