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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Treaty of Mississinwas
While the promises to the Miami elite seem for the most part to have been honored, the provisions for the maintenance of the lower orders were later modified to their detriment or ignored.
The "commoners" of the Miami tribe, as they might be called, were left helpless in the face of the Indian Removal Act and were often at the mercy of agents from the Bureau_of_Indian_Affairs, for whom the best interests of natives were not always a priority.
The tribe forecd to relocate to Oklahoma reservations due to the 1826 Treaty of Mississinwas signed by Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville under his English name, "Joseph Richardville." The treaty allowed Richardville and his descendants to stay in Fort Wayne while his people were forced out of the state.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Treaty-of-Mississinwas   (806 words)

 Miami (Tribe) - LoveToKnow 1911
MIAMI, a tribe of North American Indians of Algonquian stock.
The English called them Twightwees, a corruption of the native name, which meant the cry of the crane.
A few Miami still live on a reservation in Oklahoma and in Wabash county, Indiana.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Miami_%28Tribe%29   (113 words)

Following in the wake of the Iroquois retreat, by 1700 all of the Miami were "back home again in Indiana" with most of their villages concentrated along the upper Wabash and Kankakee Rivers while the Wea and Piankashaw settled on the middle and lower Wabash in the western part of the state.
On October 7, 1846, 555 Miami left Indiana by canal boat and were settled at the approach of winter along the Marais des Cygnes River in eastern Kansas on land adjoining the Piankashaw, Wea, and Peoria.
The Peoria and Miami lands in Oklahoma were allotted in 1893, and the excess given to Ottawa County in 1907.
www.dickshovel.com /mia.html   (10911 words)

 Constitution of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
The Miami Tribe, in exercising its powers of self-government, shall not take any action which is in violation of the laws of the United States as the same shall exist from time to time respecting civil rights and civil liberties of persons.
This Constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the qualified votes of the Miami Tribe, voting in an election called for that purpose by the Secretary of the Interior.
Annual meetings of the Miami Council shall be held on the first Saturday in July each year, or as otherwise advised by the Business Committee in the Notice of Meeting, for the purpose of receiving reports and transacting such other business as may come to the meeting for consideration of the Council.
thorpe.ou.edu /constitution/miami/index.html   (3288 words)

 Miami Indians in Kansas Bibliography - Kansas State Historical Society
Describes how the oil was collected by the Miamis and other tribes, and the uses of same, by the various tribes.
[Primarily discusses the Miami tribe in Oklahoma, important information is available pertaining to the Kansas lands, treaties, and what transpired after the Miamis chose not to fight in the Civil War.
[Well-written letter to the editor of the Miami County Republican, by the chief of the Miami tribe, 1874, discussing the Treaty of 1854 in detail.
www.kshs.org /research/collections/documents/bibliographies/ethnic/miami.htm   (929 words)

  Constitution of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
The Miami Tribe, in exercising its powers of self-government, shall not take any action which is in violation of the laws of the United States as the same shall exist from time to time respecting civil rights and civil liberties of persons.
This Constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the qualified votes of the Miami Tribe, voting in an election called for that purpose by the Secretary of the Interior.
Annual meetings of the Miami Council shall be held on the first Saturday in July each year, or as otherwise advised by the Business Committee in the Notice of Meeting, for the purpose of receiving reports and transacting such other business as may come to the meeting for consideration of the Council.
madison.law.ou.edu /constitution/miami   (3288 words)

 Miami Indian Tribe History
The extent of territory occupied by this tribe a few years later compels the conclusion that the Miami in Wisconsin, when the whites first heard of them, formed but a part, of the tribe, and that other bodies were already in northeast Illinois and north Indiana.
As the Miami and their allies were found later on the Wabash in Indiana and in northwest Ohio, in which latter territory they gave their name to three rivers, it would seem that they had moved southeast from the localities where first known within historic times.
The Miami men were described in 1718 as "of medium height, well built, heads rather round than oblong, countenances agreeable rather than sedate or morose, swift on foot, and excessively fond of racing." The women were generally well clad in deerskins, while the men used scarcely any covering and were tattooed all over the body.
www.accessgenealogy.com /native/tribes/miami/miamihist.htm   (1076 words)

 Miami Indian culture
Miami men were allowed to marry more than once--in fact if they had many wives they were thought to be wealthy.
The Miamis had important locations along the trade routes which helped them to be more in control of things than other tribes in the area.
Today the Miami tribes are still working to have recognition with the Federal government as an Indian tribe.
nmnm.essortment.com /miamiindiancul_rknf.htm   (1247 words)

 Facts for Kids: Miami Indians (Miamis)
We encourage students and teachers to look through our main Miami language and culture pages for in-depth information about the tribe, but here are our answers to the questions we are most often asked by children, with Miami pictures and links we believe are suitable for all ages.
Miami Indian men were hunters and sometimes went to war to protect their families.
The Miami tribe is known for their quillwork, beadwork, and embroidery.
www.geocities.com /bigorrin/miami_kids.htm   (1359 words)

