"Northwest Iowa" Iowa by meta4r

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The Sioux Indians up in South Dakota took the name for the natives who lived around here to mean lazy in their language. They called the Ioways lazy because their land was all rolling hills and over every hill a stream with water and wildlife everything a native would ever need in life.
From Merriam-Webster "Iowa, Sioux word for 'one who puts to sleep' or 'beautiful land' "

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