Our Mission Statement:
We are studying the process of dispossession of the Ioway, Missouria, and Otoe lands specifically in Adair County, which is a part of the larger Midwest region of the United States. We want to find out how and when the tribes were forced to leave this area. Our main goal with this website is to inform the local public, such as students at the local universities and members of the town of Kirksville, about the historical and current existence of the tribes from our area. Therefore, this website will serve as a central place to restore the narrative of the Ioway, Missouria, and Otoe tribes through an examination of key events that forced them off of their lands in Northern Missouri.