When I entered the house I was somewhat disappointed because of the condition of the inside. The outside of the house was worked on first before the inside can be renovated. They had to make sure that there wasn't any water leaks before the work began.
After the tour we went outside and watched a young lady demonstrating traditional dances of the Miami tribe. Pronounced Me ah me.
This is a closeup of her dress which reminds me of the coins that belly dancers wear on their hip scarves to make noise when they dance. This offers the same effect.
It seems like every part of the body is elaborately decorated with colors, scarves, feathers, and fur.
The feathers on the fan came from a bald eagle. The dancer had four white dots on her face and when asked what they were for she said decoration only, nothing more. I came away from this brief encounter with a little more knowledge than when I arrived. The sad part is that the Miami Indians are now located in Oklahoma and is the only federally recognized tribe. The only Miami's that were allowed to stay here were the ones related to Chief Richardville or had a white parent. On the whole there is a population of about 3000 here. In August,there will be a pow wow in a city nearby. I plan to attend this event if I can. Someone asked me today if I was a historian. No, but I have a lot of interest in the world. There is so much to learn and it seems like so little time to take everything in.