Meskwaki Audio

This is an English language interpretation of Frank Wanatee's remarks at the re-dedication of Old Capitol in Iowa City, Iowa, July 3, 1976. Click here to listen to the recording of Wanatee speaking in his native tongue. (Audio will open in new window. Minimize window to read text. Close when done.)

A master of ceremonies and Don Wanatee give an introduction before Frank Wanatee begins his benediction. This photograph shows Iowa Governor Robert Ray (left), Don Wanatee (center), two unidentified men, and Frank Wanatee (right).























Related sources include documents such as the Laws of Iowa, 1856.

A searchable text version is also available.

Source: State Historical Society of Iowa, Oral History Collection, Reel-to-Reel Tape #41 and BL 65.