Daily Archives: September 21, 2010

History of the Butterfly, Part 17: Death of the White Cloud

The prisoner escaped from the territorial prison.  (Are we starting to see a trend here?)  That prisoner teamed up with another individual, and hunted down Mahaska.  He had been hunting and was camped along the Nodaway River.  Then they murdered him. … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 16: Mahaska the Elder

McKinney recorded that Mahaska escaped from the prison.  He doesn’t say how, or why no one came to take him back. Mahaska went back to his village, which apparently was where the town of Iowaville, Iowa once stood.  Don’t try to … Continue reading

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