Meskwaki Settlement, Iowa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Meskwaki Settlement)
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 41°58′51″N 92°39′01″W / 41.98083°N 92.65028°W / 41.98083; -92.65028

1857 photograph of the "Mesquakie Indians responsible for the establishment of the Mesquakie Settlement."
Water tower, Meskwaki Settlement.

The Meskwaki Settlement is an unincorporated community in Tama County, Iowa, United States, west of Tama. It is often called "the Sett" by residents.[1] It is home to a sizable community of Meskwaki Indians, enrolled in the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, who maintain a tribal school, tribal courts, public works department, and police force. The settlement includes more than 8,000 acres (32 km2). There are about 1,300 members of the Meskwaki Tribe with about 800 living on the settlement; non-tribal members also live on the settlement.[2][3] A large Pow-Wow is held there each year.[4] The Meskwaki Casino Resort is located on the Settlement.[5] The settlement is located in parts of Indian Village Township, Toledo Township, Tama Township, and Columbia Township.