1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Miami (tribe)
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MIAMI, a tribe of North American Indians of Algonquian stock. The English called them Twightwees, a. corruption of the native name, which meant the cry of the crane. They were first found in south-eastern Wisconsin, and in 1764 numbered about 1750. Their civilization was advanced and they lived in stockaded towns. They took part in Pontiac's conspiracy in 1764 and in the American War of Independence and American War of 1812 they fought on the English side. At the close of this war they were greatly reduced in numbers. A few Miami still live on a reservation in Oklahoma and in Wabash county, Indiana.