noun (plural same or Miamis)
1A member of an American Indian people formerly living mainly in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin and more recently inhabiting areas of Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
- Several tribes, especially the Cherokees and Creeks in the South and the Shawnees, Kickapoos, Miamis, and others north of the Ohio River, held substantial military power.
- Among the tribes represented were Delawares, Iroquois, Wyandots, Miamis, Ottawas, Pottawattamies, Creeks, Sac and Fox, Choctaw.
- By the spring of 1774, the French in the area conspired against the Miamis and decided they deserved full control over the portage.
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Relating to the Miami or their language.
- She turned on the news, which was currently the local news, and watched in disgust as she watched a story about a Miami tribe of Indians wanting to sue a bunch of Illinois land owners for something they didn't do.