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

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!

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!

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!

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!

Today marks 175 years since the Miami Nation was forcibly removed from the homelands. Visit the museum to view our exhib...
10/06/2021

Today marks 175 years since the Miami Nation was forcibly removed from the homelands. Visit the museum to view our exhibition about this story. Also visit the community blog to read posts correlating to the removal journey; more will be added as we remember those who undertook that month-long trek in 1846. https://aacimotaatiiyankwi.org/myaamia-history/removal-commemoration/

Today marks 175 years since the Miami Nation was forcibly removed from the homelands. Visit the museum to view our exhibition about this story. Also visit the community blog to read posts correlating to the removal journey; more will be added as we remember those who undertook that month-long trek in 1846. https://aacimotaatiiyankwi.org/myaamia-history/removal-commemoration/

10/04/2021

It's the last week to come in and make art to include in the Philbrook Big Show! This is for ANY Oklahoma youth. Friday morning is the deadline to enter! You can also drop off art that you've already made to include.

09/30/2021

📻 Application deadline for second digital workshop for Indigenous journalists with less than five years professional experience NextGenRadio: Indigenous extended to Oct. 15. NAJA partners with Next Generation Radio, KOSU Radio, and OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications for paid project set Nov. 1-6. Stipends are available. #nprnextgenradio - https://tinyurl.com/4h8npdzr

09/27/2021

MHMA will be closed Sept 27-October 1 for exhibit installation.

09/24/2021

We are closed today for Native American Day, but will be open tomorrow, Saturday 25, from 1-4. It will be the last day for the Eugene Brown Memorial Art Show! Kids can also visit to make art for the Philbrook Big Show.

Are you looking for something to do today? Come on down and make some art for "The Big Show" at the Philbrook! Open unti...
09/20/2021

Are you looking for something to do today? Come on down and make some art for "The Big Show" at the Philbrook! Open until 5 pm, Absolutely Free!

Are you looking for something to do today? Come on down and make some art for "The Big Show" at the Philbrook! Open until 5 pm, Absolutely Free!

Last call for art show sales! The entries here are still for sale! Send us a message if you’d like to purchase before th...
09/16/2021

Last call for art show sales! The entries here are still for sale! Send us a message if you’d like to purchase before the end of the show next week.

From today until October 7, any Oklahoma young artist (age 4-18) can come into our front space and create art using any ...
09/09/2021

From today until October 7, any Oklahoma young artist (age 4-18) can come into our front space and create art using any of our supplies for inclusion in "The Big Show" next spring at the Philbrook Museum--absolutely free! Adults are welcome too, to sit and read a book & have a cup of coffee or do an art project alongside the kids. (For art that is not intended for the show, we ask for a small materials replenishment donation.) If you want something to be included, but don't want to create it on-site, you can also drop off and fill out a registration form and we will deliver it to the Philbrook for you. Open 9-5, Monday-Friday.

Why are Myaamia words so long?
09/07/2021
Why are Myaamia words so long?

Why are Myaamia words so long?

When I’m teaching in the community I often get the question, “why are Myaamia words so long?” So, what is it that makes them so different from English? Why are they longer? Let’s dig into Myaamiaat…

08/26/2021

The Museum and Gift shop will be closed today, Thursday Aug 26. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Come visit downtown Miami, OK this weekend for the Route 66 Heritage Fest! MHMA & the Miami Nation Gift Shop will be ope...
07/29/2021

Come visit downtown Miami, OK this weekend for the Route 66 Heritage Fest! MHMA & the Miami Nation Gift Shop will be open extra hours: Friday 9-7 and Saturday 8-5.

Coming to the Route 66 Heritage Festival? Here’s the official festival map, which includes a snapshot of where you can find all things related to parking, vendors, food trucks, the beer garden and more.

Everything hubs around Route 66 / Main Street from Steve Owens Blvd., to 2nd Ave. NW/NE. The stage will sit across Route 66 (Main Street) facing north near the intersection of 1st Avenue SW/SE & Main.

Take Note: Parking / Shuttle Information
• Pelivan Shuttles will run courtesy of the City of Miami between the Miami Civic Center and the parking lot across from Osborn Drugs.

• The service, which is fully ADA compliant, is open to the public from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 30, and from 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 31.

• No alcoholic beverages are permitted on public transit vehicles and the shuttles follow FTA guidelines. All riders/drivers must wear a mask.

