Miami Presents: "Oklahoma to Paris and Back Again: Peewaalia and Myaamia Stories of Minohsayaki 'Painted Hide Robes

Presented on: Thursday, February 22nd at 12:00 PM EST

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Please join us for a 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.  Presented in partnership with Miami University’s Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum, this webinar will highlight the museum’s featured exhibition, Minohsayaki 'Painted Robes': A Peewaalia and Myaamia Story of Reclamation, open January 30-June 8, 2024.  Using a community-curated approach, this exhibition is created in the voices of Peewaaliaki ‘Peoria Indian’ and Myaamiaki ‘Miami Indian’ people.

For more information about the Reclaiming Stories Project, please visit


This virtual event is free to attend, but registration is required.  Questions?  Please reach out to Mollie Young at

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