Wikijunior:North America/United States/Iowa
The State of Iowa is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. It is the 29th state of the United States, having joined the Union on December 28, 1846. The state is named for the Ioway people, a Siouan tribe of Native Americans that formerly lived there. The State capital and largest city is Des Moines.
State Symbols 
Nickname: The Hawkeye State
Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Flower: Wild Rose
Grass: Bluebunch Wheatgrass
Motto: "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain."