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

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!

Kara Strass’s moccasin game pads were awarded the Best in Show Award at the 2019 Eugene Brown Memorial Art Show. She has...
03/18/2021
Mahkoonsihkwa’s Experience with Myaamia Ribbonwork

Kara Strass’s moccasin game pads were awarded the Best in Show Award at the 2019 Eugene Brown Memorial Art Show. She has definitely put in a great amount of time and effort into revitalizing this myaamia artform! Mayaawi teepi, mahkoonsihkwa! I hope we see some ribbonwork entries from across myaamionki for this summer’s show—Applications due April 16!

My journey with Myaamia ribbonwork started the same way that it has for many Myaamia people, through a community workshop about six years ago. Prior to the workshop, I had very little knowledge abo…

🚨Attention High School art students!
03/11/2021
OHSAI | USD

🚨Attention High School art students!

The Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute is open to high school students with a demonstrated interest in the visual arts and American Indian culture.

weehki-kaloosioni: wilaalaansanto ‘New Word: Color It!’
03/09/2021
weehki-kaloosioni: wilaalaansanto ‘New Word: Color It!’

weehki-kaloosioni: wilaalaansanto ‘New Word: Color It!’

We recently helped the Cultural Resources Office (CRO) of the Miami Tribe with the creation of a new word for ‘color it’: wilaalaansanto. This word is going to be used in a new children’s coloring …

Show some love to our summer program participants! They did a great job imagining and representing their ideas of a fami...
02/11/2021
Virtual Art Exhibition

Show some love to our summer program participants! They did a great job imagining and representing their ideas of a family tree! Mayaawi teepi ceeki!

Mihši-neewe pyaayiikwi! 'Thanks for coming by'! This is the artwork of Myaamia people, created with different media and skillsets, presented here for the community to enjoy. Artists based their work on the 2020 Eemamwiciki Summer Program theme: Eeweentiiyankwi. Click on an object for more

Stay up to date with all that we are looking forward to in 2021!
01/26/2021
2020 Year End Wrap Up

Stay up to date with all that we are looking forward to in 2021!

COVID turns everything upside down The year of Neehseehpineenki COVID-19 was full of tragedy and disruption. In addition to all the lives lost and sickened by this terrible disease, we also paid a …

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

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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?