The Myaamia Mapping Project

by Governanti, Brett J

Abstract (Summary)
This was a community-driven practicum project assisting the Miami Tribe in achieving the spatial reconstruction of their traditional pre-removal landscape using geographic information systems. This project applies the Miami conception of their pre-removal landscape to multiple digital map layers. The results are considered a preliminary phase in the mapping of the Miami landscape that will result in greater understanding of Miami ethnohistory. Project deliverables empower the Tribe with spatially accurate digital map layers of their historic landscape and its biophysical features. The organization of these digital map layers allows the Tribe to examine how the historic Miami Tribe operated within the geographic space of their historic homelands. The Miami are now passing the project on to continue to identify the historic Miami cultural landscape from their perspective. The map database is provided to the Tribe for continuation of the project at their discretion using large capacity DVD-R media.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:actor based research environmental visioning with gis applied anthropology native americans capacity building


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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