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History of the Butterfly, Part 51: How Poweshiek Became a Chief

Poweshiek became a civil chief of the Meskwakie by default, in a way.  He was of the wrong clan to inherit the position.  He was recommended for the position by his sister after most of the council died.  He became … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 49: A Sporting Event

The following spring, Zebulon started the return trip from the middle of what became Minnesota to St. Louis.  When he got to an area north of Dubuque he witnessed a sporting event. While the Sioux and Meskwaki were later described as mortal enemies, … Continue reading

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