malotakahantaawi! Let’s Play Straw Game!

Meelotakahaminki ‘the Straw Game’ is a game of cunning and deception. It will test your abilities of observation while you try to outsmart your friends. So let’s grab some straws and begin the game! What you will need: This game can be played with a set of 51 or 101  straws. The smaller set of…

mahkisina ayootaawi miihkintiitaawi! Let’s Play Moccasin Game!

Mahkisina Meehkintiinki, ‘Moccasin Game’ is a game of strategy and teamwork that does not necessarily involve moccasins. We used to hide bullets under our moccasins, but now we hide marbles under decorated pads or potholders. You could still use your shoes to hide the marbles if you really want to play and don’t have any…

Aacimweekaani ‘Council House’ – Emergence

During the 2020 Winter Gathering, Myaamiaki gathered together to dedicate the newly expanded Aacimweekaani ‘Council House.’ As cultural and governmental events have grown, the need for space became apparent. In 2017, the Miami Tribe received an Indian Community Development Block Grant in order to expand the structure. The new decor is meant to communicate the…

cecaahkwa neehi myaamiaki ‘the Sandhill Crane and the Myaamia People’

With the sprouting of the Myaamia new moon, we enter the third month of the Myaamia lunar calendar: cecaahkwa kiilhswa ‘Sandhill Crane Moon.’ This month gets its name because of the prominent migration and nesting behaviors common among these birds during this period of transition from peepoonki to neepinwiki. But outside of these important ecological…

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…

What’s New with Aacimotaatiiyankwi?

We are excited about these changes and look forward to sharing with you! Home Page If you haven’t already noticed, we have completely changed the look of Aacimotaatiiyankwi: A Myaamia Community Blog this week! Instead of a list of all of our latest blog posts, you’ll now see a featured content slider where we’ll be…

Blog Maintenance Occurring the Week of December 16, 2019

Aacimotaatiiyankwi has undergone some changes over the last several years. We’ve added new contributors and webpages as well as reorganized some of our existing posts and pages. Since we’re growing and changing, we believe it’s time for our look to get an update too! Over the course of this week, we will be making updates…

meehkweelimankwiki myaamiaki aancihseeciki

We Remember the Myaamia Forced Removal aya eeweemilakakoki ‘Hello my relatives,’ 173 years ago this week, the United States government began the forced removal of Myaamia people from our historic homelands in the Wabash River Valley. On October 6, 1846, Myaamia people boarded canal boats near Iihkipihsinonki ‘the Straight Place’ (Peru, Indiana). All told, in just…

kiišiinkwia kiilhswa ‘Green Corn Moon’

*photo by Miami University, Jeff Sabo Kiišiinkwia Kiilhswa ‘Green Corn Moon’ is the sixth month of the Myaamia lunar calendar. The name for this lunar month refers to corn that is in the milk stage and can be eaten raw off the cob much like today’s common “sweet corn.”  Myaamia miincipi that is planted in…