June 22, 2021

Stewart Raffert, "Introduction" to The Miami Indians of Indiana

Today the Eastern Miami are in court, attempting to regain their treaty rights and status under federal Indian law.  The legal history of the tribe continues, as does the tribal revitalization that began in the 1960s.  The Miami people have a strong sense of a common Indian heritage as well as of a Miami heritage.  They are in no danger of losing their identity.  They are also determined that the United States government has a moral obligation through the Washington Treaty of 1854 to recognize their tribal government.  Their pride and determination as Miami Indians remain in place today.