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Chief Black Hawk - click to see all state nicknames
Image of Chief Black Hawk from the Glossary of Indian Nations (belived to be public domain). All State Nicknames.

"The Hawkeye State"

Iowa is called The Hawkeye State as a tribute to chief Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk Indians (relocated to Iowa after unsuccessful fighting of settlers). Also called The Corn State (90 percent of the land in Iowa is devoted to agriculture).

Iowa aerial photo - click to see all state nicknames
Aerial view of northeastern Iowa; photo by Tim McCabe /
USDA-NRCS Photo Gallery: Iowa
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