- What picture do the writer’s words paint of the land the Meskwaki were removed from? Justify your answer with textual evidence.
- What did the Meskwaki do after they purchased land on the Iowa River?
- Using evidence from the text, describe the relationship the Meskwaki had with white settlers.
- Why does the author say soldiers were present near the Meskwaki settlement? What does that imply about the relations between the American Indians and the U.S. government?
Doe, John, "The Musquakas of Tama County," The Annals of Iowa, 1870. Courtesy of University of Iowa Libraries and Archives