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Miami Culture and History

As a complement to our Illinois-Miami language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Miami people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and future as well as a past. 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. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Miami Websites

Miami Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Miami Indian language.
Miami Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Miami culture.
Miami Legends:
    Collection of Miami Indian legends and folktales.

Miami Tribal and Community Links

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma:
    Official homepage of the Oklahoma Miami Nation.
Miami Indians of Indiana:
    Official homepage of the Indiana Miami Nation.
Wea Tribe of Indiana * Wea Indian Tribe:
    Descendents of the Wea constituents of the original Miami Confederacy.
Miami Authors:
    Miami writers, their lives and work.
Oklahoma Miami Nation Flag:
    Miami flags.
Miami License Plates:
    Oklahoma Miami license plate.

Books for Sale on the Miami Indians
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Handy's Vocabulary of Miami:
    Miami dictionary for sale.
The Miami-Illinois Language * Elements of a Miami-Illinois Grammar:
    Miami-Illinois linguistics books for sale.
The Miami Indians of Indiana:
    History of the Eastern Miami tribe.
The Miami Indians:
    Miami ethnography/history.
    Little Turtle's defeat of the American army and the unfolding history of Indian-white relations.
Little Turtle:
    Biography of the Miami leader.
Maconaquah's Story: The Saga of Frances Slocum:
    Biography of the Quaker girl raised as a Miami Indian.
Indian Tales:
    Miami, Wyandot, and Shawnee folklore.
Algonquian Spirit:
    Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Miami and other Algonquian tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Maps of Miami Lands

Illinois Indian Maps * Indiana Indian Map * Michigan Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Miami Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southern Algonquians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Miami, Shawnee, Potawatomi, and other tribes.

Miami Lifestyle and Tradition

Miami Indians * Piankeshaw Indians * Wea Indians:
    History of the Miami Indian tribes of Ohio, with a map of Miami Ohio settlements.
Miami Indians:
    Miami history and culture.
Miami Legends:
    Collection of Miami Indian legends and folktales.
Native American Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Miami and other native art.
Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow * Miami Pow Wow Photos:
    Picture galleries and videos from Fox and Sauk powwows.
Midwest Indian Costume * Miami Regalia * Native American Wear * Headdress * Indian Haircuts:
    Traditional Illini and Miami clothing, jewelry, and hairstyles.
Native American Religions:
    Advice for people researching traditional Miami religion and other American Indian spirituality.

Miami History

Miami History:
    Tribal history of the Miami Indians.
Indians of Indiana:
    History of tribal migrations through Indiana, with a map showing the Miami, Wea, and Piankashaw journeys.
Indians 101: A Brief History of the Wea Indians * Indians 101: Miami Indians:
    Overview of the history of the Wea and Miami tribes.
The Miami Indians:
    Miami timeline and links.
Little Turtle * Meshekinoquah/Little Turtle * Little-Turtle (Michikinqua) * Little Turtle:
    Kekionga: The Worst Defeat in the History of the US Army * Little Turtle:
    Miami chief Little Turtle (Mishakinaquah) and his defeat of American General St. Clair.
Frances Slocum, White Rose of the Miamis * Frances Slocum * Maconaquah (Frances Slocum):
    The Lost Sister, Frances Slocum * Maconaquah's Story: The Saga of Frances Slocum:
    Frances Slocum (Maconaquah), a Quaker girl raised as a Miami Indian.
Four Directions: Miami:
    Timeline and links about Miami history.

Miami Genealogy

Genealogy Services:
    Wea, Piankeshaw, and Miami genealogy services.
Miami Indian Names:
    Historical archive of Miami names.
Wea & Miami Indian Surnames:
    Wea and Miami names from different time periods.
American Indian Ancestry:
    Direction for those seeking Miami and other Native American ancestors.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Wikipedia: Miami * Miami Indians:
   Encyclopedia entries about the Miami tribe.
   Pueblo Miami * Los Miami:
   Information about the Miami tribe in Spanish.
   Miamis * The Miami Indians * Miami Resources:
   Miami links.

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