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Ioway Native North Americans, whose language belongs to the Siouan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock; also called the Ioway. They, with the Missouri, the Omaha, the Oto, and the Ponca, are thought to have once formed part of the Winnebago people in their primal home N of the Great Lakes. Iowa culture was that of the Eastern Woodlands area with some Plains area traits. In 1700 the Iowa, separated from the parent nation, lived in Minnesota. Their population in 1760 was some 1,100. In 1804, according to Lewis and Clark, the Iowa lived on the Platte River and there were some 800, smallpox having reduced the population. In 1824 they ceded all their lands in Missouri and in 1836 were assigned a reservation in NE Kansas. Some of them later moved to central Oklahoma, and in 1890 land was allotted to them in severalty. See A. B. Skinner, Ethnology of the Ioway Indians (1926).

Baxoje Ukich'e: The Ioway Nation  - http://www.ioway.org
Information on history, culture, language, and genealogy, as well as current situation. Includes both the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska and the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma.

Baxoje Ukiche (Ioway Nation) Literature  - http://www.indigenouspeople.org/natlit/ioway.htm
A traditional story and a poem partially in the Ioway language.

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma  - http://www.cowboy.net/~iowa
Official site for the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, with information on the tribal government, programs, and history.

Native Nations of Iowa: Ioway  - http://www.nativenations.com/iowa/ia_iowa.html
Information about Ioway history and culture.