As I young boy, I visited my grandparents, Noah Elwood and Virginia Magee Weaver in West Carrollton Ohio in the 50's and 60's, which is right on the Greater Miami, and they would take me to Miamisburg Mound and to the Hill Grove Cemetery in the village of Miamisburg nearby. Also trips to Ft Ancient above the little Miami River was a big treat. Also, the name of Maumee, the River in the north of Ohio, that the Blanchard River in Findlay, my mom's home town, is derived from the name for the people, the Miami. Like most people of color in the early history of white "America" on Turtle Is, the politicians had some control issue, around who "owns the land and the stories" back in those days of the post revolution , like in 1785 when the Northwest Ordinance was drafted and the continuing idea the the indigenous people of Turtle Island were different and savages somehow.
Looking to understand :
Interesting from a perspective of what is an "official" political map, here in 1804, that the state of ohio covers a lot of river networks, draining to the south into the Ohio River,La Belle Riviere (the Beautiful River) back then the Good river was the major route of transportation to enter the new lands from the east.And "Indian Lands" in the northwest of the political map with "ownership' etc.
And whole history of Wars and conflict promoted it seems by the dominator culture...
--> Portrait of Mi-A-Qu-A, a Miami chief.
1913 temporary bridge over the Greater Miami River during the great flood, by NEWeaver - Looking west toward the Weaver family farm
Miamisburg 827 E Central Ave, Ethyl Elizabeth "Betty" Eicher in front of the family home. CA 1917 as she was born in 1913, the year of the big flood.
1937 Steps up Miamisburg Mound by NEW in Album 1932-37 Album archived with Wright State University Archives. Noah Elwood Weaver collection.
1984 Kettering Ohio, Tom Weaver , Nate Weaver and Bill William H Eicher .
1985 Florida Tom Weaver with Betty Eicher, photo by Bill Eicher, Betty's brother Nokomis FL.