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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.

Operating as usual

Morgan & I were glad to attend the opening reception of Delaware/Cherokee artist Holly Wilson’s exhibition at the Spiva ...
01/14/2023

Morgan & I were glad to attend the opening reception of Delaware/Cherokee artist Holly Wilson’s exhibition at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin. Her show, titled The Thread That Connects, runs through March 4; take the opportunity to see it if you can!

01/09/2023
12/01/2022

Are you interested in learning more about the revitalization of Myaamiaataweenki ‘the Myaamia language?’

Join us on December 7 for an online presentation by Dr. David Costa, director of Language Research at the Myaamia Center, and Jarrid Baldwin, Myaamia Language coordinator.

David and Jarrid will discuss language teaching and research at the Myaamia Center while also discussing software developed by the Center to support these ongoing projects.

Learn more and register here: https://events.miamioh.edu/event/myaamia_center_webinar_series_language_revitalization_and_current_language_work

This presentation is part of a Myaamia Center Webinar series hosted by Miami University’s Alumni Association.

This exhibit was a lot of fun to work on! Neewe to our friend Stella for documenting it for our community!
11/16/2022
Oxford Community Arts Center Exhibition and First Friday Event

This exhibit was a lot of fun to work on! Neewe to our friend Stella for documenting it for our community!

Written by Stella Beerman Back in October, the Myaamia Center and Myaamia Heritage Museum and Archive worked together to curate “weeyaakiteeheeyankwi neepwaantiiyankwi: Celebrating 50 Years of Lear…

Neewe to Pippi Longstocking who came out to help us hand out over 2000 pieces of Halloween candy in Miami tonight! Loved...
11/01/2022

Neewe to Pippi Longstocking who came out to help us hand out over 2000 pieces of Halloween candy in Miami tonight! Loved representing the MHMA downtown!

May be of interest to some of our followers!
10/25/2022

May be of interest to some of our followers!

We need photos of Miami...deadline is Nov. 8, 2022

10/17/2022

Join us in our Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
October 20, 2022
10–11:30 AM
Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center

VIOLENCE IS NOT A TRADITION
mata naanookaaca saawanwa yaayopi

If you are in the Oxford Area, take note of the opening reception for this exhibit at the Oxford Community Arts Center t...
10/13/2022

If you are in the Oxford Area, take note of the opening reception for this exhibit at the Oxford Community Arts Center this Friday evening from 6-9 pm. If you aren't able to attend, make an effort to visit before it comes down November 3!

MHMA & Gift shop will be closed in honor of Removal Day on Monday, Oct. 10.
10/07/2022
meehkweelintamankwi aanchsahaaciki ‘Remembering Our Forced Removal’

MHMA & Gift shop will be closed in honor of Removal Day on Monday, Oct. 10.

Co-authored by Diane Hunter and Kristina Fox Each October we take a moment to reflect on our community’s forced removal from our homelands. The effects of Removal, which began on October 6, 1846, a…

Little bit of late notice on this, but artwork is uploaded and displayed digitally, so no need to wait for mailing. Open...
09/11/2022

Little bit of late notice on this, but artwork is uploaded and displayed digitally, so no need to wait for mailing. Open to any Indigenous artist in grades K-12, due next Sunday, Sept 18.

Attention all young Indigenous artists! 🎨 We are accepting submissions for our Indigenous Peoples Day art contest. Artists can use any media to meet the theme of “This Has Always Been Indian Country,” a message that greets visitors to our galleries. All submissions will be digitally presented during the event. Learn more and submit at famok.org/ipd/. Deadline to enter extended to Sep. 18. ⏰

Our beautiful friend and MHMA board member, Dani Tippmann! This sounds like a fun event in Kiihkayonki!
08/18/2022

Our beautiful friend and MHMA board member, Dani Tippmann! This sounds like a fun event in Kiihkayonki!

Aahteeki—“Minohsaya: Myaamia & Peewaalia Hide Art” is complete! We are excited to host a group of scholars studying hide...
08/03/2022

Aahteeki—“Minohsaya: Myaamia & Peewaalia Hide Art” is complete! We are excited to host a group of scholars studying hide art over the next couple days, and then the exhibit will open during our regular hours on August 8.

We are almost done installing our next exhibit, ”Minohsaya: Myaamia & Peewaalia Hide Art.” As promised, here’s a sneak p...
07/28/2022

We are almost done installing our next exhibit, ”Minohsaya: Myaamia & Peewaalia Hide Art.” As promised, here’s a sneak peak! 😉 Free admission ticket goes to anyone who can identify this artifact….in myaamiataweenki!

Timeline photos
07/22/2022

Timeline photos

We're excited to have a new installation in front of the museum! This canoe is part of the White River Art Canoe project by the White River Alliance. Installed in various places around Indianapolis and Central Indiana, the canoes are meant to generate awareness and conversation around the important and limited water resources of Central Indiana. ⠀

The artist of the Eiteljorg's canoe is longtime friend of the museum Katrina Mitten - Beadwork Artist (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma), who emphasized the relationship between Native peoples such as the Delaware and Miami and the White River: "The creation of this canoe is to visualize our respect for the water given to us by the creator." ⠀

07/20/2022

Aya! The museum gallery at 28 N Main St will be closed until Aug 8 for exhibit rotation. Come see the new exhibit “Minohsaya: Myaamia & Peewaalia Painted Hide Art” between Aug 8 & June 2023! Sneak peeks coming soon!

