Rise and fall of Iowa Point

By "The Cowboy" Jim Gray

Doniphan County lies west of the Missouri River in the very northeast corner of Kansas. Before Kansas Territory was created the northern half of the county was held in reserve for the native Iowa people.

Upon the establishment of the territory in 1854, the Iowa Nation sold the greater part of their reserve to the United State government. The tract was identified as the “Iowa Trust Lands”.

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