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Before, during, and after Removal, United States agents made lists of Myaamiaki on Removal. The lists do not provide all individual names, but only the names of heads of families and the number of adults and children in each family. Unfortunately, the different lists divide Myaamiaki into different family groupings, so the number of families and the number of members of each family vary. Myaamia citizen John Bickers, compiled the following list of Myaamiaki on Removal, using the available lists and other available genealogical information. In these lists of Myaamiaki and throughout these blog posts, linguist David Costa has verified that Myaamia names are written with current spellings, whenever possible.

Amehkoonsa’s Family

Myaamia nameEnglish name
AmehkoonsaSeek
Awansaapia
Nkotikaapwa
Nah-ah-waw-ci-ah*
Poh-coh-tah*
Kah-kee-to-cong-quah*
Peh-man-[?]*
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Anikoonsa’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish Name
AnikoonsaCaptain Squirrel
SeekaahkonankaCaptain Sack-kum
Toohpohkamwa
Ke-pah-ka-ka-se-quah*
MahkateeciinkwiaLittle Doctor
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Beaver’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
Waapimaankohkwa
AmehkoonsaCharles
Wah-pah-ke-ke-quah*Nancy BeaverMiller
Waakapihsia*William Beaver
So-on-noc-e-ke-quah*SusanWashington
Aalahkwatonka
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Benjamin Family

Myaamia nameEnglish name
MeehkwaahkonankaBenjamin
Amehkoonsihkwa
WaapeehsipanaCharles Benjamin
AwaansaapiaDixon Benjamin
WaakihšinkaJames Benjamin
Waapilenasohkwa
Waahseehkanka
Aalahkwatonka
Lenipinšihsa
Minooteena
Lamonwah*John
Waahseehkamohkwa
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Bruell Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
MihtohseenihkwaBruell
PalaanswaFrancis Bruell
Shaw-wan-a-seah*Bruell
KihcikamihkwaJulia BruellBundy
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Bundy Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
MeesancihkwaMary BundyTrinkle

Cornstalk’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish Name
Peter Cornstalk
MaankohkwaCornstalk
NkotikaapwaCornstalk
MaayaahkwiaCornstalk
NaweekositaCornstalk
MihtehkoonsaCornstalk

Dagenette Family

English Name
Christmas Dagenette

Dick Family

Myaamia NameEnglish Name
Kinšihtanoonsa
AwansaapiaJoseph Dick

Flour’s Band

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
MihtekoonsihkwaRosanneGotocupwah
Nkotikaapwa
AahteehkankaGotocupwahMobley
OonseentiihkwaGodfroy
MihtohseeniaThomas Miller
MahkoonsaDeaf Billy or Bill McKoonse
ŠoohkwamhkwaLousia
Wah-pe-pe-com-o-qua*Ruth OsandiahRichardville
NeepyaahkaPeshway
Martano*Mary PeshwayLindsey Richardville
KiipinamwaJohn Miller
Aahsansamhkwa
Waahseehkanka
Awansaapia
EeloonoontaJames Aveline
WaapimaankwaTom Smith
Kepanamo*Mary SmithScott
Sally ScottFuller
Šaapontohsia
Waawiyaasita
Waapimaankwa
Akwalendemendaw*
Nontakapokwa*
Ntokwansahkwa*
Maankoonsihkwa
Aalahkwatonka
Maankohkwa
Atehkoonsa
Kepawkawmo*
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Godfroy Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(S)
CeenkohšinkaGodfroy
KiinooseensaJohn Godfroy
WaapinaakihšinkaGodfroy
Unknown Name
KiiškohkwaElizabethValley
Poqua Godfroy’s daughter

Gregoire Bondy’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish Name
Cochecopa* or Ket-che-que-pah*
Joseph Bundy
Theresa “Fanny” Bundy
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Maalia’s (Old Mary) Family

