Several tribes, especially the Cherokees and Creeks in the South and the Shawnees, Kickapoos, Miamis , and others north of the Ohio River, held substantial military power.
Beaubien also rallied the Miamis and traveled with them and the British Lieutenant Governor of Canada, Henry Hamilton, in their attack on Vincennes and Virginian forces in 1778.
He had not only married into one of the most hostile tribes of the Great Lakes, the Miamis , but he had also led numerous Indian raids against settlements along the Ohio River and in the Illinois country.
She turned on the news, which was currently the local news, and watched in disgust as she watched a story about a Miami tribe of Indians wanting to sue a bunch of Illinois land owners for something they didn't do.
Though the American presence diminished the power of the Miamis in 1795, Richardville's Kekionga maintained its economic and political sovereignty until the Treaty of Ghent, 1814.
When de la Balme promised the Creoles a quick remedy and targeted a scapegoat, Charles Beaubien, the British agent to the Miamis , they received him as ‘the Messiah.’
Captain Lismahago's encounter with the Miamis and his period of temporary residence with them brings the unstable imperial experience into the centre of the Bramble party travelling through Britain.
Though the Kickapoo tribe sold the land to the federal government in 1815, the Miamis argued that the area really wasn't theirs to sell: the Miamis already owned it.
By the spring of 1774, the French in the area conspired against the Miamis and decided they deserved full control over the portage.
The Miamis never expected a renegade like de la Balme.