Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Four Iowa women in White Cloud, Kansas, 1974
|Regions with significant populations|
| United States
( Kansas and Nebraska)
|traditional tribal religion, Christianity, Native American Church|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Iowa people, Otoe, Missoria|
The Iowa Reservation is located in Richardson County in southeastern Nebraska and Brown and Doniphan Counties in northeastern Kansas. It spans 1,500 acres of checkerboard lands, alternating between tribal and non-Native ownership.
The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska is headquartered in White Cloud, Kansas. The tribe is governed by a five-member council. The current administration is as follows.
- Chairperson: Tim Rhodd
- Vice-Chairperson: Coreena Adkins
- Treasurer: Rachel Kent
- Secretary: Tony Fee
- Council: Robbie Craig.
The Iowa originally lived near the Great Lakes. In the 17th century, Iowa people lived in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. During the 1820s and 1830s, the tribe signed numerous treaties with the US federal government and were assigned a reservation near the Great Nemaha River near the Kansas–Nebraska border in 1836.
In the 1870s, the tribe split into two groups, and the Southern Ioway moved to Indian Territory, while the Northern Ioway remained in Kansas and Nebraska. They ratified their constitution and by-laws on February 26, 1937.
- Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1
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