These links will take you to sites we have visited and have
found to have substantial or unique information relating to the Iowa Tribe. We
also include links for the general public to the websites of Iowa tribal
members if they request it.
I. Iowa Tribal Members Home Pages
Iowa Tribal Government / BIA Official Websites
III. Museums / Cultural
Sites related to the Ioway People
IV. Other Useful Sites (Native,
[For tribal contacts / addresses, see this site's pages on either The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and
Nebraska or The Iowa Tribe of
- Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma : The
tribe's official website covers general information, council members,
cultural projects, and tribal services and businesses.
- Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska : No official website yet. Visit the Casino website for contact information at http://casinowwhitecloud.org.
- BIA (Bureau of
Indian Affairs) : General information on enrollment, laws, etc. with
information on the Agencies that deal with the Kansas-Nebraska (Horton
Agency) and Oklahoma Iowas (Shawnee Agency). *NOTE: The BIA link is no longer functional. Instead this is now a link to the Department of the Interior.
- Jimm GoodTracks' Ioway, Otoe-Missouria (Baxoje-Jiwere-Ņut^achi) Language Website. Information on the Ioway, Otoe-Missouria culture, language and educational tools. His dictionary is also housed at the Kansas State Historical Society website.
- Native American
Heritage Museum : Run by the Kansas State Historical Society, this
museum is located in Highland, Kansas, about 10 miles from White Cloud. It
was built in what was the historic Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission, and now has a
variety of exhibits that cover the original tribes of Kansas, the immigrant
tribes of Kansas, and the contemporary mix of Indian and white cultures in
the area. (Note: This link is currently dead.)
- Living History Farms : Located in Des
Moines, Iowa, this outdoor museum has a re-imagined/recreated Ioway Village
from about 1700, with bark houses and native crop gardens.
- Iowa's Cultural
Heritage : Information from the
Office of the State Archeologist of Iowa, on the archeology of Iowa, the
original homelands of the Iowa Tribe. Especially note the sections called "Oneota
Culture" and "Historic
- For the best, most complete site on the ancestral Ioway-Otoe, check out
Larry Zimmerman's Oneota Archaeology,
with Oneota bibliography and database (more from the U of Iowa) (Note: This link is currently broken. Hoping to update.)
- Lisa Mitten's Native
American Sites : One of the best jumping-off points for exploring other
tribes and Indian resources on the Internet.
- Native American
Indian Resources: My all-time favorite site in terms of Indian content!
It was done by Paula Giese, who passed on in 1997, but there is nothing else
like it on the Web! This site has info on everything Indian: native maps,
stories, authors, art, astronomy, herbal knowledge, food, health, books,
stuff for schoolteachers, games, and the like. Kudos to thise who are
keeping this site up in her memory!
- There are two websites about the town of
White Cloud. Both are interesting, and have excellent photos of many
of the houses and buildings of the town.
WhiteCloud On Line and WhiteCloud on Line (Yahoo Club). To view photos on the yahoo site you have to join the club, but it is
free, and the photos are worth it.
- Introduction to the
American Indian Movement (AIM): 101: Get past the rumors and learn about
AIM and Indian resistance on Jordan
Dill's enormously useful site
If you come across any other sites with useful information on
the Iowa Tribe, or you are an Iowa tribal member and would like a link to your
site from this page, email me with the
Ioway-Otoe Yahoo Club (open)
Join the new Ioway-Otoe Yahoo Club (for both tribal members and nonmembers). You will need to register at Yahoo for access (not my requirement, it's Yahoo's since the service is free).
The Ioway Tribal Members List is open to Ioway tribal members only. To join, please email Lance Foster.