Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive

Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive The tribal museum of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, serving all tribal citizens and the general public. As the tribal museum of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, the MHMA is dedicated to educating all tribal citizens and the general public about the history, culture, language, and heritage of the myaamia people.
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Operating as usual

It's #rockyourmocs week! Let's see your mahkisina!! (Photo: Miami mahkisina in the collections of the Cranbrook Institut...
11/16/2020

It's #rockyourmocs week! Let's see your mahkisina!! (Photo: Miami mahkisina in the collections of the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Detroit.)

A great new initiative from the National Archives & the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture means that researching treatie...
10/29/2020
US National Archives

A great new initiative from the National Archives & the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture means that researching treaties online is easier than ever before! Check out this blog post from the Archivist of the US to learn about the project!

The Archivist of the United States writes about the newly launched Indigenous Digital Archive’s Treaties Portal, which provides public access to digital copies of the series of ratified Indian Treaties held at the National Archives.

The ratified Indian Treaties, numbered 1–374, were transferred to the National Archives from the Department of State in the late 1930s.

They are housed in a specially protected area within the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and are not pulled for use in the Central Research Room. Over 50 of the treaties are written on large sheets of parchment and several contain pictographs, drawings/maps, and wampum.

Thanks to the generous donation from an anonymous donor and the work of Dr. Anna Naruta-Moya and her team at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the public can now access digital copies of these treaties.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Today marks the anniversary of the removal of the Miami people from their homelands in 1846. Be sure to read the latest ...
10/06/2020
Meehkweelintamankwi Aanchsahaaciki ‘Remembering Our Forced Removal’

Today marks the anniversary of the removal of the Miami people from their homelands in 1846. Be sure to read the latest blog post for an important announcement from the MHMA!

By Joshua Sutterfield and Meghan Dorey aya eeweemilaankiki ‘Hello our relatives,’ 174 years ago this week, the United States government began the forced removal of Myaamia people from o…

10/01/2020
Myaamia Center

If you haven't yet, be sure to subscribe to the Myaamia Center Youtube channel to get all the upcoming videos of the Peepankišaapiikahkia Eehwaatamenki exhibit!

Oowaaha pyaaki ‘it’s here’! The First Episode of the video series “Peepankišaapiikahkia Eehkwaatamenki ‘Myaamia Ribbonwork’ at the Miami University Art Museum” is now available for viewing! In this episode, we provide a quick overview of the exhibit; how it was designed, what the different themes mean, and how the entire project came together. Ancamaaci ceeleelintameekwi ‘We hope you enjoy it’!

Last week, tribal citizen Brooke Eastburn and I were among the attendees at a workshop given at the GAR Cemetery in Miam...
09/28/2020

Last week, tribal citizen Brooke Eastburn and I were among the attendees at a workshop given at the GAR Cemetery in Miami, OK on gravestone cleaning and restoration. It was incredibly interesting and I look forward to implementing some new knowledge in assessing stones of tribal citizens in GAR and elsewhere. One of the stones we were able to clean was that of Ethel M. LaFalier, a young daughter of Henry LaFalier, who died in 1899.

Jonathan Appell's 48 States in 48 Days Monument Restoration Tour came to G.A.R. Cemetery on THursday, September 24, 2020. We had many volunteers for this hands-on event and repaired many monuments. This event was a huge success and we are looking forward to holding another one in the future!

Looking for something new to do while spending more time at home? Do you know you can volunteer to help make archival re...
09/23/2020
Citizen Archivist Missions

Looking for something new to do while spending more time at home? Do you know you can volunteer to help make archival records more accessible from your own computer? You can become a Citizen Archivist for the National Archives! Our followers might especially enjoy the mission to tag over 13,000 photographs from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/missions

Citizen Archivist Missions Ready to start tagging and transcribing? We've curated these topical missions to help you jump in and contribute! Click on a topic that interests you, and it will bring you right to those historical records in our Catalog. Tagging and transcribing makes these records more....

RSVP to the event page to receive a Zoom link by messenger!
09/16/2020

RSVP to the event page to receive a Zoom link by messenger!

