Undivided Interest

This is what is left of my land:

       Meridian 05  Township 151N
       Range 064W  Section 09
       Acres 40  Type 253500 PA
       IA 708
Letter and numbers.
Undivided interest—divided
among 336 heirs.
My interest equals 0.119 acres.
My ancestor an Indian Account.

Her name was not IA 708.
She was called Tiyowaṡtewin
and her interest was


Copyright © 2018 by Gwen Westerman. Originally published in New Poets of Native Nations (Graywolf Press, 2018). Used with the permission of the poet.