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The History of Butterfly, Part 120: News from the Seminole War

In 1837, our group of Sac and Fox Indians from Iowa went to Washington for a treaty conference.  At that time, the U. S. policy of Indian Removal was in full force.  The papers were full of news about various … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 53: The Treaty Negotiations

In July of 1830 a council was held in order to negotiate a peace treaty between the United States and a number of the warring tribes.  As with a number of these councils, the representatives of the United States took … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 50: Fast Forward 20 Years.

Our story picks up slightly more than 20 years later.  By this time, Dubuque had died and the mines had been shut down.  The War of 1812 had involved a number of Sauk and Meskwaki individuals–some fighting on the British … Continue reading

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