Mahkoonsihkwa’s Experience with Myaamia Ribbonwork

My journey with Myaamia ribbonwork started the same way that it has for many Myaamia people, through a community workshop about six years ago. Prior to the workshop, I had very little knowledge about ribbonwork and no idea how to make it, but I was excited to learn about this art form that is a…

2 aanteekwa kiilhswa (2021)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (53℉) aalahkwahki ahsenisiipionki. noonki šaayiipaawe peehki eewanki. noonki peehkonteeki kiinte saakiwa aanteekwa kiilhswa (keešaakosita). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati aanteekwa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> aanteekwa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)

weehki-kaloosioni: wilaalaansanto ‘New Word: Color It!’

We recently helped the Cultural Resources Office (CRO) of the Miami Tribe with the creation of a new word for ‘color it’: wilaalaansanto. This word is going to be used in a new children’s coloring book that the CRO will publish later this year. We created wilaalaansanto because in the time period before our language…

Continuing Pressure to Remove West

This audio file is a reading of the post that follows. Continuing Pressure to Remove West In the previous post, we saw that the United States government started planning our Removal from Indiana even before the passage of the 1830 Indian Removal Act.  In the 1832 negotiations, the U.S. Commissioners pressured the Miami National Council…

The Treaty of Greenville (1795) – Part II

aweentioni weešihtooyankwimyaamiaki neehi eeweemakinciki mihši-maalhsakiWe Make PeaceThe Myaamia and Our American Relatives (Part II) The 1795 Treaty of Greenville both established a peace and negotiated a transfer of lands. In Part 1, George narrated the beginning of the treaty negotiations in the early summer of 1795. When we left off, Mihšihkinaahkwa ‘Little Turtle’ and the…

15 mahkoonsa kiilhswa (2021)

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (51℉) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki. neenkisita manetwa. neepiwiki ahsenaamiša eehsenaamišipoohkiiyankwi. noonki peehkonteeki waawiyiisita mahkoonsa kiilhswa (keešaakosita). taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani? neemani-nko kati mahkoonsa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> mahkoonsa kiilhswa neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši. (For English, click below)