Des Moines, Iowa

Photo: Mark Hesseltine, Skyline Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in Iowa. Name A controversial recent hypothesis using a study of Miami-Illinois tribal names concludes the word Moingona comes from mooyiiinkweena, a derogatory name which translates roughly to “the excrement-faces.” The name was apparently given to Marquette and Joliet by a … Continue reading Des Moines, Iowa