The land that University of Northern Iowa is built on is the traditional homeland of the Iowa, Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, and Sioux peoples. Though descendants of these people still live here to this day, little is taught about their history and culture. This set contains a selection of objects related to local indigenous cultures in addition to materials related to European settlement and the forced removal of native peoples.
Many items below come from various collections within Special Collections & University Archives. Finding aids to specific collections are linked below.
A curated sample of the UNI Museum materials related to elections can be found at the tag set linked below. More materials may be found by searching the online database available on our website.