Removal – Day 30

November 4, 1846 Sugar Creek

Today some Myaamiaki completed the 50-mile journey from the Town of Kansas to the Miami Reservation on Sugar Creek in the Osage River Sub-Agency, one mile west of the military road they had traveled.

A map highlighting the Myaamia Removal Route from Indiana into Ohio and out to Kansas and Oklahoma that is annotated to mark the progress as of November 4, 1846
This map shows the Removal route of the Miami Tribe. The black line identifies the approximate distance traveled by this day.  Based on subsequent research, the dates for Miami Land (Sugar Creek) should be November 4-5.
Map by Kristina Fox with annotations by Diane Hunter from George Strack, et al., myaamiaki aancihsaaciki: A Cultural Exploration of the Myaamia Removal Route (Miami, OK: Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, 2011), which was supported by a National Park Service Historic Preservation Grant (#40-09-NA-4047)

In the next installment, to be posted on November 5, we will see what these Myaamiaki and those who arrived the next day experienced when they arrived at the Miami Reservation.

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

One Comment Add yours

  1. Helen Frost says:

    Diane, this series of posts is very powerful, helping us get a better sense of what the removal may have been like. Thank you.

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