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  1. Indians of Indiana:The Miami Tribe Click here to continue

  2. Hello! My name is Little Turtle and I will be your guide to learning about the Miami Indian Tribe from Indiana! • Whenever you see a little brown turtle, click to go to the next slide! • Click on me to start our journey!

  3. So where would you like to begin?Click on any box to learn more about its topic! Art Religion Little Turtle Language and Transportation Food Housing Are You Chief Material? Quiz

  4. The Miami Indians *RELIGION*

  5. RELIGION *They held ceremonies offering respect to their chiefs. *The Miami had to stop practicing their religious beliefs due to the settlers and missionaries. *Many Miami ended their religious ways and converted to Christianity. Back

  6. LOOK AT THIS! Here’s a map of Native American spirituality! Totem poles were also part of Indian spirituality. Miami Indians sometimes danced as part of their religion. Back

  7. HERE'S AN INTERESTING FACT... *Sometimes the Miami would actually EAT their prisoners as part of a religious ceremony! Back

  8. The Miami Indians *LANGUAGE* and TRANSPORTATION

  9. LANGUAGE and TRANSPORTATION *In water, the Miami traveled by canoe and on land, they used dogs as pack animals. *The Miami spoke their native language: The Miami-Illinois language. *Unfortunately, no one is fluent in this language anymore. Back

  10. CHECK THESE OUT! This is a picture of a canoe that the Miami would use to get around. I bet these pack animals are powerful! What do you think? Here’s a guidebook to Miami Language Grammar! You should check it out! Back

  11. HERE'S AN INTERESTING FACT... *The Miami Indians, in regards to language, were the first Indian race to use the word and call themselves “MEN”! Back

  12. The Miami Indians *FOOD*

  13. FOOD *At harvest time, the tribe went to nearby prairies and hunted buffalo. *White corn, beans, and squash were the Miami’s main food sources *Most of the Miami’s diet came from agriculture. Back

  14. CHECK THIS OUT! The Miami harvested a lot of vegetables. The tribe enjoyed lots of berries. The Miami were known for their fishing skills. Buffalo was the Miami’s food in the winter. Back

  15. HERE'S AN INTERESTING FACT... *The Miami had important trade routes for food which helped them be more in control of things than other tribes! Back

  16. The Miami Indians *LITTLE TURTLE*

  17. LITTLE TURTLE *Little Turtle was the great chief of the Miami who led and won many battles. *Little Turtle was the chief that led the Miami at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. *He was known for being very intelligent. Back

  18. TAKE A LOOK AT THESE! Another fine drawing of the chief. A cartoon depiction of Little Turtle. A picture of Little Turtle with this headdress. Back

  19. HERE'S AN INTERESTING FACT... *Little Turtle’s name was actually Me-che-can-noch-qua, and President Washington once presented him with a sword! Back

  20. The Miami Indians *ART*

  21. ART *The Miami were known for their great quillwork, beadwork, and embroidery. *Dreamcatchers were also their specialty, being made to catch “bad dreams”. *Pottery was also a staple of the Miami Indians. Back

  22. TAKE A LOOK AT THESE! This is what a spiritual dreamcatcher looks like! A book about planting in the eyes of the Miami! Here’s a sample of Miami Indian beadwork! Check out this piece of pottery! Amazing! Back

  23. HERE'S AN INTERESTING FACT... *There is a book called “Spring Planting” that teaches young children some of the Miami’s planting traditions in Indiana! Back

  24. The Miami Indians *HOUSING*

  25. HOUSING *In spite of what you might think, the Miami didn’t live in teepees. *They mostly lived in wigwams which were small round houses made of reeds. *Nowadays, most Miami live in apartments or houses, just like you! Back

  26. LOOK AT THIS! Longhouses were used for winter living, meetings, or storing food. This is what a typical house, or wigwam, for a Miami would look like. Here’s a picture of what a Miami Indian schools looks like! Back

  27. HERE'S AN INTERESTING FACT... *The Miami lived in villages for eight months of the year and then moved to the Grand Prairie for the winter! Back

  28. The Miami Indians Are You Chief Material? Quiz Click here to go Home to the Main Menu!

  29. Okay! Let's Practice!! WAY TO GO! GREAT! WOW! ALL RIGHT! Don't you want to be the best?

  30. Directions:Take a look at the following pictures, then name the correct word or phrase that goes along with the picture given. Remember, this part is just practice! GOOD LUCK!

  31. Practice Question #1: What would you call this? A. A teepee OR B. A wigwam Back

  32. OOPS! Not Quite! Let’s Review…. Review Slide

  33. HOUSING *In spite of what you might think, the Miami didn’t live in teepees. *They mostly lived in wigwams which were small round houses made of reeds. *Nowadays, most Miami live in apartments or houses, just like you! Back

  34. GREAT JOB! That's Correct!

  35. Practice Question #2: A. To catch nightmares What is this used for? OR B. To catch spiders in your sleep

  36. OOPS! Not Quite! Let’s Review…. Review Slide

  37. ART *The Miami were known for their great quillwork, beadwork, and embroidery. *Dreamcatchers were also their specialty, being made to catch “bad dreams”. *Pottery was also a staple of the Miami Indians. Back

  38. GREAT JOB! That's Correct! Begin Quiz!

  39. YOU ARE READY! Time to make you into a CHIEF! Let’s Begin…

  40. Question #1: What major battle did Little Turtle lead? A. The Fox Wars OR B. The Battle of Fallen Timbers

  41. OOPS! Not Quite! Let’s Review…. Review Slide

  42. LITTLE TURTLE *Little Turtle was the great chief of the Miami who led and won many battles. *Little Turtle was the chief that led the Miami at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. *He was known for being very intelligent. Back

  43. FANTASTIC!! That's Correct!

  44. Question #2: What piece of art was very spiritual to the Miami? A. Pottery OR B. Dreamcatchers

  45. OOPS! Not Quite! Let’s Review…. Review Slide

  46. TAKE A LOOK AT THESE! This is what a spiritual dreamcatcher looks like! A book about planting in the eyes of the Miami! Here’s a sample of Miami Indian beadwork! Check out this piece of pottery! Amazing! Back

  47. FANTASTIC!! That's Correct!

  48. Question #3: During some ceremonies, what did the tribe offer to their chief? A. Respect OR B. Sacrifices

  49. OOPS! Not Quite! Let’s Review…. Review Slide

  50. RELIGION *They held ceremonies offering respect to their chiefs. *The Miami had to stop practicing their religious beliefs due to the settlers and missionaries. *Many Miami ended their religious ways and converted to Christianity. Back