 Miami Student
Miami University's hybrid of a dining hall and restaurant, Panache, has offered students a unique dining experience for more than a year and a half, and recently, business seems to be booming.
Miami University's department of theater is in the early planning stages of a project to commemorate Freedom Summer of 1964, through a museum exhibit set to open this summer and theatrical performance set to open in 2009.
Miami assistant theater professor Ann Armstrong invited Carlyle Brown to be playwright-in-residence for the spring semester, and he agreed to work on displaying the history of Miami's involvement in the civil rights movement.… Post the First Comment
www.miamistudent.net /news/2007/01/30/Campus   (590 words)

 MIAMI INDIANS ETHNOHISTORY ARCHIVES 1600-1640: Indian Tribes of North America
Miami were living in the neighborhood of Green Bay, Wis., when knowledge of the tribe first came to Europeans shortly after the middle of the seventeenth century.
At a later period the tribe had settlements along the southern and eastern borders, and the soil of Indiana was the scene of the activities of the Shawnee prophet and his brother Tecumseh until after Gen. Harrison's victory at Tippecanoe.
This tribe, together with the Sauk, drove the Illinois Indians from the northwestern part of the State of Illinois in the latter part of the eighteenth century and took their places, but ceded the territory to the United States Government by a treaty signed November 3, 1804.
www.gbl.indiana.edu /archives/miamis/aamin1.html   (1582 words)

The United States agree to cause the boundary lines of the land of said tribe in the State of Indiana, to be surveyed and marked within the period of one year after the ratification of this treaty.
And when the said tribe shall have emigrated, the United States shall protect the said tribe and the people thereof, in their rights and possessions, against the injuries, encroachments and oppressions of any person or persons, tribe or tribes whatsoever.
And the said tribe in general council request, that the patents for the grants in said schedule contained, shall be transmitted to the principal chief of said tribe, to be by him distributed to the respective grantees.
www.utulsa.edu /law/classes/rice/Treaties/07_Stat_569_Miami.htm   (1535 words)

 Native Americans - Miami
In the mid-18th cent., however, the invading northern tribes drove the Miami to NW Ohio.
He persuaded many of the Miami to turn to agriculture and appealed to the government to halt the liquor trade among his people.
Overview of the Miami, with a map of Miami towns in Ohio.
www.nativeamericans.com /MiamiTribe.htm   (553 words)

 Miami Native Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Miami also improved their weaving and pottery-making skills after the French arrived and showed them a new way of making these crafts with special reeds and clay found near and in the creek.
The Miami were also well known for a certain "white corn" which was considered to be almost sacred according to neighboring tribes that were unable to grow maize of this particular color.
In most Miami Native American tribes, it was the chief that was in charge of all of the religious ceremonies.
www.up140.jacksn.k12.il.us /Wright/seventh/tribes/Miami.htm   (600 words)

 Seneca-Cayuga Social Services/Child Protection Program   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe Social Services provides assistance to any person who is an enrolled member of an Indian Tribe residing in the Miami Agency Service area (If the applicant meets the specified requirements).
Tribes excluded for services through the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe are: Peoria Tribe; Ottawa Tribe; Miami Tribe; Eastern-Shawnee Tribe; Wyandotte Tribe Modoc Tribe and Quapaw Tribe.
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe Child Protection Program will provide Child Protection Services to any peson who is a member or descendent of a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, Peoria Tribe and Miami Tribe and any other Tribe residing in the Miami Agency Area excluding the Wyandotte Tribe; Modoc Tribe; Quapaw Tribe; Eastern-Shawnee Tribe and Ottawa Tribe.
www.sctribe.com /ss.html   (520 words)

 Native Americans: Miami History and Culture (Miami Indian Tribe)
Miami history is interesting and important, but the Miami are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as archaeology exhibits, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday.
Tribal map showing the original territory of the Miami Indians and their neighbors.
History of the Miami Indian tribes of Ohio, with a map of Miami Ohio settlements
www.native-languages.org /miami.htm   (317 words)

 Canku Ota - December 28, 2002 - Miami U., Tribe Work to Save Culture
As the Miamis interacted with the general population, the use of their own language declined.
Since then, the Miamis have developed interactive software, language lessons and tapes, and language and cultural camps to help save their native tongue and culture.
Today the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma maintains offices in Ottawa County, Oklahoma and the Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana maintains offices in Peru, Indiana.
www.turtletrack.org /Issues02/Co12282002/CO_12282002_Miamis.htm   (630 words)

 Miami Indians (Tweightewee); shelby county ohio historical society
The original home territory of the Miami was the Green Bay area of Wisconsin, but as time passed they migrated south and established villages on the Maumee and Wabash Rivers, and the Great Miami River that flows through Shelby County, Ohio.
The Miami were respected by their contemporaries as skilled warriors, however, their successes were primarily due to shrewd leadership and planning; choosing their allies carefully.
The Oklahoma branch of the Miami Indians have never lost their federal recognition, however, the 6,000 members of the Miami tribe in current day Indiana have never been able to regain that status.
www.shelbycountyhistory.org /schs/indians/miamiindians.htm   (510 words)

