Stomp Dancing in Historical Sources

2018 Winter Gathering. Photo by Jonathan Fox. Soon, Myaamiaki ‘Miami people’ and their friends will gather again for the Miami Nation Winter Gathering. A particular highlight is the large (and annually growing) stomp dance on Saturday night. Although historically Myaamia people did not regard the stomp dance as sacred or original with them, it certainly…

atayali-nko ayaapia? ‘Was Ayaapia a Slave?’

Histories of Indigenous Slavery: A Roundtable Hosted by the Myaamia Center at Miami University by Cameron Shriver Myaamia people and their younger siblings, the Peewaalia ‘Peoria,’ have featured in historians’ research about Indian slavery in the colonial period, ca. 1500-1800. However, our tribal community and researchers have not been deeply involved, until recently, in discussions…

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,’…

Akima Neewilenkwanka (Chief Bigleg)

This will be the second article in the genealogy section of our community blog. The purpose of writing these articles is to educate and inform the Myaamia community about the important  people and families that make up our past. As Myaamia people, we usually connect ourselves to one or more of our ancestors to define…

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…