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Myaamia Heritage Museum and Archive
Category
Government & Business
Summary
aatotankiki myaamiaki ("What the Miamis are talking about," the tribal newspaper), Vol. 5, No. 2.
Page 14 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Findings: Appraiser Berkley W. Duck came to a conclusion about the value of the land in Royce Area 99 at the time of the 1818 sale to the United States by the Miami Tribe.
Page 15 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Final Award: The Commission announced the final award amounts in regards to Royce Area 99 to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Ira Sylvester Godfroy on behalf of the Miami Indians of Indiana, and several other tribes inhabiting the area in 1818.
Page 2 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Opinion: The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma made claims about the sale of Royce Area 99 in Indiana. The court decided that the Miami Tribe had claim to the land at this time and decided to continue to deliberate whether the government owed any additional money.
Page 3 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Opinion: The Commission considered proposed amendments to the findings regarding the value of the land. It was found that the original findings were accurate and the original award amount was slightly increased.
Page 4 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Opinion: The opinion of the Commissioner regarding the valuation of the lands in Royce Area 99.
Page 5 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Dissenting Opinion: The Associate Commissioner, Arthur V. Watkins, provides a dissenting opinion in regards to the Commission's valuation of the land in Royce Area 99.
Page 6 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Findings: The Commission was presented with possible offsets by the defendants to credit toward the remaining amount due to the Miami Tribe for Royce Area 99.
Page 7 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Final Award: The Commission revised the final award amount to reflect the increased valuation of the land in Royce Area 99. The final award amount totaled $4,647,467.67.
Page 9 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Opinion: A quote from Chief Little Turtle about the lands belonging to the Miami People. This was used as support for the Miami People's claim to certain lands in Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois.
Page 11 of 15
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Findings: The Commission researched the value of land at the time of the 1818 sale of Royce Area 99 to the United States. They used this information to determine what amount was still due to the Miami Tribe.
Page 4 of 8
Community
Myaamia Center
Category
Government & Business, Land & Place
Summary
Opinion: The Commission settled a dispute as to who would receive the final award by determining both groups of Miami people would share in the award. The fair market value of lands ceded in treaties from 1834, 1838, and 1840 was considered.