Myaamia Winter Gathering 2023

The 26th Annual Myaamia Winter Gathering was a great success. It doubled as a final celebration of the 50th Anniversary of neepwaantiinki ‘learning from each other.’ This is a phrase used to symbolize the relationship between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University. Many relationships have been kindled by others and the Miami Tribe…

Oxford Community Arts Center Exhibition and First Friday Event

Written by Stella Beerman Back in October, the Myaamia Center and Myaamia Heritage Museum and Archive worked together to curate “weeyaakiteeheeyankwi neepwaantiiyankwi: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning from Each Other” at the Oxford Community Arts Center. This exhibit celebrated our 50-year relationship with Miami University through photography from Myaamia community members and Myaamia Center staff,…

The Battle of the Wabash

On November 4, 1791, news of the Battle of the Wabash hit Native nations and the U.S. like a thunderclap. The Native victory shocked the United States. Miamis and their allies returned home, having defended their territory for another year.  Following the Battle of Kiihkayonki the previous year, the United States re-mobilized, hoping to force…

The Battle of Kiihkayonki

About this time of year in 1790, the Myaamiaki (Miamis) and Mihši-maalhsaki (Americans) were at war. The violence in the middle of October is recalled as the Battle of Kiihkayonki. In this blog post, George Ironstrack narrates the actions of the Miamis and their allies, as well as the American forces. This prolonged battle initiated…

Gardening at the Drake House

The gardens at the historic Drake House in myaamionki noošonke siipionki ‘Miami, OK,’ have provided food and an opportunity to experiment with and demonstrate various techniques for use in both small- and large-scale production. The Drake House property was added to the Tribal Registry of Historic Places in 2006 and has been home to many…

meehkweelintamankwi aanchsahaaciki ‘Remembering Our Forced Removal’

Co-authored by Diane Hunter and Kristina Fox Each October we take a moment to reflect on our community’s forced removal from our homelands. The effects of Removal, which began on October 6, 1846, are still felt throughout our community today. While discussing this event is painful, it is important for us as a community to…

naanoohkite neepanki ‘It’s getting gradually cooler’

Two weeks ago, the Myaamia community in the area around Kiihkayonki ‘Fort Wayne’ gathered at the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma’s new Cultural Resource Extension Office. We enjoyed lunch together followed by a presentation by the Miami Tribe’s Business Committee, which updated the community on what the tribe has accomplished over the past year. After the…

2022 Eemamwiciki Summer Programs Recap

The 2022 Eemamwiciki Summer Programs mark our return to in-person programming! In June, we had 28 participants across our Saakaciweeta, Eewansaapita, Maayaahkweeta, and Neehsapita programs in Miami, Oklahoma. In July, we had 26 participants in Saakaciweeta and Eewansaapita in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The theme for this summer was Weekihkaanki Meehkintiinki ‘Games’. Saakaciweeta participants also explored…

Miami Tribe Annual Gathering 2022

The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 25,  in noošonke siipionki , ‘Miami, OK’. The meeting is held each year to hold Tribal elections and educate community members on what is currently going on within the Tribe.  In recent years, National Gathering events have been somewhat hampered by travel…

Myaamia Heritage Program — 2021/22 School Year Wrap Up

Miami University and Oxford feel different this week as the majority of students have moved out and things have quieted down.  For the staff of the Myaamia Center, this marks the transition to summer programs, but before we move on, we would like to reflect back on this year. This past weekend, we celebrated our…