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.

Operating as usual


The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma announces the 2022 Miami Nation Pow Wow & Homecoming Celebration set for Saturday, June 25! Note that our dance is only one night this year and will not be a competition event but will resemble the Pow Wow format used by our elder brothers, the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, for their annual dance. So please mark your calendars to join us!


For anyone interested!

9th Biennial Myaamiaki Conference 04/09/2022

9th Biennial Myaamiaki Conference

Myaamiaki Conference Livestream

9th Biennial Myaamiaki Conference The Myaamia Center hosts the 9th biennial Myaamiaki Conference where the Myaamia Center updates the Myaamia and Miami University communities on the research ...


Our staff is excited to travel to Miami University this weekend for the Myaamiaki Conference. There’s still to register if you’d like to join, in-person or virtually! Both the museum gallery & gift shop will be closed on Friday, April 8.

Don't forget to register for the Myaamiaki Conference! The conference is free to the public, but we ask that all participants (including presenters) individually register for the conference. You can learn more about the conference and register at the link below.

Photos from myaamiamakerspace's post 04/01/2022

So excited to introduce the new Makerspace! Be sure to like the makerspace page to catch all the updates and programs!


Scholarships for Native American adults and teens available for 2022 @idyllwildarts Workshops & Festival June 13 - July 2


Help the Local Artists Team paint a mural during Mural Fest. Contact Jessica Stout at: [email protected]

Photos from Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive's post 03/18/2022

We are happy to bring a group of young artists to see their work displayed at the Philbrook Museum!

Photos from Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive's post 03/03/2022

Stopped by the Little Free Library this beautiful day and stocked it with all new books & fun pens, pencils, and blank books to write in! Featuring “A is for Awesome!” in celebration of Women’s History Month! The LFL is located at the Leonard Learning Center, and anyone is welcome to take a book or leave a book there. 📚❤️


MHMA & MNGS will be closed today.


MHMA will be closed today & tomorrow for inclement weather. Awansiko—stay warm!


MHMA will have extended hours this weekend! Friday we will be open 9-6pm and 9-3 on Saturday!

"Exposed" (waapantelilaani-I show something to you) 12/06/2021

"Exposed" (waapantelilaani-I show something to you)

Myaamia artist Katrina Mitten - Beadwork Artist has a number of works featured in the 2021 Cherokee Art Market. I especially appreciate her new piece called 'Exposed.' mayaawi teepi, Katrina!

"Exposed" (waapantelilaani-I show something to you) The camera like the ones used to take photos of many indigenous children and those entering the boarding schools is matte black. I have made vinyl lettering a gloss black so the viewer can see in words what those children were "exposed" to.  ABUSE, psychological, physical, sexual...  LOSS, languag...


Here's a fun event to check out this weekend from our friends at the Quapaw Youth Program!


Our friend Scott Shoemaker and his daughter (and oohsemali, her doll) are rockin’ some beautiful mahkisina! Anyone else having fun for Rock Your Mocs Week? Share a picture in the comments!

Timeline photos 11/03/2021

Timeline photos

Help us Make History!🇺🇸
Nov. 11-14, 2021

First American veterans and service members, who are enrolled citizens of the tribes in Oklahoma are invited to participate in First Americans Museum's "Making History" project. Add your name to FAM's Veterans Database in the OKLA HOMMA exhibition. This is a searchable tool to honor Tribal warriors.

Families of veterans may participate on behalf of their loved ones. Learn more here: | Funding for the “Making History” project is provided through a grant from Boeing.


The Museum & shop will be closed today, Wednesday Nov 3, from 11:15-1:15 for a staff meeting!


Neewe to all our friends who colored anikwaki this summer. They’ll be coming off the wall, but watch for more anikwaki appearing soon!


A little Miami-Potawatomi shared history from our friends at CPN.

In 1790, Little Turtle lead a group of Native American warriors, including Potawatomi, to attack U.S. Commander Josiah Harmar, resulting in large casualties to the American forces. Read more about this time in Potawatomi history by following the link below.


