Project: Native Americans

Categories: First Peoples Project | Native Americans | Native Americans Project | North American First Peoples | Tribes

This is a sub-project of the First Peoples Project. For the Native Americans in Canada, please visit First Peoples of Canada.

Native Americans Project

Welcome. The Native Americans Project encompasses sub-projects according to tribe, event or other area of historical or cultural interest. The geographic scope is the lower 48 US states plus Alaska in North America. The time frame covers pre-colonial until the present. This project serves as a central directory of all that is going on in the sub-projects.

Are you interested in the Native Americans Project?

The mission of the project is to add and improve profiles of Native Americans. Project members take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, removing incorrect information and offer research assistance as needed.



  • For each person:
  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number
  2. PPP added only for individuals who are historically significant or are the subject of many merges.
  3. pertaining categories added
  4. templates added
  5. biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  6. Attached family meets these goals, too
  7. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the GFR for help)
  8. Identify all Profiles which may be mythical in nature, add disputed profile section and subsections for adding Native American and Mainstream Sources per the Genealogical Proof Standards (GPS).

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See the Badge Report for a complete list. Fors specific project work see the Participants list below.

  1. Add the line [[Category:Native Americans Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the Category page.
  1. Check out the To-Do list below to find something to help us work on, and add yourself (or ask one of us to) to that task.

Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.

  • Gerald I continue to research and profile my Metis family members. My current focuses are the Maumee and Sioux Nations. I am researching Cherokee, Choctaw, Natchez, Biloxi and Chickasaw Indian nations especially circa 1720-1820 and Winnebago Indian nation circa 1800-1847. I am updating Miami Indian profiles in regard to French marriages.
  • Rose Edwards I will try to help with questions about the Ojibwa Tribe of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan. I will work on setting up the Ojibwa Tribe sub-project page.
  • Maggie - New York State tribes. Also keeping an eye on new Native American profiles to make sure they are sourced/categorized properly.
  • Brian Wagnon - working on adding profiles, cleaning up profiles. Family taking up a lot of time right now, but will do look ups for Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
  • Linda Fearn- Working specifically on the Bay of Quinte,Iroquois Bear Clan, Mohawks, First Nations,Ontario, Hastings , Caughnawaga Que(Kahnawake Que. ... A – L |Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Aronghyengtha Tyendinaga Reservation, ont, canada and Up State, New York my Ancestors.
  • Lance Foster Member of the Iowa Tribe of the Kansas and Nebraska, and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, White Cloud, KS. Working specifically on the Iowa Tribe, but with interest also in the Otoe-Missouria, Omaha, Sac and Fox, and Great Nemaha Halfbreed Tract of Nebraska descendants. May be of some assistance regarding other nations and general Native American culture and history.
  • Brian Ward- working on descendants of Powhatan as they relate to WV
  • Elizabeth Nesbitt - Available to help with a broad range of American Indian issues of documentation. Working on recruiting Tribal members to participate in WikiTree and Native American project. Also particularly interested in Tribes in Indian Territories of Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.
  • Carleton Procter I'm primarily interested in the Wampanoag, and Nauset, -their Peoples, Cultures, Languages, Tribes, and Clans. Also the Lenni Lenape, Abenaki, Massachusett, and others too, as they present themselves in my research. I'm Generally interested though in all Indigenous, Aboriginal, Native Peoples and their Cultures around the World, and the importance of preserving, encouraging, and celebrating them. There may be as many as 1,000,000 or more, separate, distinct, Native Peoples and Cultures, Past and Present, around the World. It would be great if they all (Individual persons, and Tribes/Peoples) could be represented here on
  • Lynden Raber Castle Rodriguez - I have only been lately aware of a specific Native American heritage, although my mother always suspected. But she would never have guessed our descendancy from Pocahontas. She would have been so thrilled. Even so, my interest will be quite general, although I want to take the time to learn more about Pocahontas.
  • Nancy Landers Currently working on a line of Métis, that begins in Choika (Illinois) which includes Yankton Sioux, Ioway, interpreters, and signatories of some Sioux Treaties. Part of that line ends up at Cumberland House, in Saskatchewan, Canada. Gathering the information has been an eye opening journey of its own.
  • Hatfield-1242 Working on learning more and linking profiles to the Quapaw, Seneca-Cayuga, Eastern Shawnee, Wyandotte, Peoria, Cheyenne, Cherokee, and Choctaw Tribes
  • isa Murphy Kelsey-745 Joseph Brant and the Mohawks, also have other family that I am trying to locate tribe info for and work on all other Native information as I come upon it.
  • Monday-93 Working on Cherokee Nancy Adair that married Charles Reese. Have her father as Noah Drowning Bear and mother Nanokatechee. Then hit a wall.... Plus will do anything else that is needed.
  • Debi Adkins Longoria. Adkins-3424. I would like to help update information on the Shawnee tribe,
  • Lacey-485 Working on locating the grandparents of William Nelson Dunegan. William, his parents and his grandparents were members of the Choctaw Nation. I belive I have located William's grandmother but have not been able to find much else about his maternal Nelson family line. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Carole Taylor Trying to find the SOURCE proof for my very great-gramma, Susan Emory-Fields who married my Grampa Richard Fields.. and along the way I found a Cherokee family that had not been added to wiki so I looked hard for them and added one of the 2.
  • Shirley Davis I am working on a one place study of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, Canton, SD
  • Amber Sanders Currently researching Osage members of the Oklahoma/Kansas territories.
  • Aimee Lesieutre Interested in Detroit area Metis and Miami and other tribes in region - Michigan, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois
  • Jo Gill Adding profiles of the Choctaw McClure family in Bryan County, Oklahoma.
  • Alex Elliott - Currently creating the California Miwok Tribe page and adding appropriate categories to profiles. Would love to branch out and help other subproject pages in need of some TLC.
  • Sarah Mason - I am working on adding my daughter's lines to the tree. She is Ponca (Osni/Northern/Nebraska Tribe). If I can help anyone with look-ups or local research in the Eastern Nebraska area, I will try my best. I am working on gathering Ponca resources and getting the Ponca Project going

