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Meskwaki Native Americans also Known as Fox

Updated: Jun 20, 2020

Horrible punishment for murder in 1873.

The Musquakie Indians,in Jasper County, inflicted a terrible punishment upon a murderer of their tribe last week. He had killed a squaw and was tried by the tribe and sentenced to death. They tied him to a log, face up, and left him to starve, which he did in eight days, the Indians guarding him all the time.

The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi is located in Tama, Iowa.

Musquakie Indians, “State Items.,” Buchanan County Bulletin (Independence, Iowa), 2 May 1873; digital image, Chronicling America ( : accessed 20 November 2019); citing State Historical Society of Iowa-Des Moines, Iowa, p. 2, col. 3.

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