Myaamia NameEnglish Name
Napihšinka
Unknown Name
TawahkwaahkinankaSam Delaware
Napihšinka’s brother

Mahkateehsipana’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
MahkateehsipanaCotesipin
Meesancihkwa
ŠowaapinamwaJames Cotesipin
PakankiaJackson Cotesipin
CiinkwiaPeter Cotesipin
Pimicinwa*
Wa-pe-ke-ke-quah*SusanWhite
Wa-pin-guin-cat-taw*
Mitehkoonsihkwa
Poh-to-tong-ge-quah*
[?]in-quah*
[?]h-mah-kah*
[?]pee-gung-quah*
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Majenica’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
Waapankihkwa
Waawiyaasita
Eepihsahkwa*Peconga Sassaquah White Clay
Waahseehkamohkwa
Chi-ca-no-si-ah*
AwansaapiaMaginicah
Kiilhsohkwa
Chi-nah-ke-ah*
Maayaahkwia
Nah-yah-quis-ce-tah*
Me-sha-cat-o-lo-quah*
Kiišikohkwa
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Maankoonsa’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
MaankoonsaJohn Mongosa
MihšahkatwaMongosa
LenipinšiihkwaNancy MongosaMinnie Price
PimihsiaRobert Mongosa
LenipinšihsaJohn Bull Mongosa
SeekaahkohkwaMongosa
Se-qua-la-ze-zuck-quah*Moses Mongosa
MaankoonsihkwaFrances MongosaMiller
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Misihkwa Band

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
Misihkwa
Seekaahkweeta
Ke-qua-nok-quam-qua*Nancy MazequahLavoncher
MihtekonsehkwaJane MazequahLavoncher
Kihcikamihkwa
KatakimaankohkwaMary Lasalle-MazequahGodfroy
WaakihšinkaJames Mazequah
Waapiinkweeta
MaankoonsihkwaLouiseGodfroy
Ke-paw-caw-co-ze-quah*
WiikapimišaElizabeth
Ke-paw-caw-co-ze-quah*Mary FrancesStitt
LenipinšiihkwaWalker
Waakaahkonanka
AtehkonaThomas G. Walker
AahkoleehkwaSarah WalkerCharters
MihtekonsehkwaWalker
WaapimaankwaWalker
Mihšiinkweemiša
Meesancihkwa
Waapipinšihkwa
Maw-ton-ze-quah*
Waw-pee-ging-yah-tah*
Waapimaankohkwa
Maankoonsa
Waw-pic-m[?]*
Keh-cah-p[?]*
Shaw-nee[?]*
Waw-peen-za[?]-zah*
Waw-cum-e-kaw-twah*
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Mihtekwahkia’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
MihtekwahkiaCoesse
MihtekonsehkwaMary Louisa
PeehkaahkosihkwaLouisa CoesseStitt
MihtekonsehkwaElizabeth CoesseVotra
William Coesse
Waw-pee-quah-kat[?]*
Mom-sch-non-dah
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Peepakihcia’s and Waawiyaasita’s Bands

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
E-to-ah-ke-sic*Jim Davis
Mihšahkatohkwa
SeehkaahkohkwaMargaret DavisBright
Pe-se-jah*
Shap-a-son-gah*
Aahsansamhkwa
Wahwindemoquah*Betsy WeakseAveline Geboe
Mihšahkatwa
Nahweockasah*
Cha-qui-se-keah*
Mrs. Silverheels
Sa-co-com-wah*Mary MascoGeboe McKensie
E-to-ah-ke-sic* Jr.
Non-dow-wap-sha*
MihšiminaapowaShapp
Kiišikohkwa
Mrs. Sachem
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Pinšiwa’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
PinšiwaWildcat
Waapankihkwa
Alaamkihkamohkwa
Wah-pin-ke-tah*Nancy WildcatLafontaine Mongosa
PeehkaahkosihkwaPolly WildcatMongosa Bruell
KiišikohkwaJosephine WildcatOsandiah
OonseentiaJohn Osandiah
LenipinšiihkwaSarah “Sally” BlackloonKoontz
Alaamkihkamwa
Naweekaapwa
Alaamkihkamohkwa
Naweekosihkwa
Pankihšinohkwa
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Richardville Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
KiilhsoonsaSnap Richardville
LenansohkwaRichardville

