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
Are you interested in the 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. 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.

Please Note:

  • If you are working on a profile of someone who is Native American or has Native American ancestors, and would like to do so, please add the Native American Sticker.
  • Please do not add the Native American project box to profiles. This is reserved for profiles which are project protected and being managed by the project. Thank you.



The goal of the Native American Project is to make every single Native American profile the very best it can be. All duplicates should be merged, appropriate categories should be added and the biography should be written using the WikiTree Style Guide. It is also important to identify all Profiles which may be mythical or fictional in nature. It is our desire to leave a lasting legacy of work for future generations and current researchers that can facilitate their quest for family history.

How to get involved in the Native Americans Project

In order to be included in the Native Americans project, and be added to our Member Contributions Page, you need to be active in one of our project teams. To be added to one of these Project Teams contact Shirley Dalton. For more information see our Teams Page.

  • Native Americans Tribe Team
  • Resources & Integration Team
  • Myths & Legends Team
  • Profile Improvers Team

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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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

WikiTree Source page (with links and citation examples):

Language Resources


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