Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

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Sac and Fox Tribe
of the Mississippi in Iowa
tribal flag
Total population
Regions with significant populations
United States United States (Iowa Iowa)
English, Sauk, Fox
Traditional tribal religion, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Sauk, Meskwaki, Kickapoo, and other Algonquian peoples

The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is one of three federally recognized Native American tribes of Sac and Meskwaki (Fox) peoples. Their name for themselves is Meskwaki. They are Algonquian peoples and Eastern Woodland culture.[2]

Government and economic development[edit]

The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is headquartered in Tama, Iowa. They are governed by a seven-person council and oversee over 7,000 acres (28 km2) of land. In 2005, they established a tribal court system and a tribal law enforcement in 2006.[1] The tribe publishes the Meskwaki Nation Times, a bi-monthly newspaper for enrolled tribal members, which is a member of the Native American Journalists Association.[3]

The tribe operates the Meskwaki Trading Post, Meskwaki Bingo Casino, Prime Cut Steakhouse, Full House Cafe, Food Arcade and the Jackpot Buffet, and the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, with 400 guest rooms, all located outside Tama, Iowa.[4]

The current tribal council is:

  • Chairman: Frank Black Cloud
  • Vice-Chairman: Travis Davenport
  • Treasurer: Tony Waseskuk
  • Secretary: Eric R. Kapayou
  • Council Member: Paul Timberwolf
  • Council Member: Donald Wanatee Sr.
  • Council Member: Judith Youngbear-Bender.[1]


The tribe organized in 1934 under the Indian Reorganization Act.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sac & Fox Tribe." Meskwaki Nation. (retrieved 11 April 2010)
  2. ^ "Tribal History." Sac & Fox Casino. (retrieved 11 April 2010)
  3. ^ "Meswaki Nation Times." Meskwaki Nation. (retrieved 11 April 2010)
  4. ^ "Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel." 500 Nations. (retrieved 11 April 2010)

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