The Miami Nation of Indiana

Proclamation

WHEREAS, the Miami Nation of Indiana is the present-day incarnation of the clans, bands and divisions historically known as the Miami Indians. They have lived in the lands now known as the State of Indiana, including Monroe County and the City of Bloomington, since the tribe's early existence; and
WHEREAS, Monroe County has been home to many Miami treaty negotiations and the Miami Nation of Indiana has many tribal members who still reside within the county; and
WHEREAS, the Miami Nation of Indiana has a culture rich in tradition and a heritage that has been handed down from one generation to the next. They have always maintained their sense of community despite social, economic, and military instabilities; and
WHEREAS, over the years, the Miami Nation of Indiana has enjoyed government to government relations with the United States, the State of Indiana and the City of Bloomington through treaties, alliances and pledges of friendship; and
WHEREAS, the Miami Nation of Indiana has faithfully served when called upon to protect their fellow Hoosiers and all Americans in times of war. Tribe members have honorably served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and other areas of conflict; and
WHEREAS, a treaty close to the heart of the Miami Nation, the Treaty of Greenville, lives in the hearts of the Miami people, just as it did when it was signed in 1795. The treaty includes promises of peace and perpetual friendship between the United States and the Miami Nation; and
WHEREAS, today, members of the Miami Nation of Indiana continues to serve local communities as police officers, ministers, teachers, nurses and in many other areas of public service that speak of responsibility, integrity and commitment to others.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Kruzan, Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana do hereby recognize

The Miami Nation of Indiana

and commend it on its many valuable contributions to our city, state and country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here
unto set my hand and caused to be affixed the
Seal of the City of Bloomington this
24th day of January.