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Iowa Indian Divisions

   The Iowa camp circle was divided into half circles, occupied by two phratries of four gentes each. These were:

First phratry.
(1) Tunanpin, Black Bear;
(2) Michirache, Wolf;
(3) Cheghita, Eagle and Thunder-being;
(4) Khotachi, Elk.

Second phratry.
(5) Pakhtha, Beaver;
(6) Ruche, Pigeon;
(7) Arukhwa, Buffalo;
(8) Wakan, Snake;
(9) Mankoke, Owl.
     The last-named gens is extinct.

The books presented are for their historical value only and are not the opinions of the Webmasters of the site.   Handbook of American Indians, 1906

Index of Tribes or Nations

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