 Miami Indians fight for land (Daily Illini Online News)
Two-Feathers is a native of this land and a supporter of the Miami Native American Tribe's lawsuit.
Representatives of the Miami Indian tribe came before the Champaign County Board Policy Committee and county residents Monday to urge a settlement of their pending lawsuit.
He suggested that the state should reimburse the tribe at the rate of $1.25 an acre, plus 5 percent interest for each year in violation of the treaty.
www.illinimedia.com /di/oct00/oct17/news/news09.shtml   (548 words)

 Miami Tribe hits Bingo jackpot : ICT [2000/04/12]
Using latest technology, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Business Development Authority (MBDA), a political subdivision of the tribe is providing electronic Bingo machines to Bingo halls and casinos across the country.
The tribe provides an essential service for the gaming industry constructing Rocket Bingo machines "from nuts and bolts to set up in the casino," said George Tiger, a tribal spokesman.
A dedication ceremony of the new facility was attended by Miami mayor Louis "Red" Mathia, members of the MBDA and Barbara Warner from the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=2262   (376 words)

 Tribal Land Claim Meets Resistance in Illinois; Miamis' Suit Viewed as Tactic for Casino Accord
Now the Algonquian-speaking Miamis, who eventually were moved to a reservation in northeastern Oklahoma, are in federal court claiming 2.6 million acres of their ancestral home.
He said that while the United States may have given the Miamis the disputed land in the 1805 Treaty of Grouseland, the tribe abandoned the land and it was subsequently ceded to the government by the Potawatomi.
He was referring to the settlement of the Miami tribe at the southern end of Lake Michigan until Potawatomi and Kickapoo tribal encroachment drove them southeast to the Miami River in Ohio.
www.fair.org /activism/claiborne-casino.html   (1385 words)

 Tribes of the Cass Corridor - Miami Tribe 1977-present
The Miami Lounge- In the 40's and 50's this was a very classy joint.
While I was there a pimp came in and dragged one of the girls out from behind the bar and beat her up, much to the delight of the crowd.
The New Miami- As I mentioned in an earlier posting, I learned that Ken's was called The Miami in better days and thought The New Miami would be a cool name.
www.corridortribe.com /tribes/miami/index.htm   (653 words)

English side, the Miami began a series of treaty sales culminating in 1840, by which they sold all their territory excepting a small tract of about ten square miles, agreeing to remove west of the Mississippi.
Kansas was made by the main Miami band under military pressure in 1846, the Wea and Piankishaw having preceded them by a new of years.
Indians, who are officially described in the same year as "a miserable race of beings, considering nothing but what contributes to the pernicious indulgence of their depraved appetites for whiskey".
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10271a.htm   (1798 words)

 THE MIAMI: A special series from AM 580's Jim Meadows
Jim Meadows traveled to Miami, Oklahoma, the population center of the Miami Nation -- the tribe suing to reclaim 2.6 million acres of land in east-central Illinois.
He says the tribe's land claim is based on the Grouseland treaty of 1805...and that later treaties involving the land are not valid.
PART 5 (aired February 27, 2001) -- The Miami and Oklahoma The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma say they would drop their land claim lawsuit if the state of Illinois would join them at the bargaining table.
www.will.uiuc.edu /news/archives/miami.htm   (545 words)

 JG-TC.com > News > Miami Tribe buys 25 acres in Cumberland County
He noted the tribe's attorney told him the Miami intend to lease the land for farming.
The Miami once lived throughout much of the Midwest, and asserted they sold all but the land in those 15 counties as part of the 1805 Grouseland Treaty.
The tribe dropped the lawsuit in June 2001 in favor of pursuing a casino operation in northern Indiana, but still attest to the validity of their Illinois claim.
www.jg-tc.com /articles/2003/08/27/news/news01.txt   (760 words)

 Washington Post Reporter William Claiborne Responds to FAIR's February 16 Alert
Now, 150 years later, the Algonquian-speaking Miami Tribe of the upper Midwest was returning with a land claim of 2.6 million acres of their ancestral home that could put the land into tribal trust and give the Miamis sovereignty over it and property owned by descendants of white settlers.
The purpose of the article was to report on the reactions of the white landowners in the face of this supreme irony.
Some of those who sent e-mails referred to the Miami tribe as "the Florida tribe," indicating they could not possibly have read the lead paragraph of the article that placed the Miami Tribe in the upper Midwest.
www.fair.org /index.php?page=1807   (803 words)

 Miami Indians
The Miamis spoke one of the dialects of the Algonquian Indians and were thus related to the Delaware Indians, the Ottawa Indians, and the Shawnee Indians.
The Miamis were allies of the French until British traders moved into the Ohio Country, around 1740.
During the American Revolution, the Miamis, who were especially fearful of additional white settlers moving into the Ohio Country, fought with the British against the Americans.
www.ohiohistorycentral.org /entry.php?rec=606   (306 words)

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