Category Archives: Kishkekosh

The History of the Butterfly, Part 126: More from Boston

This etching of Faneuil Hall in Boston is identified as being from the 1830’s by Wikimedia commons because of additions made to the structure, in spite of the date written on the etching. More from the November 11, 1837 Niles … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly Part 125: The Indians in Boston

The November 11, 1837 edition of Nile’s National Register  contains an account of the group of Sac and Fox Indians in Boston.  I have quoted part of this account previously. More to follow…

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History of the Butterfly, Part 46: Poweshiek and the Parkers

Did Poweshiek have a connection to the people (Henry and Helen Parker) who discovered and named a butterfly after him? The Parkers lived in Poweshiek County.  Poweshiek was probably still very much a character in the minds of the early … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly Part 7: Removal of Kiskekosh

A number of the histories of counties and cities in the state of Iowa have stories about Kishkekosh, but most are variations of the same three stories.  One describes Kishkekosh’s attentive but failed attempts at the table manners of sophisticated … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly Part 6: Another View of Kishkekosh

“Keokuk received Captain Allen with superb dignity, and at once the march to the council tent began.  Keokuk, the magnificent, kingly of mien and stature, headed the procession robed in his most regal costume, and attended by a retinue as gorgeous … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 5: More Kishkekosh

“Kish-ke-kosh was regarded among his tribe as the clown and wit, and in the journey to the East he did not forget to display his humor and sarcasm.  The Indians descended the Mississippi to the mouth of the Ohio by … Continue reading

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