06/23/2022

Museum Hours for the remainder of the week:
Thusrsday until 4 (Gift shop until 6)
Shop & Museum: Friday 9-6
Shop & Museum: Saturday 12-3
Neeyolaani Kati!

05/23/2022

The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma announces the 2022 Miami Nation Pow Wow & Homecoming Celebration set for Saturday, June 25! Note that our dance is only one night this year and will not be a competition event but will resemble the Pow Wow format used by our elder brothers, the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, for their annual dance. So please mark your calendars to join us!

For anyone interested!
04/14/2022

For anyone interested!

Myaamiaki Conference Livestream
04/09/2022
9th Biennial Myaamiaki Conference

Myaamiaki Conference Livestream

The Myaamia Center hosts the 9th biennial Myaamiaki Conference where the Myaamia Center updates the Myaamia and Miami University communities on the research ...

Our staff is excited to travel to Miami University this weekend for the Myaamiaki Conference. There’s still to register ...
04/07/2022

Our staff is excited to travel to Miami University this weekend for the Myaamiaki Conference. There’s still to register if you’d like to join, in-person or virtually! Both the museum gallery & gift shop will be closed on Friday, April 8.

Don't forget to register for the Myaamiaki Conference! The conference is free to the public, but we ask that all participants (including presenters) individually register for the conference. You can learn more about the conference and register at the link below.

https://www.miamioh.edu/myaamiaki-conference

So excited to introduce the new Makerspace! Be sure to like the makerspace page to catch all the updates and programs!
04/01/2022

So excited to introduce the new Makerspace! Be sure to like the makerspace page to catch all the updates and programs!

03/25/2022

Scholarships for Native American adults and teens available for 2022 Workshops & Festival June 13 - July 2
MORE INFO: idyllwildarts.org/nativeamericanarts

03/23/2022

Help the Local Artists Team paint a mural during Mural Fest. Contact Jessica Stout at: [email protected]

We are happy to bring a group of young artists to see their work displayed at the Philbrook Museum!
03/18/2022

We are happy to bring a group of young artists to see their work displayed at the Philbrook Museum!

Stopped by the Little Free Library this beautiful day and stocked it with all new books & fun pens, pencils, and blank b...
03/03/2022

Stopped by the Little Free Library this beautiful day and stocked it with all new books & fun pens, pencils, and blank books to write in! Featuring “A is for Awesome!” in celebration of Women’s History Month! The LFL is located at the Leonard Learning Center, and anyone is welcome to take a book or leave a book there. 📚❤️

02/23/2022

MHMA & MNGS will be closed today.

02/02/2022

MHMA will be closed today & tomorrow for inclement weather. Awansiko—stay warm!

01/26/2022

MHMA will have extended hours this weekend! Friday we will be open 9-6pm and 9-3 on Saturday!

Myaamia artist Katrina Mitten - Beadwork Artist has a number of works featured in the 2021 Cherokee Art Market.  I espec...
12/06/2021
"Exposed" (waapantelilaani-I show something to you)

Myaamia artist Katrina Mitten - Beadwork Artist has a number of works featured in the 2021 Cherokee Art Market. I especially appreciate her new piece called 'Exposed.' mayaawi teepi, Katrina!

The camera like the ones used to take photos of many indigenous children and those entering the boarding schools is matte black. I have made vinyl lettering a gloss black so the viewer can see in words what those children were "exposed" to.  ABUSE, psychological, physical, sexual...  LOSS, languag...

Here's a fun event to check out this weekend from our friends at the Quapaw Youth Program!
11/18/2021

Here's a fun event to check out this weekend from our friends at the Quapaw Youth Program!

Our friend Scott Shoemaker and his daughter (and oohsemali, her doll) are rockin’ some beautiful mahkisina! Anyone else ...
11/16/2021

Our friend Scott Shoemaker and his daughter (and oohsemali, her doll) are rockin’ some beautiful mahkisina! Anyone else having fun for Rock Your Mocs Week? Share a picture in the comments!

Timeline photos
11/03/2021

Timeline photos

Help us Make History!🇺🇸
Nov. 11-14, 2021

First American veterans and service members, who are enrolled citizens of the tribes in Oklahoma are invited to participate in First Americans Museum's "Making History" project. Add your name to FAM's Veterans Database in the OKLA HOMMA exhibition. This is a searchable tool to honor Tribal warriors.

Families of veterans may participate on behalf of their loved ones. Learn more here: https://famok.org/events/veteransday2021. | Funding for the “Making History” project is provided through a grant from Boeing.

11/03/2021

The Museum & shop will be closed today, Wednesday Nov 3, from 11:15-1:15 for a staff meeting!

Neewe to all our friends who colored anikwaki this summer. They’ll be coming off the wall, but watch for more anikwaki a...
10/22/2021

Neewe to all our friends who colored anikwaki this summer. They’ll be coming off the wall, but watch for more anikwaki appearing soon!

A little Miami-Potawatomi shared history from our friends at CPN.
10/18/2021

A little Miami-Potawatomi shared history from our friends at CPN.

In 1790, Little Turtle lead a group of Native American warriors, including Potawatomi, to attack U.S. Commander Josiah Harmar, resulting in large casualties to the American forces. Read more about this time in Potawatomi history by following the link below.
https://www.potawatomiheritage.com/encyclopedia/harmars-campaign/

10/11/2021

The MHMA & gift shop will be closed today, October 11. Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

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Thought I would share some photos I captured from this years Eugene Brown Memorial Art Show.
I'm curious if there is any record of Myaamia children attending the Shawnee Indian Mission in Kansas?
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