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 more than 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!

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  Meskwaki Tribal Council   Term Expires
  Chair   Milo Buffalo, Jr.
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 Jarvis Bear
November 2017
  Member Health Troy Wanatee
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