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Gallery of Nations

Apache - San Carlos

Cahuilla - Torres-Martinez Desert Band

Cherokee - Eastern Band

Cherokee - Oklahoma


Chippewa - Lac du Flambeau Band

Chippewa - St. Croix Band

Choctaw - Great Plains

Choctaw - Mississippi Band

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Creek - Poarch Band

Iowa - Kansas & Nebraska

Iroquois Confederacy



Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara - The Three Affiliated Tribes

Miami - Oklahoma

Mohican - Stockbridge-Munsee Band

Muscogee (Creek)




Paiute - Bishop


Ponca - Nebraska

Ponca - Oklahoma

Potawatomi - Citizen

Potawatomi - Forest County

Potawatomi - Hannahville

Quapaw (O-GAH-PAH)


Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Salish and Kootenai - Flathead Nation

Shawnee - Absentee

Shawnee - Eastern

Sioux - Crow Creek

Tlingit and Haida

Umpqua - Cow Creek Band

Ute - Southern

Wyandotte Tribe


Iowa of Kansas & Nebraska

No flag available. Map

Originally the Iowa lived in bark-covered pole-frame houses and used skin tipis for hunting and traveling. As well as being farmers and hunters, the Iowa were miners and traders. They mined lead and pipestone (Catlinite) from which they created items such as pipes. In the 18th and 19th centuries, they became fur traders.

Originally from an area north of the Great Lakes they migrated south into Illinois and Iowa. In the late 1870's the US Government moved part of the Iowa people to Oklahoma and others into Kansas and Nebraska.

About the Flag:

The portrait on the flag is Chief Jim Whitecloud, one of the most popular Iowa chiefs. The green represents the Whitecloud family, some members of which are responsible for governing the Iowa Tribe today. The shield is included because of its symbolism to Native Americans, and the feathers stand for peace, prosperity, happiness, and health.

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