Meskwaki Nation

Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Iowa’s only federally recognized Indian tribe, the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, is known as the Meskwaki Nation, or the “People of the Red Earth.” Our settlement is located in Tama, Iowa, and is comprised of more than 8,624 acres. We have more than 1,450 enrolled tribal members, and we’re the largest employer in Tama County, employing over 1,100 people. Through preservation, improved community services, and business opportunities, the people of the Meskwaki Nation are committed to protecting our inherent sovereignty, preserving and promoting our culture, and improving the quality of life for future generations.

Featured Events

From council meetings to wellness seminars, community events, and more, check out what’s going on in the Meskwaki community.

Wellness: Fall into Fitness Challenge SIGN-UPS

Meskwaki Wellness Center 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama, IA

Meskwaki Wellness Center will be having a 'Fall into Fitness' Challenge starting October 4th through October 27th. You can sign-up at the Wellness Center beginning September 26th through September 30th. […]

Hydrant Flushing

Meskwaki Settlement

Public Works will begin Hydrant Flushing September 26, 2022 until September 30, 2022. Hydrant flushing is done twice a year to enhance water quality by: - Flushing sediment from the […]

Food Sovereignty: Salsa Making/Canning

Tribal Center Snack Bar 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama, IA

Meskwaki Food Sovereignty 2022 Summer and Fall Workshop, Salsa Making/Canning on Wednesday, September 28th, from 5-9PM at the Tribal Center Kitchen. Event is FREE and open to the tribal community.  […]


Weaving Cattail Mats

Meskwaki Natural Resouces 1826 340th St, Tama, IA

Every Wednesday evening a group of ladies from the community meet at the MNR Building to work and learn about weaving cattail mats. They welcome any female community member to […]


MNR Deer and Buffalo Meat Distribution

Meskwaki Tribal Center 349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA

Meskwaki Natural Resources will be having a Deer and Buffalo Meat Distribution on Thursday, September 29th at the Tribal Center Parking Lot. They will be on location at 10:00AM and […]

Services for the Tribal Community

The Meskwaki Nation provides countless services for its community members and is continuously working to improve the quality of life for the tribe through these programs.

Health Clinic

Our health clinic provides healthcare for individuals and families in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing process.


Tribal Center

The tribal center is a hub for tribal operations and community gatherings. Tribal members and Tribal Operations departments can reserve these rooms for meetings, sporting events, fundraisers, family gatherings, and more.

Family Services

Family services are available to help strengthen families of the Meskwaki Indian Settlement by promoting healthy family functioning in an atmosphere of self-determination and traditional cultural values.


Workforce Development

Our workforce development program provides concepts and entry strategies to promote the economic growth of the Meskwaki Nation by empowering its Native workforce.

Meskwaki Nation’s Entities & Enterprises

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