Welcome to the official website of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa/Meskwaki Nation.

The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is the only federally recognized Indian tribe in Iowa. Our tribal name is Meskwaki ("Red Earth People").
The Tribe has nearly 1,400 enrolled tribal members and employs more than 1,200 people. There are over 8,000 acres of land owned by the "Meskwaki Nation" in Tama County & Palo Alto County in Iowa.
Proud of our heritage, explore more about the "People of the Red Earth" and celebrate our rich cultural legacy HERE or visit our history page HERE.
Learn more about our wide variety of programs and services created to enhance the lives of our tribal members by visiting the links and resources within this site or visit our Facebook page HERE.

At its regular meeting convened on July 12, 2016 the Tribal Council proposed an amendment to the Natural Resources Code, specifically TITLE 14 (Natural Resources) ARTICLE VI MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION & NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM Code of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. Such proposed change is subject to consideration of comments that may be forthcoming during a thirty (30) day public comment period.
Accordingly, a copy of the proposed Title 14 Article VI is immediately available for public review and comment through August 12, 2016. You may request a copy of the subject law for your review by contacting: Office of the Attorney General ,Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama Iowa 52339,Telephone Number (641) 484-9246.

All comments should be submitted in writing to the Office of the Attorney General no later than 4: 30 p.m. August 12, 2016.


  Meskwaki Tribal Council   Term Expires
  Chair   Troy Wanatee
November 2019
  Vice Chairman Employment/Child Support/Membership Alvin Wild Cat
November 2017
  Treasurer Local, State & Federal Lavern Jefferson
November 2017
  Secretary Agriculture Jason Davenport
November 2017
  Member Education Judith Bender
November 2017
  Member Health Milo Buffalo Jr.
November 2019
  Member Homes Gerald Sanache
November 2019


Tribal Center

Administrative Assistant
for the Tribal Council
Allison Stewart
Tribal Receptionist Jeanine Davenport


Physical Address:

Driving Directions

Mailing Address:

Phone: 641.484.4678

Toll Free: 1.800.944.9503

349 Meskwaki Road
Tama, IA 52339
349 Meskwaki Road
Tama, IA 52339
Fax: 641.484.5424