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Japanese-American students tour Meskwaki Settlement

August 17, 2014
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

A tour group of 70 Japanese and U.S. college students toured various areas of the Meskwaki Settlement on Monday, Aug. 4.

Among their stops were the Red Earth Gardens, Meskwaki History and?cultural Museum and buffalo ranch.

They also had a lunch which included traditional Indian fry bread and a talk on Meskwaki customs.

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RIGHT- Kelly Schott, a member of the team in charge of the Meskwaki buffalo herd explains bone structure of buffalo and bison to the international gathering of students touring the Settlement. The Meskwaki Tribe has a cultural herd of 107.
News-Herald/John Speer

The goup was visiting various locations in the U.S. as part of an international conference studying agriculture

During their stay in Iowa they were at Grinnell College.

NEXT?WEEK: Read The News-Herald story about the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative and Red Earth Gardens



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