Josette Beaubien Roubidoux Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
MoonaapitiaToussaint Roubidoux
Šako*Jacques “James” Roubidoux
KoohsiaMarguerite RoubidouxLafalier Richardville
KoohsioonsaPeter Lafalier
Mary Ann GeboeGeboe
KitahsaakanaDavid Geboe
OonseentiihkwaRoseann GeboeBourie Sharkey
Ely Geboe
Etienne Joseph Geboe
Sophia GeboeBourdoux Howard
WaapimaankwaJames Edward Geboe
EecipoonkwiaJohn Baptiste Roubidoux
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Shapp Family

Myaamia NameEnglish Name
ŠaapontohsiaJohn Shapp

Šowaapinamwa’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
ŠowampinamwaAntoine Revarre
KiilhsohkwaMargaretOwl Revarre
NaweekosihkwaElizabethFroman
AwansaapitaRevarre
AwanokamihkwaMary RevarreTaylor
KiišikohkwaNancyBigleg
KiilhsoonsaJames
Meh-zah-kaw*
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Stanley Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
Mah-ka-shin-gah*Samuel Stanley
WaapipinšihkwaStanley
MaankoonsihkwaMargaret StanleyWalker
Ah-la-ka-shah*Eliza Stanley
Shom-ma-com-o-quah*
Kiilhsohkwa
Lah-pe-ze-quah*Josephine
Wah-pon-e-cop-wah*
Low-wan-ge-ah*Jim Squirrel
KiilhsohkwaBeaver Finley
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Waapeehsipana Band

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
NeewilenkwankaBig Legs
AwansaapiaJohn Bigleg
CiinkwiaBigleg
LenipinšiihkwaSarah “Sally” BiglegWea Shapp
Chap-e-son-gah*Susan BiglegLabadie
Ciinkweensa
AahsansankaGeorge Hunt
LenipinšiihkwaSusan Hunt
WaapankihkwaMary HuntMongosa
SoowilencihisiaJohn Bourie
Unknown Name
Au-chee-we-ah*
Nkotikaapwa
Piitootamhkwa
Meesancihkwa
ToohpiaFrancis Lafontaine
PakankihkwaCatherine Richardville
WaapeehsipanaLouis Francis Lafontaine
KiyošiaJohn Baptist Lafontaine
WaakihšinkaThomas Lafontaine
Joseph Lafontaine
SiipiihkwaEster LafontaineZahn Washington
KihcikamihkwaLafontaine
LenipinšiihkwaLafontaine
TahkamwaArchangel LafontaineEngleman
Na-ma-quan-ga*William Chapine
Wah-wah-pelia*
Nah-won-ghe-quah*Chapine
PakankiaJohn Chapine
Kish-e-no-quah*
AlaamhkihkamwaJohn Chapine
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.
Soowilencihsia’s wife

Waapimaankwa’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish Name
WaapimaankwaWhite Loon
Sau-kau-goh*Bill
WaapimaankwaBaptiste
Keh-on-zah-quah*
Lan-dah-nan-kee-sah-moh-quah*
She-pah-kee-quah*
Nah-wan-gee-quah*
Tah-con-zah*
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.

