This exhibit would not be possible without the Myaamia community members who set us on the path towards the revitalization of Myaamia ribbonwork. We owe a debt of gratitude to those people who saved these items in the past, the people who have gone into the archives to re-discover them, as well as the people who teach, learn and continue the revitalization of ribbonwork today.
Mihši-neewe ‘a big thank you’ to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma as well as the staff of the Myaamia Center at Miami University. Their contributions and support have allowed us to tell a story of Myaamia ribbonwork that is unique to our community.
In addition, we would like to thank all of the lending institutions who provided objects for this exhibit, including the National Museum of the American Indian, Cranbrook Institute of Science, The Bata Shoe Museum, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, and Wabash County Historical Museum.
Finally, we would like to thank the Miami University Art Museum staff for the time and dedication that they have provided in making this exhibit. It is their commitment to community collaboration that has made this possible.