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Meskwaki Culture

Within the vast Great Lakes region and in another area east of the St. Lawrence Seaway lived a tribe the U.S. government called the Sac & Fox. Many of the Algonquin speaking tribes in this region succumbed to the rapid advance of Europeans who were seeking riches and land, often making treaties or creating wars by setting one tribe against another, and finally colonizing the tribes into their present-day enclaves—reservations and cities.

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