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.

Map of Missouri with a dot where Kirksville, Mo is located
Parigot. "Mo Rivers." 5 October 2017, Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mo_rivers.jpg. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Northern Missouri Tribes

This site will focus on the Northern Missouri Tribes that have lived/hunted in the Adair County area.

The green buttons below will direct you to other pages within this website. On later pages, there will be orange buttons that link out of this website to information for further research.

Chief Moanahonga or Great Walker
Unknown. "Chief Moanahonga or Great Walker." 1842, University of Cincinnati Libraries Digital Collections, https://ids.si.edu/ids/deliveryService?id=SAAM-1985.66.153229_1.
Háwchekesúgga, He Who Kills the Osages, Chief of the Tribe
Catlin, George. "Háw-che-ke-súg-ga, He Who Kills the Osages, Chief of the Tribe". 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/haw-che-ke-sug-ga-he-who-kills-osages-chief-tribe-4094.
Nowaykesugga, Otoe Tribe Member
Unknown. "Nowaykesugga, Otoe Tribe Member," c.1836-1844, Wikimedia Commons, commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:No-way-ke-sug-ga,_Otoe.jpg.