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Indigenous Iowans Day

tipi, mat lodge, and bark lodge at Ioway site


Saturday, September 24
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

An exploration of some of the indigenous history and culture that helped shape our state. All activities included with General Admission.

Schedule of activities:

  • Fire starting demonstration, 9:30 a.m., 1700 Ioway Farm
  • Dedication of Land Acknowledgment sign, Steven Blackbird, Umonhon, 10 a.m., 1700 Ioway Farm
  • Make a keychain, Steven Blackbird, Umonhon (while supplies last; recommended for ages 5+), 10:30 a.m.–
    2 p.m., Visitor Center
  • Make a dream catcher, Irma Wilson-White, Elder of the Winnebago Tribe (limited to 20 participants; first come, first served), 2 p.m., Visitor Center
  • Flint knapping, all day, 1700 Ioway Farm
  • Grinding corn, all day, 1700 Ioway Farm
  • Traditional games, all day, 1700 Ioway Farm
  • Foodways demonstrations, morning, 1700 Ioway Farm
  • Finger weaving demonstrations, afternoon, 1700 Ioway Farm

Note as you plan your day: You must ride the tractor cart to reach the 1700 Ioway Farm. Carts depart roughly every 20 minutes, and the ride to the 1700 site takes about 20 minutes.


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Lois Strickler Memorial Endowment

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