Project: Native Americans
Welcome. The Native Americans Project is a "top level" project that encompasses sub-projects according to tribe, event or other area of historical or cultural interest. The geographic scope will be lower 48 states plus Alaska in North America. The time frame will cover pre-colonial until the present. This project serves as a central directory of all that is going on in the sub-projects.
- Leaders: M. Gaulden and Shirley Dalton
- Coordinators: Jeanie Roberts, Myths and Legends
- Answer our G2G welcome feed to join the Native Americans project and get a badge.
- Add native_americans to your followed tags.
- We use WikiTree Native Americans Google Group for communication-follow that link to join us!
- Check out our maintenance categories for our project needs, then jump in and start helping!
- Here is the Native Americans project's Error List. Working on these is a great way to contribute.
- Look at one of the Native Americans project's example profiles to see what we hope for in profiles that are part of our project. Other excellent examples from our project and others can be found in the Examples Gallery.
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:
- All duplicates merged into lowest number
- PPP added only for individuals who are historically significant or are the subject of many merges.
- pertaining categories added
- templates added
- biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
- Attached family meets these goals, too
- Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the GFR for help)
- 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).
See the Badge Report for a complete list. Fors specific project work see the Participants list below.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mags - Leader - I will answer any question asked, even if it's to send you to someone else who knows the right answer. DNA.
- 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 wikitree.com
- Denyse Baham - I am currently working on adding to WikiTree people with Native American ancestry who match my Native American DNA. My DNA is 9% Native American, and I have finally gotten confirmation that I am part Choctaw. I am on a mission to learn as much about the Choctaw Nation as I can, and create profiles for as many Choctaw people as I can.
- 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.
- Lorie Christian - 2015, December: Nothing right now
- Kenneth Shelton Native American, Cherokee.
- 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
- Casey Dennis Stimmel working on Choctaw and Cherokee roots surnames thus far are Shoemaker and Wilson.
- Amber Sanders Currently researching Osage members of the Oklahoma/Kansas territories.
- Linda Barnett Native American Cherokee
- 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.
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||Mags Gaulden|
|Local Area Look-ups/Research||Linda Barnett|
|Local Area Look-ups/Research|
|Integrators - G2G Resources and information||Shirley Davis|
|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|
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 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.
||... ... ... was a Native American and member of the Ojibway tribe.|
Join: Native Americans Project
Sub Project Template Page
Mags 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
- Mohave Tribe
- Muscogee (Creek)
- Nez Perce
- Seneca Tribe
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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
- US Civil War Project Resource Page section on Native Americans in the Civil War
- US Southern Colonies, Native Americans
- Creek War, Battles and Forts
- Creek Department of Warriors Choctaw Troops, War of 1812
Remember a lot of questions can be answered by referring to the help pages link at the top right of pages.
- Native American Space Page
- Native Americans Project Images
- Native Americans
- Federally Recognized Native American Tribes of Florida
- Seminole Tribe
- Seminole Wars
- Indian Territory
- Indigenous peoples in the United States
- Federally Recognized Native American Tribes of Oklahoma
- American Indian Wars
- American Indian Wars
- Texas-Indian Wars
- Styles and Standards Help with Styles and Standards
- Project Protecting and merging Help on PPP and Merging
- Help with Gedcoms Gedcom Help and answers
- Formatting Help with formatting on a profile
- PDF - a guide to tracing American Indian and Alaska Native Ancestry
- American Indian Tribal List
- List of Tribes, Library of Congress
- List of Federally Recognized Tribes by State
- Unrecognized Tribes of the US
- US Archives_(National)_The Five Civilized Tribes
- Wikipedia: Wikipedia Native Americans in the United States
- Indian Timeline, Native American Encyclopedia
- Bullock Museum American Indians in Texas
- Kickapoo Indians, Texas
- Texas Handbook Karankawas
- US GenWebProject_Native American Census_Transcribers Needed
- Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center-microfilm Indians of North America Census
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