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This guide will help high school-age students gather information pertaining to Miami, Oklahoma, and the Nine Tribes that are located in the area. 

Miami Oklahoma & The Nine Native Tribes

This guide will help high school-age students gather information pertaining to Miami, Oklahoma, and the Nine Tribes that are located in the area. 

Welcome to Miami, Oklahoma

Painter, Brian. (2012, June 20). Miami, OK, and Miami, Fla.: A difference in pronunciation and Thunder and Heat. Oklahoman.Com. https://oklahoman.com/article/3686183/miami-ok-and-miami-fla-a-difference-in-pronunciation-and-thunder-and-heat/ 

The Gateway to Oklahoma on Rt. 66

City of Miami, OK. (n.d.). Miami, OK - Official Website [Government Website]. Miami, OK. Retrieved November 19, 2021, from https://www.miamiokla.net/

The Coleman Theatre Beautiful

Dillion, D. (2021). Coleman Theatre Beautiful. About Us. https://thecolemantheatre.org/

Hotel Miami

Heck, J. (n.d.). Miami (town). The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Retrieved November 15, 2021, from https://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=MI002

Miami Public Library's 100 Year Celebration Cake

Cortner, C. (2021, November 20).  Facebook. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.facebook.com/miamipubliclibrary/photos/pcb.4743345775688257/4743345645688270/?type=3&theater. 

Miami, OK Resources

Print Resources

Miami, OK Facts

  • The name is pronounced My-am-uh 
  • A son of a missionary for the Peoria Indians, Wayland C. Lykins, came to the area to raise cattle in the 1890s and wanted to make Miami the hub of his cattle empire
  • Rt. 66 passes through the center of town 
  • Lead and Zinc Mines helped put Miami on the map in the early 1900s 
    • (Miami Oklahoma Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2021)
  • Nine Native American tribes are located in or near Miami; Quapaw Tribe, Wyandotte Tribe, Modoc Tribe, Miami Tribe, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, Ottawa Tribe, Eastern Shawnee Tribe, Peoria Tribe, and Shawnee Tribe

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