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Iowa History 101 - Red Earth Nation: A History of the Meskwaki Settlement

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Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 12:00 to 1:00pm
600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Register to join historian and author Eric Zimmer to learn about the history of the Meskwaki Settlement. In 1857, the Meskwaki ("Red Earth People") Nation purchased an eighty-acre parcel of land along the Iowa River. With that modest plot secured as a place to rest and rebuild after centuries of devastation and dispossession, the Red Earth People began to reclaim their homeland-an effort that Native nations continue to this day in what has recently come to be called the #Landback movement.

The Iowa History 101 webinars share Iowa stories and the history of the state through a cultural history lens on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Registration is required for each event and to receive a link to the recorded program.


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