Mihšihkinaahkwa – A Brief Biography of ‘Little Turtle’

Akima Mihšihkinaahkwa ‘Chief Little Turtle’ (~1747-1812) was a prominent Myaamia leader from 1780 until 1809. Not much is known about his childhood. Little is known about his parents, but he did share one parent in common with the Myaamia leaders Pakaana and Tahkamwa. It is likely that he grew up in the area between the…

Mihši-maalhsa Wars Part IV – The Battle of the Taawaawa Siipiiwi

meekaalankwiki mihši-maalhsa – mikaalitioni taawaawa siipionki Mihši-maalhsa Wars Part IV- The Battle of the Taawaawa Siipiiwi This article is the fourth of a five-part series on the history of our wars with the Mihši-maalhsa ‘Americans,’ which occurred from 1778-1794 and from 1812-1814. This fourth article focuses on the Battle of the Taawaawa Siipiiwi ‘Maumee River,’…

The Many Branches of Tahkamwa’s Family Tree

by John Bickers and George Ironstrack This post is the first in a new series of articles touching on Myaamia kinship and genealogy. It is the hope of the authors that Myaamia community members will be interested to learn more about how our Myaamia families are interrelated. Additionally, we hope that community members will request future…

The Mihši-maalhsa Wars – Part III

meekaalankwiki mihši-maalhsa – mikaalitioni waapaahšiki siipionki The Mihši-maalhsa Wars – Part III – The Battle of the Wabash This post is the third of a five-part series on the history of our wars with the Mihši-maalhsaki (Americans), which occurred from 1778-1794 and from 1812-1814. This third post focuses on the Battle of the Waapaahšiki, also…

The Mihši-maalhsa Wars – Part II

meekaalankwiki mihši-maalhsa – mikaalitioni kiihkayonki The Mihši-maalhsa Wars – Part II – The Battle of Kiihkayonki This article is the second of a five-part series on the history of our wars with the Mihši-maalhsaki (Americans), which occurred from 1778-1794 and from 1812-1814.  This second article focuses on the Battle of Kiihkayonki, also known as Harmar’s…

The Mihši-maalhsa Wars – Part I

meekaalankwiki mihši-maalhsaki The Mihši-maalhsa Wars – Part I: Introduction and Overview This post is the first of a five-part series on the history of our wars with the Mihši-maalhsaki (Americans), which occurred from 1778-1794 and from 1812-1814.  This first article provides some background to the wars and a brief overview of what readers will find…