We are unfortunately still closed for visitors inside our building, but we are happy to be included in the brand new Rt ...
09/03/2020

We are unfortunately still closed for visitors inside our building, but we are happy to be included in the brand new Rt 66 Travel Passport! Check out the post from Kayla below for more information, and we hope to see you all soon!

While we are temporarily closed, we are still participating in the Oklahoma Tourism's Route 66 Passport!
Just snap a selfie in front of the shop and show it to the Oklahoma Tourism Information Center.
We are still doing local pickup so order your Route 66 shirt online and grab it when you stop by! myaamiagifts.com

Visit travelok.la/_Rte66Passport for more information and to receive your Route 66 passport!
#route66 #route66roadtrip #travelok #traveloklahoma #passport #miamiok #Myaamia #selfies Oklahoma Tourism Visit Miami Oklahoma

All of our local tribal community centers try to support each other in our cultural programs. This is a fun idea from ou...
08/18/2020

All of our local tribal community centers try to support each other in our cultural programs. This is a fun idea from our friends at Wyandotte Nation! It’s open to anyone, so it would be fun to see some myaamia entries!

BURIED CONCERNS | Sunday centerpiece | Journal Gazette
08/18/2020
BURIED CONCERNS | Sunday centerpiece | Journal Gazette

BURIED CONCERNS | Sunday centerpiece | Journal Gazette

In June 1960, about 200 people in Fort Wayne, including its mayor and school board president, gathered in the Spy Run neighborhood for the dedication ...

😷😷Everyone mask up in style!
08/13/2020

😷😷Everyone mask up in style!

😲Community Symbol Reusable Cloth Face Masks are now here! They are one size, black with the community symbol in red, $6 each! Head over to myaamiagifts.com to order yours today, or call 918-544-6049. We are still offering shipping and local pickup.
#native #nativeamericans #miamiok #oklahoma #myaamia #tribal #mask

Myaamia artist Katrina Mitten - Beadwork Artist has a few pieces entered into the Santa Fe Indian Market. The virtual na...
08/10/2020
Preview of Art Submitted for Judging - SWAIA: Santa Fe Indian Market

Myaamia artist Katrina Mitten - Beadwork Artist has a few pieces entered into the Santa Fe Indian Market. The virtual nature of the market this year means you can help her out by voting for a People's Choice Award!
https://swaia.org/awards-judging/peoples-choice/

Vote for People’s Choice by clicking on the heart. You must enter your email for it to be submitted.(One vote per email) Click on the Title of the work to see more information about that piece.

Fun for those graphic novel fans!
07/29/2020

Fun for those graphic novel fans!

The Quapaw Nation Youth Program is hosting a virtual book club featuring native comic books. Everyone ages 12 to 24 is invited to participate.

First American Art Magazine
06/24/2020
First American Art Magazine

First American Art Magazine

The FBI’s Repatriation of Stolen Heritage
When the bureau’s Art Theft Program teamed up with a cultural anthropologist to investigate one man’s private collection, they began a yearslong project to return cultural objects and human remains to their rightful homes.

:: #Repatriation #NAPGRA https://www.sapiens.org/culture/fbi-repatriation/

05/23/2020
Project Totebag Pt. 4

mihšineewe to our good friend Karen Baldwin for walking us through a fun ribbon project this week! I know I'm inspired to think about new projects! Here's Karen's final video looking at the finished product!
https://youtu.be/c0mRiZ5nSQI

05/22/2020
Project Totebag pt 3

I can't believe it's time for #FridayFun once again! Today, of course, more ribbonwork with Karen Baldwin! Have any of you attempted any new ribbon work projects? Any questions for us?
https://youtu.be/kPu-tjr5hXo

05/20/2020
Project Totebag pt 1

aya ceeki! All right folks, here's our first video with our friend and master sewer extraordinaire, Karen Baldwin! Go get your ribbon work projects and work on them while you watch! Join us tomorrow at 3 CT for part 2. https://youtu.be/KtATDslTBRU

05/18/2020

Excited to announce that we will be sharing some videos this week with a special guest, Karen Baldwin! Karen will be walking us through a ribbon work project she's been working on. Stay tuned! In order to be sure to see the videos when they post, opt in to notifications from our page!

