- What took place on July 13, 1857?
- Why would this purchase make a difference for the Meskwaki tribe?
Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, pp. 4, 13 July 1857
As printed in "Proclamation Day Brochure," a publication of the Meskwaki tribe to commemorate those who defied orders to relocate to "Indian Territory" and remained in Iowa, the brochure tells the laws, treaties, resolutions and official statements on the relocation - or non-relocation of some members - of the Sac and Fox tribes in Iowa. In this way, the brochure chronicles legal injunctions placed upon the Meskwaki people. This particular story was a recollection by David Butler as to the land bargaining process.