Exempt From Removal

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 encourage you to reach out to a clinical provider in your area. Use this Find a…

The Second Removal

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 encourage you to reach out to a clinical provider in your area. Use this Find a…

Eel River Band

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Myaamiaki Who Fled Removal

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 encourage you to reach out to a clinical provider in your area. Use this Find a…

Removal List

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 encourage you to reach out to a clinical provider in your area. Use this Find a…

Removal – Day 18

October 23, 1846 Leaving Bloody Island Content Warning: This post discusses the death of a child and an adult After Myaamiaki had spent three days on Bloody Island, mourning their dead – the Waawiyaasita infant and the elder man named Ottawa, the Removal contractors procured the steamboat Clermont No. 2 to take them west on…

Removal – Day 17

October 22, 1846 Bloody Island Myaamiaki were still on Bloody Island another day. What were they doing today? Most likely, they were mourning, sitting, and waiting. In the next installment, to be posted on October 23, we will discover how Myaamiaki are taken from Bloody Island. Post written by Diane Hunter, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer…

Removal – Day 16

October 21, 1846 Bloody Island Myaamiaki were still on Bloody Island this day. The next leg of their journey was on the Peekamiiki Siipiiwi ‘Missouri River,’ which would take them to the eastern border of the Indian Territory west of Missouri. This river is very shallow and known for its many shipwrecks. The steamboat Colorado,…

Removal – Day 15

October 20, 1846 Bloody Island Content Warning: This post discusses the death of a child and an adult. Two days after the death of the infant from Waawiyaasita’s band, a Myaamia elder, a man named Ottawa, also died. Later that same day, the steamboat Colorado arrived outside of St. Louis. Myaamiaki deboarded at a place…

Removal – Day 13

October 18, 1846 The First Death Content Warning: This post discusses the death of a child. Despite Removal Agent Joseph Sinclair’s earlier report that those who had been sick were recovering, today on the Mihsi-Siipiiwi ‘Mississippi River,’ Myaamiaki aboard the steamboat Colorado experienced the first death of the journey, a piloohsa ‘infant’ from Waawiyaasita’s band….