Report 24: Oneota Historical Connections - Working Together in Iowa (PDF Download)

Edited by Shirley J. Schermer, William Green, Larry J. Zimmerman, Linda Forman, and Robin M. Lillie
2015, 166 pp.

This volume is the outcome of a conference held in 1997 at the University of Iowa focusing on Oneota historical connections and the archaeological history of the Chiwere-speaking Iowa and Otoe peoples. The conference attracted over 70 participants from seven states and the District of Columbia including members of the Chiwere-speaking tribes, ethnohistorians, linguists, osteologists, and archaeologists. Tribal participants include representatives from the Ioway and Otoe-Missouria, Sac and Fox Nation of the Missouri, the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, and Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. The volume takes a retrospective view of conversations and collaborations in Iowa between archaeologists and tribes from the 1997 consultation and conference to the present. It consists of 16 chapters by 25 distinguished conference participants including newly authored chapters by Colin Betts and Lance Foster. Topics covered include NAGPRA consultation, Indian-archaeologists relations, Chiwere ethnohistory, Oneota archaeology with an overview and regional summaries, archaeology and ethnohistory, ideology, historical linguistics, and the archaeological consultation process.