Chief Poweshiek of the Mesquakie (a.k.a. Fox Indians) translated his name as “the roused bear” most of the time–the exception being when he sat for a portrait painted by Charles Bird King.
I have a website dedicated to a butterfly which was discovered in Grinnell, Iowa and described by a poet. The butterfly is Oarisma poweshiek, or the Poweshiek skipper.
The website can be found at
I intend to have frequent short posts, with an occasional longer one.
Although a lot of the posts will be of a biological nature, I am not a professional biologist. I am a government bureaucrat.
Hope you enjoy this site.