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History of the Butterfly, Part 54: Mahaska Speaks

If you have been following this story you may remember Mahaska (the elder). Mahaska seems to have had only a minor role at the conference, but his words are interesting. Man-hoo-skaw (White Cloud), Ioway—My Father!  My heart is glad and … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 25: Mahaska in Europe–summary

In 1844-1845 the Sauk and Fox (Meskwaki) were preparing to leave Iowa, finally having ceded the rest of what became of the state to the United States Government.  Mahaska II and a small group of Ioway Indians were touring Europe … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 19: Mahaska goes to Europe

George Catlin partnered with P. T. Barnum to set up an Indian show in Europe.  It featured his paintings, some items that would be of interest to spectators (like weapons) and troops of Native American actors. The group of Ioways … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 14: Mahaska

One of the things about living in Iowa is that we have some unique names for places.  Those places are named for people.  I grew up in Mahaska County and went to North Mahaska schools.  I knew that Mahaska County … Continue reading

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