The Miami Indians By: Marty Manges

The Miami Indians By: Marty Manges

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The story of The Miami Indians and what they went through as a tribe together. Also about what their culture, their challenges, and etc. Just read the story to learn more about what The Miami Indians went through as a tribe.

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  • The Miami Indians Culture
  • The Miami Indians Government
  • Their government is deciding on the next chief
  • The Miami Indians Religion
  • Praying to the totem pole
  • The Miami Indians customs and language were like the Illinois Indians culture. They lived in wigwams and the main crop they farmed was corn. Instead of marrying within their own tribe, the Miami Indians required marriage between villages.
  • Where the Miami Indians Lived
  • The village council was made up of clan chiefs, and one was elected to be civil chief. The war chief was chosen separately based on his ability to lead raids.
  • Challenges They Faced
  • US invading their land
  • Their religion was called Midewiwin, or Grand Medicine Society, and they believed they could cure the sick by using magic. Miami rites and ceremonies were held in large buildings in the village, and sacred medicine bundles and magical objects were very important.
  • Miami Indians Legacies
  • The Miami Indians lived in several places near the Great Lakes. The Indians were divided into six bands. Two of the six bands, the Wea and the Piankashaws, became independent in the early 1800's.
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  • Since American settlers were pushing the Miami Indians away from their land, they had to fight US forces to keep their freedom. Eventually they had to go to reservations to live.
  • The US is invading us!!!!!!
  • The Miami were known for farming a type of corn called "maize" that they thought was better than other tribes. They were also successful warriors because they chose their allies wisely. Their most famous war chief was named Little Turtle.
  • Why is everyone farming?
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