Miami-Illinois (endonym: myaamia, [mjɑːmia]) is an indigenous Algonquian language spoken in the United States, primarily in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, western Ohio and adjacent areas along the Mississippi River by the Miami and Wea as well as the tribes of the Illinois Confederation, including the Kaskaskia, Peoria,
Miami food crops included corn, beans, and squash. Miami Indian men also hunted buffalo. They set controlled fires to drive the large animals towards the hunters. Miami recipes included soup, cornbread, and stews.
The word Miami is related to the word Myaamia. Myaamia means “downstream person” though we often translate it into the plural “people.” In the distant past, this was a term that other indigenous peoples applied to us, but over time we began to use it for ourselves.
The sovereign Miami Tribe of Oklahoma is based in Miami, Oklahoma in the northeastern corner of the state. The population of the Nation is approximately 4,400, and citizens can be found living in all 50 states as well as outside the boundaries of the United States.
The name Miami derives from Myaamia (plural Myaamiaki), the tribe’s autonym ( name for themselves) in their Algonquian language of Miami -Illinois. Some Miami have stated that this was only a name used by other tribes for the Miami, and not their autonym.
On June 5, 1854, the Miami Indians ceded to the United States all the land acquired by the treaty of 1840, except 70,000 acres for their future homes, and also a section of 640 acres for school purposes.
The Miami Tribe people were farmers. They grew food crops which included beans, corn and squash. The Miami Tribesmen were expert hunters and they mostly hunted wild buffaloes. They used fire to drive the buffalo towards the hunters.
Miami is a Native American nation originally speaking one of the Algonquian languages. Among the peoples known as the Great Lakes tribes, it occupied territory that is now identified as Indiana, southwest Michigan, and western Ohio.
They lived in oval-shaped houses made of woven reeds, also called wigwams. Wooden sticks were wrapped around them for support. The tightly wrapped reeds made for a good, waterproof roof.
Miami is named after the Mayaimi, a Native American tribe that lived around Lake Okeechobee until the 17th or 18th century. The Miami area was better known as “Biscayne Bay Country” in the early years of its growth.
The Miami natives originally lived in Indiana, Illinois, and southern Michigan at the time of European colonization of North America. They moved into the Maumee Valley around 1700. They soon became the most powerful American Indian tribe in Ohio.
The name Miami comes from the Calusa word “Mayami,” meaning “Big Water.” Tequesta—or Chequescha—their village on the north bank of the river, became the site of the future city of Miami.
Although the heartland of the Shawnee people appears to have been present-day southern Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, groups of Shawnee were spread across the eastern United States, living in Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West