From Ohio History Central
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| image = [[File:Miami Tribe.jpg]]
| caption= Portrait of Mi-A-Qu-A, a Miami chief
, from "History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs," by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall, published in 1854.
<p>The Miami natives originally lived in Indiana, Illinois, and southern Michigan at the time of European arrival. They moved into the Maumee Valley around 1700. They soon became the most powerful Native American tribe in Ohio. The Miamis spoke one of the dialects of the Algonquian natives and were thus related to the Delaware natives, the Ottawa natives, and the Shawnee natives. </p>