“Minohsaya ‘Painted Hides’ and Myaamia Cultural Reclamation”

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“Minohsaya ‘Painted Hides’ and Myaamia Cultural Reclamation”

November 16, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Art from the Land: Minohsaya ‘Painted Hides’ and Myaamia Cultural Reclamation” with George Ironstrack

Generations of Myaamia people produced beautiful minohsayaki ‘painted hides’ in order to wrap their relatives in visual representations of familial love. This artistic practice waned in the 1700s, but examples of minohsayaki survive in European archives. This presentation summarizes the work of a team of citizens of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma as well as non-tribal allies to reconnect with existing painted hides and reclaim the practice of hide painting in their communities.

George Ironstrack is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Assistant Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University. He has participated in Myaamia language renewal projects as both a student and a teacher since the mid-1990s. Examples of his work can be found on the Myaamia Community Blog: aacimotaatiiyankwi.org.


November 16, 2022
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Stanley Museum of Art
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Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
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