The Legends Of Ictinike In Iowa May Send Chills Down Your Spine

Among the earliest people to live in Iowa were the Ioway (also known as Iowa, Bah-Kho-Je, or Báxoje) tribe. A subculture of the Sioux peoples, the Iowa inhabited portions of modern-day Wisconsin and Iowa up until the 1830s, when they were forced to relocate. Yet their influence is still felt here in Iowa – most obviously in a variety of geographical names, including the very name of the state. Another aspect of the original Iowa culture still referenced today are some of the original Siouan legends and stories…

Read more Ioway Legends from the Ioway Cultural Institute. Other modern Iowa place names inspired by the Iowa tribe include Mahaska County, known for being one of the most generous counties in the state.