Project Tasks

Check out the the Project Task list below to find something to help us work on, and add yourself (or ask one of us to) to that task:

Some tasks are not alphabetical
Tasks A to G or All H to M or All N to T or All U to Z or All
Resources overall or on sub-project Linda Barnett
Resources overall or on sub-project
Sub-Project Pages Set-up Help Shirley Dalton Rose Edwards
Local Area Look-ups/Research Linda Barnett
Local Area Look-ups/Research
Integrators - G2G Resources and information
Integrators - G2G Resources and information Linda Barnett
Recruiting - Project Coordinators, Working Project Members
First Peoples Helpers--Answering Questions in G2G Linda Barnett
First Peoples Helpers--Answering Questions in G2G
Reducing Mythological Profiles Jeanie Roberts

Project Resources

As you come across project resources add then to the appropriate Project Page. Plain and simple - just add them to the list with links.

Project Pages Set-up

Use the Project Pages Templates to help others set-up tribal or associated pages. You can even set them up yourself.

Local Area Help/Research

Live in or near an area where Native Americans live or lived? Have the time to do some research for other WikiTreer's? This is what Local Area Helpers do.

Project Integrators

Project Integrators work to take information posted to G2G and integrate it into WikiTree. Whether it's a questions or answer about a Native American Tribe or person, bring the question and answer over to the appropriate WikiTree page and add it to it.

First Peoples Helpers

Answer Project related questions. If you don't know the answer, point to a person or project who might know the answer. If the person needs a little profile help, show them how to do whatever it is they are stumbling on. If it's a Big problem than you are up for? Send in an MRI to get a Mentor to help them.

Project Boxes

Calling all Native American Profile Managers and members of the Native Americans Project.

We need to switch out most Project Boxes for Project Stickers. Why you ask? Because project boxes are intended for Project Profile Management, as in Native Americans Project Profile would manage (along with existing profile managers) any profile needing Project Protection and Project Box. All other profiles will have the Project Sticker.

