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Native American Project – Teams

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The Native Americans Project invites members to organize in "teams" based on their more specific interest. They are both topical (e.g., Cherokee) and functional (e.g., Categorization). Please see the list of the teams below, add your name and ID (signed with ~~~~and who to contact if you have any queries:


Native Americans Categorization Team

This team, in collaboration with the Categorization project, reviews and updates category usage pertaining to profiles of Native Americans.


  • This team is currently empty; we are seeking a liaison between Categorization and the Native Americans project. Contact Jillaine Smith if you're interested.
  • Lorraine O'Dell I hope to work on profiles for individuals in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and I'm very interested and opinionated about categories (retired librarian) and would like to do free-space pages for tribes and bands.

Resources & Integration Team

If you enjoy researching, locating and organizing resources related to Native Americans, this is the team for you. As you come across project resources relating to Native Americans in general or a specific Tribe, add them to our reliable Native American resources page.

Do you live in or near an area where Native Americans live or lived? Have the time to do some research for other WikiTreers? This might be a good place for you to contribute to the Native Americans project.

You might be able to answer project-related questions posted to G2G with the native_american or native_americans tag. 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.

Team Members

Myths & Legends Team

Coordinator: Kathryn Parks There are quite a few fictional, fraudulent, or mythical people who have been included as Native American or married to a Native American. If you would like to work with this team in identifying and correcting those profiles, contact one of the coordinators and let them know you would be willing to help.

Team Members

Profile Improvers Team

The goal of the Native Americans Project is to raise Native American profiles to the highest standard possible and make Native American profiles the best that they can be. The PIP Team is on the front line of the coordinated effort to achieve this. Whether it be through sourcing, profiling, connecting or data-doctoring, profilers are making contributions to improve Native American profiles all the time. In addition to this, the Native American Project manages a number of profiles where extra focus is given. Further still are the PPPs (Project Protected Profiles). The criteria for these is that the profile must be at least 200 years old or notable, and it must be contentious or duplicated. If you would like to work on this team, contact Jillaine Smith.

Team Members

Native Americans in U.S. History

Native American Tribes / Nations

If you're working on a particular tribe or nation, find the tribe or nation below, click on it, and add your name to its specific page if you're interested in in working with the project to ensure that profiles of specific Tribes or Nations. See the specific Tribe / Nation team pages for details of what each group is currently working on.

  • Click on Tribe name below to go to Tribal page and add your name as a participant.
Tribal Team Team Members
Native Alaskans Sheryl Moore - updated 11/4/2019
Apache Tribe
Cherokee Nation David Selman (11/4/2019); Kathryn Forbes; Duane Poncy
Choctaw Tribe R.P. "Dek" Prentice
Comanche Tribe
Creek Tribe
Apsáalooke (Crow)
Iowa Tribe Lance Foster
Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
Lakota Tribe
Lenape Tribe Lorraine O'Dell
Metis Tribe / Nation Jerry Baraboo; Arora Anonymous
Miami Tribe
Munsee Tribe Lorraine O'Dell
Niimíipu (Nez Perce) Tribe
Ponca Tribe Sarah Mason - confirmed 11/4/2019
Pueblo Tribe
Ramapough Tribe Lorraine O'Dell
Saponi Tribe
Seneca Tribe
Shawnee Tribe Deborah Mayes
Shoshone Tribe
Sioux Tribe
Wyandot Tribe (no project page; just category) Robert Teague
Descendants of Matoaka (Pocahontas)
Family of Wahunsenacawh (Powhatan)

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I would like to work on the Lenape, Munsee, Ramapough and related nations of NY, NJ and PA.
posted by Lorraine O'Dell M.L.S.
I would suggest the addition of the Salish Indians or Flathead Indians of Montana to your list.
Would you be willing to take the lead in working up pages for each of these, Carrie?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Today is the first time I've ever looked at the Native American Project. Earlier, I looked a a picture of Chief Charlo of the Salish tribe and came to this page. I was checking to see if he was on Wikitree and seeing how individuals are added. So I admit, I am not a knowledgeable person for the task. :-) It is just one tribe, the Salish/Flathead tribe of Montana, with two commonly used names. I can look at other pages and attempt to build a similar page for the Salish/Flathead tribe. I need to research the tribe for a while to learn about them. So yes, I can do it, given some time. I also do not see the Blackfoot tribe on the list, I grew up hearing about them.
Thanks, Carrie. But let's make sure there isn't already a page. You question about the Blackfoot has made me realize the above list is not complete:


Here's a category page for the Salish: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Salish

All that text at the top needs moving to a freespace page,

It does t look loke we have a space or category page for the Flathead tribe. BUT.... googling it, I see there is no Flathead or Salish *tribe*; see:




posted by Jillaine Smith
And.. there are a slew of tribes and nations that don't have teams. See https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Category:Tribes
posted by Jillaine Smith
Sarah, this was a start at trying to convert the various sub projects to Teams. I haven't had a moment to work on it for quite some time.
posted by Jillaine Smith