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Some historians and researchers lacking linguistic or Algonquianist training concluded that Moingona meant "people by the portage" or something similar, a reference to the Des Moines Rapids.
All have been destroyed during development of the city.
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Des Moines traces its origins to May 1843, when Captain James Allen supervised the construction of a fort on the site where the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers merge. The fort was built to control the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians, who the government had moved to the area from their traditional lands in eastern Iowa.
Allen wanted to use the name Fort Raccoon; however, the U. The fort was abandoned in 1846 after the Sauk and Meskwaki were removed from the state and shifted to Indian Territory.
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