Native American Tribes of Iowa


Two Sessions: October 21, 28

Time: Saturdays, 10 AM-Noon

Location: Pleasant Hill Library, Pleasant Hill

Cost: $24

Class Limit:40


The course will provide an overview of the prehistoric tribes of Iowa, leading to an overview of Iowa’s historic tribes. An in-depth look at the Ioway Tribe will include topics such as food, housing, clothing, jobs, and recreation. The course will conclude with an overview of other tribes that made stops in Iowa.


Instructor Melinda Carriker received BA degrees in communication and earth science from the University of Northern Iowa. She was supervisor of the Ioway Farm at Living History Farms for 20 years. Melinda has spent many years researching the history of the Ioway Tribe, replicating the way they lived around 300 years ago. Over the years she has also been privileged to learn from current members of the Ioway and other tribes. Melinda, a member of the Central Iowa Circle of First Nations, loves to share her knowledge about the rich Native American culture that helped shape Iowa.




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