Attention Young (Oklahoma-based) Artists! Here's an opportunity to represent the myaamia arts community on a larger stag...
07/23/2021
The BIG Show: Work by Young Artists

Attention Young (Oklahoma-based) Artists! Here's an opportunity to represent the myaamia arts community on a larger stage! We will be looking at more ways to engage with this project soon, but wanted to share so you can start thinking about what you might want to create!

https://philbrook.org/exhibitions/the-big-show-work-by-young-artists/?fbclid=IwAR04JebsMUhIG5--2P9W5SwA1sMz132dJrBwEj663lgWhpYtFZ9yzp0SK3I

The Big Show is a radically inclusive exhibition highlightin...

07/19/2021

MHMA will be closed today, July 19. The Gift Shop will be open.

Boarding Schools
07/15/2021
Boarding Schools

Boarding Schools

Warning: this post contains distressing details. Recent news coming from Canada, particularly from the grounds of Kamloops Indian Residential School, Marieval Indian Residential School, St. Eugene’…

Things got a little busy on Saturday (should have guessed that!), and I didn’t get to announce the People’s Choice Award...
06/28/2021

Things got a little busy on Saturday (should have guessed that!), and I didn’t get to announce the People’s Choice Award! Adding up online and in-person votes, Congratulations to Gracie Williams for her drawing of waapanswa! Mayaawi teepi, Gracie!

Things got a little busy on Saturday (should have guessed that!), and I didn’t get to announce the People’s Choice Award! Adding up online and in-person votes, Congratulations to Gracie Williams for her drawing of waapanswa! Mayaawi teepi, Gracie!

Come down to the Art Show today and enjoy some refreshments while shopping at the Miami Nation Gift Shop! Neeyolaani Kat...
06/25/2021

Come down to the Art Show today and enjoy some refreshments while shopping at the Miami Nation Gift Shop! Neeyolaani Kati!

Come down to the Art Show today and enjoy some refreshments while shopping at the Miami Nation Gift Shop! Neeyolaani Kati!

06/23/2021

Extended hours for Annual Meeting weekend:
Friday, June 25, 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, June 26: 30 minutes after Meeting concludes - 3 pm. Make plans to see the art show while you're in town!

Mihšineewe to all our artists for participating in the Eugene Brown Memorial Art Show! Voting for the People's Choice Aw...
06/16/2021

Mihšineewe to all our artists for participating in the Eugene Brown Memorial Art Show! Voting for the People's Choice Award is now open and will close Friday, June 24 at 3 pm. Vote with a reaction or positive comment, and vote for as many entries as you want!

Congratulations to Jared Nally for winning Best in Show for his panel bag entry at the Eugene Brown Memorial Art Show! C...
06/15/2021

Congratulations to Jared Nally for winning Best in Show for his panel bag entry at the Eugene Brown Memorial Art Show! Congratulations also to Josiah Dorey for winning this year's Best in Show: Youth award for his entry, 'mihtekia ahkihkwa'! The show is now open at MHMA, 28 N Main St, Miami weekdays, 9-3.

05/28/2021

Art show entries have started to arrive at the Museum; I'm so excited to share the wonderful diversity of creativity starting June 14! For any artists who plan to drop off art in person: I will be at the Gift Shop from 8:30-5 on Monday!

For any Myaamiaki! No application needed, but please participate! Send to MHMA or drop off by June 1.
05/14/2021

For any Myaamiaki! No application needed, but please participate! Send to MHMA or drop off by June 1.

For any Myaamiaki! No application needed, but please participate! Send to MHMA or drop off by June 1.

05/10/2021

If you applied for the Art Show in June, check your email! If you didn't get a message from me on Friday, message me or comment here. And if you meant to apply but missed the deadline, message me for that as well!

Check out this interesting blog post about myaamiataweenki from our friend & colleague, ciinkwia!
04/22/2021
An Introduction to Myaamia Nouns and Animacy

Check out this interesting blog post about myaamiataweenki from our friend & colleague, ciinkwia!

This post introduces a unique feature of Myaamia nouns known in linguistics as animacy. This system is used to separate nouns into two categories: animate and inanimate. Every noun we have falls in…

04/16/2021

Due to the passing of our Myaamia elder and artist Peggy McCord and some subsequent sickness in my family, I haven’t been in the office this week. Therefore, I’m extending the application deadline for the art show until next Friday, April 23.

04/03/2021

For our friends in or near Huntington, check out this opportunity to learn from Myaamia beadwork artist Katrina Mitten!

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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?