Person: Susan Bigleg Benjamin, Myaamia Name: Awanohkamihkwa

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Miller
  • ID: 2799
    Gender: Female
    Date of Birth: Bet 1847-1850
    Location of Birth: Kansas
    Date of Death: Year 1911
    Location of Death: Miami County, KS
  • Biography/Notes:
    Susan was born shortly after the removal in Kansas. Her allotment card states that she was the sister to Thomas Miller's first wife, Waapihkihkihkwa. Though their exact parents are unknown, Susan and Waapihkihkihkwa were the heirs to the Beaver Reserve in Indiana, a contested case that followed them all the way to Indian Territory. Susan was married to John Benjamin (Soowilencihsia), and they had three children who were not allotted; it is likely all three died as young children. John also died before arriving in Indian Territory. She later married a Quapaw man named John Medicine (sometimes recorded as Madison), but had no children with him.

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Bet 1847-1850


1854 Treaty at Washington

June 5, 1854

Treaty with The Miami. June 5, 1854 Articles of agreement and convention made and concluded at the city of Washington, this fifth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, between George W. Manypenny, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the following-named delegates representing the Miami tribe of Indians, viz: Nah-we-lan-quah, or Big Legs; Ma-cat-a-chin-quah, or Little Doctor; Lan-a-pin-cha, or Jack Hackley; So-ne-lan-gish-eah, or John Bowrie; and Wan-zop-e-ah; th...

1889 Allotment

March 2, 1889

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congressa ssembled, That the provisions of chapter One hundred and Nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty seven, entitled "An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations,and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes," are hereby declared to extend to and are made app...


Year 1911

Miami County, KS