Wea Family

Myaamia NameEnglish Name
SeekaahkonankaJoe Wea
EelansitaMrs. Mitchell

Unknown

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
AahsansamhkwaLuther
Aahsansamhkwa
Aahsansanka
Alaamhkihkamhkwa
Awansaapia
Awansaapia
AwansaapiaBeaver
Chin-com-o-quah*Rogers
In-de-zhe-notah*Dutchman
Kaapeehnohkwa
MaankoonsaFrancis Makoontz
Kan-tuk*
Katakimaankwa
Kau-sho-tau*
Ke-win-kaw-kia*
Kiilhsoonsa
Kiilhsoonsa
Kiilhswa
KiišikoonsaChouteau
Unknown name
Kin-de-a-maw-qua*
KinoohkweetaLasselle
Kinšihtanohkwa
Ko-se-ah-quah*
Ko-tche-nau-qua*
Maankohkwa
Me-se-tah*Rogers
Medicine Man
MeehtikoošiaJim
Meesancihkwa
No-on-gah*Jim
Meesancihkwa
Nah-wah-nah-cong-ah*
Pee-tah-cong-gah*
Mes-wah-cong-gwah*
Mihšahkatohkwa
Mihtohseenihkwa
Mis-sis-sip-pen*
Mrs. Conner
Unknown Name
Na-dem-o-sah*
Na-yak-o-se-tah*
Nau-nau-me-tchaw
Neewanšimwa
Neewanšimwa
Nes-wah-kon-kah*
Niipinoonsa
NkotikaapwaIsaac
Nkotikaapwa
No-wan-gee-ah*
Noontaahkohšinka
O-che-quah*
Oonseentia
P-nah-wah*
Pakankia
Pakankia
Pakankihkwa
Pakantamwa
PakantamwaCox
Pam-me-ney*John
Pankihšinka
Pankihšinohkwa
Aahsansamhkwa
MeehcikilitaHiram
Pas-kum-quah*
Pash-gush*
Katakimaankwa
Nau-won-wah-kun-gah*
Piitootamhkwa
Pimweeyotamwa
Šaapontohsia Jr.
Sah-co-quah*
Sho-na-ka-mo-que-ah*
Tah-wah-kok-e-mung-gawPeter Squirrel
Taw-taw*
Teekwaakia
To-pe-ne-ba*
Unknown Name◼︎
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown NameMcGee
Wa-pa-na-ke-ke-quah*
WaahseehkamohkwaHarriet DuCharme
Waahseehkanka
Waahseehkanka
Waakihšinka
Waapankihkwa
Waapihšinka
Kiilhsoonsa
WaapimaankohkwaSmith
Waapimaankwa
Mihtohseenihkwa
WaawiyaasitaBill
Unknown Name
Wah-che-ke-lo[ce]-quah*
Wah-wah-ke-que-ah*
Waw-kaw-me-kaw-taw*
Waw-pin-que-kah-tah*
Wen-e-zon-zah*
Wild Cat
Thomas Allen
* This name was poorly recorded, and as a result, we do not know what it means or how to spell it using the modern spelling system.
Kimootia’s wife, Mrs. Conner’s Granddaughter, ◼︎Peter Laraunga’s wife, Qua-cum-e-cau-twa’s wife, Sa-kah-quah’s wife, Šaapohtohsia’s (Taw-taw) wife, Owl’s widow’s daughter, Waawiyaasita’s wife

Additional information about the individuals named in the tables above is available in a Google Spreadsheet for viewing.

The next blog post on October 25 will provide a list of Myaamiaki who were supposed to be on Removal but fled north to join the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in Michigan.


Post written by Diane Hunter, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. Diane can be contacted at dhunter@miamination.com.


One Comment Add yours

  1. stevehinds says:

    I have visited the Vietnam Memorial over a dozen times and have cried every time. The power of seeing names is compelling history, it brings the historical narrative into the learner’s soul. Thank you!

    On Sun, Oct 24, 2021 at 9:03 AM Aacimotaatiiyankwi wrote:

    > Diane Hunter posted: ” Content Warning: This post discusses specific names > of Myaamia people impacted by Removal. It is possible that you may have a > personal connection with some of those individuals. If you find yourself in > need of psychological services, I strongly encour” >

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