Landscape view of restored prairie in Iowa

Land Acknowledgement

Grinnell College Land Acknowledgement Statement

We are humbled to be neighbors of the Meskwaki nation, recognized as the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, through its purchase of land and establishment in Tama County, less than 30 miles from Grinnell College, in 1857. And we acknowledge that we are on the ancestral territory of the Sauk and Ioway Peoples, whose land was taken from them through the encroachment of white settlers and then formally in 1845 through government land concessions. We wish to pay respect to the Meskwaki, Sauk, and Ioway peoples both past and present.


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