The MHMA & gift shop will be closed today, October 11. Happy Indigenous People’s Day!


Today marks 175 years since the Miami Nation was forcibly removed from the homelands. Visit the museum to view our exhibition about this story. Also visit the community blog to read posts correlating to the removal journey; more will be added as we remember those who undertook that month-long trek in 1846.


It's the last week to come in and make art to include in the Philbrook Big Show! This is for ANY Oklahoma youth. Friday morning is the deadline to enter! You can also drop off art that you've already made to include.


📻 Application deadline for second digital workshop for Indigenous journalists with less than five years professional experience NextGenRadio: Indigenous extended to Oct. 15. NAJA partners with Next Generation Radio, KOSU Radio, and OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications for paid project set Nov. 1-6. Stipends are available. -


MHMA will be closed Sept 27-October 1 for exhibit installation.


We are closed today for Native American Day, but will be open tomorrow, Saturday 25, from 1-4. It will be the last day for the Eugene Brown Memorial Art Show! Kids can also visit to make art for the Philbrook Big Show.


Are you looking for something to do today? Come on down and make some art for "The Big Show" at the Philbrook! Open until 5 pm, Absolutely Free!

Photos from Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive's post 09/16/2021

Last call for art show sales! The entries here are still for sale! Send us a message if you’d like to purchase before the end of the show next week.

Photos from Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive's post 09/09/2021

From today until October 7, any Oklahoma young artist (age 4-18) can come into our front space and create art using any of our supplies for inclusion in "The Big Show" next spring at the Philbrook Museum--absolutely free! Adults are welcome too, to sit and read a book & have a cup of coffee or do an art project alongside the kids. (For art that is not intended for the show, we ask for a small materials replenishment donation.) If you want something to be included, but don't want to create it on-site, you can also drop off and fill out a registration form and we will deliver it to the Philbrook for you. Open 9-5, Monday-Friday.

Why are Myaamia words so long? 09/07/2021

Why are Myaamia words so long?

Why are Myaamia words so long? When I’m teaching in the community I often get the question, “why are Myaamia words so long?” So, what is it that makes them so different from English? Why are they longer? Let’s dig into Myaamiaat…


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 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.

The BIG Show: Work by Young Artists 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!

The BIG Show: Work by Young Artists The Big Show is a radically inclusive exhibition highlightin...


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! Adding up online and in-person votes, Congratulations to Gracie Williams for her drawing of waapanswa! Mayaawi teepi, Gracie!

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The siihsipaahkwikaani exhibit is over! (Man, that must have been one looong sugaring season! 😉) To close out the myaami...




28 N Main St
Miami, OK

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Shawnee Tribe Shawnee Tribe
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Social Security Law Center- Miami, OK Social Security Law Center- Miami, OK
227 N Main St
Miami, 74354

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Ottawa County Health Department Ottawa County Health Department
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Miami, 74354

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Northeastern Tribal Health System Northeastern Tribal Health System
7600 S Highway 69A
Miami, 74354

A consortium of eight tribes operates this facility. The goal of the NTHS is to provide the broadest scope of high quality health care services possible with the resources available.

Marine Corps League, Clevenger Detachment 1355 Marine Corps League, Clevenger Detachment 1355
Miami, 74354

We are a Veterans Organization consisting of Marines, FMF Corpsman, and Associates

Ottawa County Assessor Ottawa County Assessor
Miami, 74354

Becky Smith, Assessor Gabe Huffman, 1st Deputy Patty Rose, Deputy Richard Clapp, Deputy Alicia Hogan

Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
118 S Eight Tribes Trail
Miami, 74354

Moderated by the Peoria Tribal Office, this page is to provide members with departmental updates and

City of Miami Animal Control City of Miami Animal Control
725 D NE
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$35 adoption fee plus vetting costs for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Puppies and kittens under 6 mo

NEO Student Body Government NEO Student Body Government
200 I St NE
Miami, 74354

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Ottawa County Conservation District Ottawa County Conservation District
630 E. Steve Owens Blvd.
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