George Ironstrack and Liz Ellis in conversation about Minohsayaki

Please register for the interrelated upcoming Alumni Association webinar on February 22, 12PM Eastern: 

“Oklahoma to Paris and Back Again: Peewaalia and Myaamia Stories of Minohsayaki ‘Painted Hide Robes’

Join in conversation with George Ironstrack, Assistant Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University and citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (Myaamia), and Elizabeth Ellis, Associate Professor of History at Princeton University, and citizen of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (Peewaalia) about minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes’, an art form that was practiced by both the Peewaaliaki and Myaamiaki before contact with Europeans in the late 1600s and early 1700s.

This discussion will help frame the research, reconnection, and the reclamation of cultural heritage with minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes’, with particular emphasis on examples in a Parisian museum collection.  This webinar will highlight RCCAM’s featured exhibition, Minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes’: A Peewaalia and Myaamia Story of Reclamation.  Using a community-curated approach, this exhibition is created in the voices of Peewaaliaki ‘Peoria Indian’ and Myaamiaki ‘Miami Indian’ people. The link to register for the Webinar can be found here: 

Minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes’ Exhibition at Miami University gives voice to Peewaalia and Myaamia peoples

We are excited to announce the opening in January 2024 of the exhibit Minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes,’ at the Richard and Carol Cocks Art Museum at Miami University in Ohio. This exhibition is a product of work by Reclaiming Stories project members in partnership with the museum and of course the Miami and Peoria communities. It will run through the Summer of 2024. Please see this article for information about the project!!

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Reclaiming Stories

The Reclaiming Stories project is a collaboration among members of the Peoria and Miami Tribes, along with associated scholars, working on history and practice of hide painting. The group formed in 2020 and won a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (through the Humanities Without Walls Consortium) to undertake a community-based research project through 2025. Look here for news and updates about this exciting project!