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…

waapankiaakamionki eehpyaaciki ‘They Arrived in Kansas’

On November 2, 1846, the first grouping of Myaamia people arrived on their new reservation in the Unorganized Indian Territory. They were unloaded at Kanza landing, in what is today Kansas City, Missouri, and then traveled the final 50-60 miles south via horse and wagon. By November 5, after nearly a month of travel, the…

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) and on the…

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…