- Dirt Main Street, Forest City
- Farm scene
- Des Moines Skyline
- Entertainment During the Depression
- Modern Farming
- Utopian Community
- Black community
- Native American Community
- Amana Community
- Buxton Community
You will need a program capable of playing Microsoft Silverlight files to view this video.
Download Microsoft Silverlight for free at www.microsoft.com.
Mesquakie Maintain Culture
This video player uses Microsoft Silverlight.
The Mesquakie’s tribal ownership of land is unique among American Indians. No other tribe has succeeded in making such an arrangement. Over the years the white man’s attempts to change the Mesquakie culture have not been very successful. Missionaries tried to convert them to Christianity in 1905, but most Mesquakie’s held on to their own religious beliefs.
(drums and singing)
A lot of the tribes have lost a lot of their ways, old Indian traditional ways. Young kids are starting to mix their languages. I’ll say maybe they’re using about 50 percent of English. They’re mixing the two languages together, that’s the way they talk nowadays. So there may come a day in the future when it’ll be all English; all the way through, so… That would be the—I could say—the ruination of our people. But right now we’re still on, we’re doing all right.
Iowa Pathways: Iowa History Resources for Students and Teachers
Home ~ My Path ~ Artifacts ~ Timeline ~ Quest ~ Teacher Resources ~ Project Information ~ SponsorsIowa Pathways © 2005 - 2015 Iowa Public Television