Treaty of St. Mary's collection
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- 1818 October
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The Myaamiaki occupied territory that is now known as north and central Indiana, southwest Michigan, and western Ohio. Most Miami people were forced to relocate to Indian Territory (first Kansas, then Oklahoma) by 1846. However, unlike the Potawatomi nation, some Miami families were able to remain in Indiana on reserves granted to individuals, including chiefs Jean Baptiste Richardville (Peshewa) and Francis Godfroy (Palawonza). The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma are the only Miami tribe officially recognized by the United States government. The Miami Nation of Indiana, a nonprofit organization of comprised of the Miami descendants exempted from removal have been unsuccesful in attaining separate recognition, though many were allowed to join the main tribe as of 1996.
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Chaput, Donald. "The Family of Drouet de Richeville: Merchants, Soldiers, and Chiefs of Indiana." Indiana Magazine of History 74, no. 2 (June 1978): 103–116. Accessed May 18, 2021. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/imh/article/view/10088.
Glenn, Elizabeth, and Stewart Rafert. The Native Americans. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society Press, 2009.
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. "About Us." Accessed May 18, 2021. https://www.miamination.com/about.
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. "History." Accessed May 18, 2021. https://www.miamination.com/node/11.
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Indian Removal Act." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Last updated November 13, 2019. Accessed May 18, 2021. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Indian-Removal-Act.
United States Office of the Historian. "Indian Treaties and the Removal Act of 1830." Accessed May 18, 2021. https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/indian-treaties.
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- Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866
- Conner, John, 1775-1826
- Conner, William, 1777-1855
- Indian Removal, 1813-1903
- Indians of North America -- Treaties
- Jennings, Jonathan, 1784-1834
- Lafontaine, Francis, 1810-1847
- Lasselle, Charles B., 1819-1908
- Lasselle, Francis D., 1807-1864
- Miami Indians
- Miami Tribe
- Parke, Benjamin, 1777-1835
- Richardville, Jean Baptiste, 1761-1841
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