In Myaamiaataweenki ‘the Miami language,’ we express the the notion of history with the phrase iiši-mihtohseeniwiyankwi aatotamankwi ‘how we talk about our lives.’  For us, history consists of the accumulated stories of our people’s lived experiences.  These stories can range from tales of individuals, to those about families, to those that address the entire Nation.  Most of these stories occurred in Myaamionki ‘Place of the Miami’ and as a result they are linked to our historic and contemporary sense of place.  The bedrock foundation of our history is our place: our sovereign homelands in Oklahoma and our historic homelands in Kansas and Indiana.  For this reason you will find that each of our history articles are categorized by first by geographical location and then by the date of the event.

If you would like more information on Myaamia genealogy, visit our Family page.

Visit our Removal Commemoration page to learn more about the events and decisions that lead up to and followed the Myaamia Forced Removal.

History Articles
A Brief History of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
A Myaamia Beginning – A Story of Emergence
Walking Myaamionki
Walking a Myaamia Trail
The Myaamia and French Encounter Each Other
The Peace of Montreal 1701
Interpretations of a Robe
The Good Path: Part I
The Crooked Trail to Pickawillany (1747-1752)
The Good Path: Part II
Stomp Dancing in Historical Sources
The Mihši-maalhsa Wars: Part I
The Mihši-maalhsa Wars: Part II
The Mihši-maalhsa Wars: Part III
The Mihši-maalhsa Wars: Part IV
The Treaty of Greenville (1795): Part I
The Treaty of Greenville (1795): Part II
šimaakanehsia aniimaakanemi ‘Soldier’s Flag’
The Battle of the Mississinewa, 1812
A Story of a Chicago Fort
Trails Along the Marais des Cygnes
Stomp Dancing in Historical Sources
Roundtable: Histories of Indigenous Slavery
The Lost Treaty of Fort Meigs, 1817
Boarding Schools

Updated: February 2, 2022

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