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Updated: February 11, 2022
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I am wanting to email you. We met at community engagement conference in Tulsa a little over 2 years ago. I am Jim wilson, LeAnne Howe’s husband. I want to let you know about an outreach project in Oklahoma that I am proposing to for a Whiting Humanities grant. I would like to refer to you in it, if possible.
My email is email@example.com; look forward to hearing from you.
aya Jim! Of course I remember you. It’s great to hear from you again. I’ll be in touch via email soon.
Hoci Niihka! Neewe for the excellent resources. Looking forward to diving deeper into Myaamia history and ecology!
I need assistance, I have an acquaintance that went on a “spiritual” meeting at a school. She was shown a box of bones and told the Myaamai Indians inhabited the area years ago. She would like to speak with someone to see what to do if these are indeed ancestors to this tribe. Thank you for any direction.
neewe (Thank you) Patti for reaching out to us on this very important issue. I’ve forwarded your request to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma’s NAGPRA officer, Julie Olds. NAGPRA – the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act – is the legal tool whereby tribes can protect the graves and grave objects of our ancestors and of the peoples who lived in our homelands prior to our arrival. Anyone who’s interested can learn more about NAGPRA by clicking this link. –
Within the Miami tribe of Oklahoma, our Cultural Resource Office is responsible for NAGPRA. Anyone who’s interested in learning more about the Miami Tribe’s Cultural Resources Office please follow this link – Contact information for this office is at the bottom of this page.
How to Contact the Cultural Resources Office
Julie Olds, Cultural Resources Officer
Phone: (918) 541-2180
Very nice article. Superb. One sided stories get boring quickly. Many aspects that aren’t taught open up.
I was so pleased to run across your blog. I grew up in the lands you describe, near the Maumee River. As children, we spent many hours walking the fields along the river to look for arrow points. I have long wondered what happened to the people that lived there.
I expect to spend many hours reading your history to learn more.
aya John, thank you for the reply. We just returned to the office from a week along the Kociihsasiipi (St. Josephs) in Fort Wayne. Many of our youth who attended that program still wander those same river valleys (St. Marys, St. Josephs, and Maumee) and they’re still as beautiful as ever.
As you read, let me know if you have any questions.