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…

weehki-kihkatwe! ‘It’s the Myaamia Lunar New Year!’

With the sprouting of Mahkoonsa Kiilhswa ‘Young Bear Moon’ in the night sky, we can say: “weehki-kihkatwe – It’s the Myaamia Lunar New Year!” Historically, it was during this month that mahkoonsaki ‘black bear cubs’ emerged from their dens for this first time (for more about Mahkoonsa Kiilhswa click here). This signals the beginnings of…

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…