Squaw Creek / Hinage X^owe

Iowa Tribe of KS and NE Loop Tour

Squaw Creek / Hinage X^owe

White Cloud, Kansas 66094, United States

Created By: Baxoje Wosgaci

Point of Interest Details

It is unknown as to how this creek got its name, though the name is offensive to many Native Americans today. This creek once was a breeding site for Pallid Sturgeons but the water in the creek and in the Missouri River has become too foul for that. This is the location of a Kansas City Hopewell archaeological site. Kansas City Hopewell is the westernmost variant of the Hopewell Culture of the Middle Woodland Period (100 BC - AD 700), a small village site with mounds. It was discovered during the construction of the road and bridge. Remains still are located around this area and up into the small valley, which is now the site of the J-6 Farms hog confinement. All archaeological sites are protected within the boundaries of the Iowa Reservation, so don't do any collecting!

One interesting note of caution: Different GPS systems often direct traffic to take this turn to head toward the tribal headquarters. Do not take it! The road is not maintained regularly and is in generally poor shape, undriveable for any but 4WD vehicles. People try anyways because they trust the GPS or they think they know better, and they usually get stuck in the middle of nowhere with no phone reception.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Iowa Tribe of KS and NE Loop Tour


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