Iowa Celebrates 175 Years of Statehood Today

December 28, 2021 3:00pm

16 Jean Adeline Morgan Wanatee Small

A Meskwaki Leader


In 2020, after discussions between Iowa governmental groups, historians, and the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi of Iowa, the Linn County Conservation Board renamed Squaw Creek Park to Wanatee Park in honor of Jean Adeline Morgan Wanatee (1910-1996). She was born on the Meskwaki Indian Settlement in Tama County, raised seven children, and was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993 for her work with the Meskwaki Nation and for her advocacy for women’s rights.