Exempt From Removal

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In the July 2 blog post, we discussed the families that were legally exempted from Removal. Using letters, records and genealogical information, Myaamia citizen John Bickers compiled the following list of those Myaamiaki who were legally permitted to remain in Indiana. 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.

Palaanswa’s Descendants

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
SeekaahkweetaCatherineGodfroy
WaapankihkwaBetsyWhitewolf
ŠiipaakanaThomas Godfroy
WaapanaakikaapwaGabriel Godfroy
Aloolaawa
MisihkwaFrances GodfroyHunt Kisiman Bundy
MihšiinkweemišaMary Clemence GodfroyKisiman
AahsansamhkwaSally GodfroyGodfroy
KatakimaankwaFrancis Godfroy
ŠiikwiaWilliam Godfroy
WaapimaankohkwaNancyGodfroy
Kiišikohkwa
PakankihkwaGodfroy Kilecomequah
KinooseensaJohn Godfroy
WaapinaakihšinkaUnknown Godfroy
MihtekonsehkwaJane GodfroyDoles
AlaamhkikamwaJames Rariden Godfroy
AcihkoonsaLouisa GodfroyHunt
AahsansankaGeorge Hunt
Eepihsahkwa*Jane HuntGoodboo
AwansaapiaGeorge Hunt
Katana*Catherine GodfroyGoodboo
Wah-pe-ge-at-taw*
WaakihšinkaFrancis Goodboo
ŠakoJames Goodboo
AcihkoonsihkwaAngeline GoodbooRichardville Ward
Maankohkwa
Unknown Name
* 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.

Mahkoonsihkwa’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(s)
MahkoonsihkwaFrances Slocum
KiihkinehkiišwaNancyBrouilette
TeekwaakiaJean Baptiste Brouilette
Sho-quang-gaw*William Cass
OonsaahšinihkwaJaneGodfroy Bundy
WaapapitaPeter Bundy
IhkipakinamohkwaEliza GodfroyBrouilette Kane Kilecomequah
WaapinaakihšinohkwaFrances GodfroyWilson-Peconga
KinoosaahkwaElizabeth WapshingGodfroy
CeenkwihšinkaLavinaTawataw
Pe-tu-loc-a-to-qua*
SoowilencihsiaSamuel Bundy
Naweekamihkwa
Coch-e-no-qua*
TeekwaakiaGeorge Miller
SaakacaahkwaSarah Miller
Pakantamwa
PimweeyotamwaPeter Pimyotamah
SoowilencihsiaJohn Pimotamah-Walker
PankihšinohkwaMartha Pimyotamah
Ki-ki-o-qua*Susan PimyotamahPope
Tah-ki-qua*
Šiipaakana
Mahkateemaankwa
Eehsipana
Šowapinamwa
Awansaapia
* 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.

Mihšiinkweemiša’s Family

Myaamia NameEnglish NameMarried Surname(S)
Mihšiinkweemiša
Mihtehkihkwa
PakankiaCharles Peconga
SaakaacaahkwaPolly/Mary WintersPeconga
CiinkweensaWilliam Wilson-Peconga
MaankoonsihkwaUnknown Peconga-Price
Aahtowaata
MihtekohkihkwaUnknown WintersTawataw
ŠowapinamwaNelson Tawataw
MihtekonsehkwaUnknown Tawataw
MihšiinkweemišaJaneSkyah
Ah-tam-pam-ton-ea*Louisa MillerWinters
ŠowapinamwaAntoine Revarre
KiilhsohkwaMargaretOwl Revarre
NaweekosihkwaElizabethFroman
PankihšinohkwaUnknown Revarre
AwansaapiaUnknown Revarre
Co-che-no-quah*Unknown Revarre
AwanohkamihkwaMary RevarreTaylor
Chah-kau-hi*
Mah-hah*
Meekwaahkonanka
Niipinoonsa
Wau-sah-co-te-ah*
O-en-bin-zah*
MihšiinkweemišaDoles
Šaapontohsia
Nkotikaapwa
Shaw-ka-kom-wah
No-on-ze-quah*Rachel
ŠaapontohsiaGeorge D. Shapp
Ceenkwihšinka
Waahseehkamohkwa
Naw-an-g-se-ah*
Meesancihkwa
LenasohkwaNancy ChapendoceahMarks
Wah-ko-see-ze-quah*
Tah-ke-quah*
Waahseehkamohkwa
Mihšiinkweemiša
Lenasohkwa
Waapisita
Shaw-wau-quah*
Waapaahkosihkwa
Kiilhsoonsa
Pe-mit-she-nah*
Ke-wa-kah-tah*
Sak-ko-mo-quah
MaankoonsaCharles Dixon
WaapipinšihkwaHannah DixonCotesipin Marks
Pakankihkwa
Kiilhsoonsa
KatakimaankwaJohn Marshall-Kilsonsa
Kapeenohkwa
Kiilhsohkwa
* 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)
MaayaahkwiaLouis “Blind Eye” Richardville
Sho-pe-quah*Richardville
KiilhsohkwaJanePeconga Price
KiilhsoonsaSnap Richardville
Lenasohkwa
Ni-ah-co-see-tah*Richardville
Ah-tah-pa-ta-miah*RichardvilleWashington
Soowilencihsia
ManetohkwaCatherine RichardvilleBenjamin Lafalier
SeekaahkohkwaJane RichardvilleWashington
Kiinkaatehkwa*Mary Louise “La Blonde” Richardville
Ke-la-ke-mo-ki-ah*George Ossem
MaankoonsihkwaArchangel RichardvilleGodfroy
SaakacaahkwaMary Frances GodfroyStrack
PankihšinohkwaLouisa GodfroyCass Neeb
Kaawihkaata*James Godfroy
AahsansamhkwaSusan Richardville
Moohswa
MahkateemaankwaJohn Richardville
KiišikohkwaJosephine WildcatRichardville Osandiah
WaahseehkamohkwaMary Richardville
PakankihkwaCatherine RichardvilleLafontaine Laselle
ToohpiaFrancis Lafontaine
WaapeehsipanaLouis Francis Lafontaine
KiyošiaJohn Baptist Lafontaine
WaakihšinkaThomas Lafontaine
Joseph Lafontaine
SiipiihkwaEster LafontaineZahn Washington
KihcikamihkwaLafontaine
LenipinšiihkwaLafontaine
TahkamwaArchangel LafontaineEngleman
LenipinšiaJoseph Richardville
Sah-co*Richardville
KatakimaankohkwaRichardville
KatakimaankwaJohn/James Richardville
ŠaapontohsiaWilliam Richardville
WaahseehkamohkwaLouisa Richardville
KatakimaankohkwaSarah RichardvilleSauvageat Sheridan
Waakihšinka
Waapaahkosihkwa
TahkamwaAngelique RevarreRichardville Godfroy Cass
MihšihkinaahkwaWilliam Cass
LenipinšiihkwaSarah Jane CassKiser
WaapimaankwaThomas Francis Richardville
* 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.

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

The next blog post on October 29 will provide a list of Myaamiaki who were exempted from Removal in 1850.


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


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