, 2023-01-17 08:51:44,
Like every other place in the United States, Iowa’s history was written long before it became part of the United States by many Native groups. Today, however, there is only one official Native settlement in Iowa: the Meskwaki Settlement. Based in the small town of Tama, there are always opportunities to learn about Meskwaki culture through the small museum on the grounds. Once a year, however, curious and respectful visitors can experience culture like never before: by visiting the Meskwaki Powwow, a four-day cultural festival in Iowa in which Meskwaki natives participate in traditional rites and dances. Apart from beautiful performances, the natives also organize a festival with vendors selling food and handmade crafts. There’s no better way to discover the traditions of Iowa’s first citizens than by sharing them as welcome guests.
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