Read more on Project Managed Profiles here.

On profiles not requiring project protection, please remove the Project Box Template, {{Native American|tribe= name}}, and replace (when replacing the Native Americans project box with the Sticker data, the Sticker template should be placed below the ==Biography== lines).

{{Native American Sticker|tribe=Ojibway}}

If a Profile you manage is in need of Project Protection, please leave the Project Box Template. In a short while Jillaine and/or I will ask to have the EditBot run to change-out any that have not already been done.

Any ppp'd profiles still needing Project Protection will have the Project Profile added after EditBot has made changes.


Shirley, Native American Project Leader

Project Sticker

Sample usage:

{{Native American Sticker|tribe=Ojibway}}


... ... ... was a Native American and member of the Ojibway tribe.

Project Protected Box

Sample usage:

{{Native American|tribe=Ojibway}}


... ... ... was a Native American and member of the Ojibway tribe.
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Sub Projects

Native Alaskans Apache Tribe Cherokee Tribe Choctaw Tribe
Comanche Tribe Creek Tribe Apsáalooke (Crow) Iowa Tribe
Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Lakota Tribe Miami Tribe Mohave
Nauset Niimíipu (Nez Perce) Tribe Pueblo Tribe Saponi Tribe
Seneca Tribe Shawnee Tribe Shoshone Tribe Sioux Tribe
Wampanoag_Tribe US Southern Colonies Native Americans Descendants of Matoaka (Pocahontas) Family of Wahunsenacawh (Powhatan)

Sub Project Template Page

Shirley is currently working to bring all the project pages in to line with current Project Page Guidelines. Please use this Template Page to create any sub-projects. Please leave the structure and no-project specific information in place while adding project specific information and graphics into the formatted page.

To suggest a new project page please post to the Google Mail Group

Quick Description

WikiTree Project Native American Space Pages

Disputed, Possible Mythical Profiles

WT ID Link WT ID Name Link
Cornblossom Doublehead-46 Pawalin (Cornblossom) Doublehead Troxel
Hokolesqua Hokolesqua-6 Sowege Waupaathee (Hokolesqua) Shawnee

Project as Manager

As soon as a profile has attained Profile Protected Status (PPP), the Project Profile gets added to the trusted list (if not already done) and then gets activated as active manager (if not already done).
The other active managers will move themselves, or (if managers don't respond/ are inactive, or if they are ok someone else does it) will be removed as active managers, but will of course remain on the trusted list for as long as they wish or are alive.
The reasoning behind this:
  1. Massively merged profiles (i.e. the result of numerous mergers) need the Project Profile as custodial manager in order to monitor edits and changes to the data and / or biography.
  2. Parent profiles cannot be merely edited away by dis-connection and / or re-connection - a certain amount of collaborative consultation will be necessary after which the Project Research Coordinator have to follow the democratic vote and evidence based sources and change the parents or have the LNAB corrected or changed all together.
  3. As these profiles are all older than 200 years, it has a leveling effect - no one in his / her own can own a Project managed profile - the profile is under custodial management of the project itself, while editing and enhancement (with due attention to style and standards) can still be performed by anyone with the correct WikiTree credentials (Honor Code Signatory, Pre-1700 or even Pre-1500 test passed).
  4. All project members are kept informed through the Google-group news feeds, the project profile Google-group is in fact the watchlist of the project profile, so it's similar to the feed you receive from all profiles you are managing (your own watchlist), with the advantage we now have a way to share thousands of profiles with hundreds or thousands of members (everyone who joins the project and/or project google group) without our own watchlist becoming way too large to handle.
Trusted list members of this specific Project Profile is reserved for those most active, experienced and knowledgeable (as the content of this project goes).

Other Native American Space Pages

WikiTree Resources

Remember a lot of questions can be answered by referring to the help pages link at the top right of pages.

External Links

  • PDF - a guide to tracing American Indian and Alaska Native Ancestry



Tribe Lists








Western US

Census Information

Language Resources


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