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October 12, 2019 10:18 PM Subscribe
"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 next day loading concluded near Kiihkayonki ‘Fort Wayne, Indiana.’ All told, in just over a month of forced travel, over 320 Myaamia people were moved via canals and rivers to Kanza Landing (Kansas City, Missouri) in the Unorganized Indian Territory. At least seven Myaamia people died on the journey and many more died over the following winter."
- myaamiaki aancihsaaciki: A Cultural Exploration of the Myaamia Removal Route (PDF)
The Myaamia first emerged as a distinct and different people along the banks of the Saakiiweesiipi (St. Joseph’s River near South Bend, Indiana). From this place, the Myaamia built numerous villages upon a landscape they came to call Myaamionki (the place of the Myaamia). The heartland center of Myaamionki was the Wabash River Valley. The Myaamia lived in this location from time immemorial until the arrival of Europeans in North America.
- Aacimotaatiiyankwi: A Myaamia Community Blog. "Posts on this blog are regularly authored by a team of people who work at the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio."
- The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
- The Miami Nation of Indiana
- Online dictionary of Myaamia
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