It’s time for another #FridayFun post! Today, I’m sharing my favorite object on display, our alaansooni (bulrush mat). M...
05/08/2020

It’s time for another #FridayFun post! Today, I’m sharing my favorite object on display, our alaansooni (bulrush mat). Made by several Great Lakes area tribes, these mats can serve many functions, from floor and wall covering to corn drying. This mat is a recent acquisition, and to me it is breathtaking! I love it’s naturally-dyed brilliant colors, the geometric pattern, and obvious craftsmanship in weaving.

First American Art Magazine
05/05/2020

First American Art Magazine

The virtual exhibition, "Masked Heroes: Facial Coverings by Native Artists," is organized into themes based on subject matter. The "Two Leggeds" category focuses on humanity. The overwhelming concern shown by artists in this classification is for honoring and fighting for justice on behalf of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), an ongoing crisis that includes the systematic targeting and trafficking of Native women and girls.
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Today, May 5th, is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. For more information, please visit the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women’s website.
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Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma), created "MMIW." Cotton fabric duckbill-style mask with ribbon, handprint beadwork embroidery with Czech seed beads. Fringe made with bone hair pipe and teardrop beads. See more of Katrina's work at katrinamitten.com
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#mmiwg #mmiwgactionnow #firstamericanartmagazine #maskedheroes #covid19art #indigenousresilience

Our Friday Fun game today is called Peek Your Project! I’ll go first, but y’all play along!
05/02/2020

Our Friday Fun game today is called Peek Your Project! I’ll go first, but y’all play along!

Bowl Game photos
04/24/2020

Bowl Game photos

04/24/2020
04/24/2020

If my quarantine mates (aka my kids) will cooperate today, I’m going to try a Facebook live video at 2 pm CT with a little Friday Fun bowl game action! Join us!

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
04/19/2020

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

#WeRemember the 168 who were killed on this day 25 years ago. Our hope is that looking back on their stories ensures we all know the impact of violence.

Learn the stories of those who were killed at MemorialMuseum.com/those-who-were-killed.

04/15/2020
Cherokee Heritage Center

We see these head wraps with myaamia men from the early 1800's as well. I've never quite got the hang of the wrap well, so I appreciate this short video from the Cherokee Heritage Center.

While Cherokee people never wore elaborate feathered headdresses, history has shown that Cherokee men did wear turbans.
So enjoy our latest video as Curator, Callie Chunestudy, shows you how to tie two different styles of Cherokee turban!

03/19/2020
For Calling the Spirit Back From Wandering the Earth in its Human Feet | Joy Harjo

eelwaahtawaki~~Listening to US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo read her own poetry in person was incredibly soul-touching for me when I attended a conference where she spoke last year. Today I'm sharing a video of her reading "For Calling the Spirits Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet". which is, in part, about helping each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul5fVXH7Ur4

Joy Harjo is the nation's first ever native American Poet Laureate. In this clip, she reads a poem from her new book "An American Sunrise". We're also giving...

Tune in & follow an expert Caddo beader Tracy Newkumet Burrows on her page NDNregalia!
03/18/2020

Tune in & follow an expert Caddo beader Tracy Newkumet Burrows on her page NDNregalia!

Who wants to learn how to bead? #livestream

03/17/2020

Suggestions for activities you can do in isolation or with others in your house:
*Practice myaamia language lessons on Memrise
*Work on that ribbon work project you haven't picked up since that workshop a couple years ago
*Finish up your fringing on those shawls!
*Use our step-by-step instructions to make some mahkisina
*play the plum stone game &/ moccasin games
*Think creatively and create a piece of art that reflects you!
*Brush up on your lacrosse skills (as soon as kiilhswa comes back!☀️)
*Send a message to an elder, just to say hello and check that they have all they need.

....I guess I was just making my to do list! 😄 What are you all doing to stay encouraged during the next few weeks?

03/13/2020

In response to the Declaration of National Emergency, the MHMA will be closed for public use beginning March 16. We sincerely hope to see you soon, and wish everyone good health and wellness. If you need staff assistance, feel free to message our page or call us at 918-544-6068.

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28 N Main St
Miami, OK
74354

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(918) 544-6068

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I'm curious if there is any record of Myaamia children attending the Shawnee Indian Mission in Kansas?