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We are Wikipedians who have formed a project to improve, maintain, and organize the information in articles related to Indigenous peoples of North America. We hope this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. This page and its subpages contain our suggestions and discussions.

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WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America descended from the WikiProject Ethnic groups.

It covers all information on Indigenous peoples of North America available at Wikipedia, with the purpose of providing a unified coordination of all articles, stubs, categories and lists on the topic and closely related subjects.


The aim of WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America is:

  • to organize our content,
  • to improve our content when possible
  • to detect missing and incomplete articles and either create them or enhance them,
  • and to provide a coordinated effort in this direction.


This project aims to encompass all historic, ethnic, and cultural aspects of the many groups collectively described as Indigenous peoples of North America, including Aboriginal peoples in Canada, Kalaallit of Greenland, Native Americans in the United States, and indigenous peoples of Mexico (parts of Mexico within the Mesoamerican culture areas are often excluded from North America).

A special note for our First Nations, Native American, and indigenous contributors

Erdbeerteller01.jpg We welcome all people of indigenous, Native American, and First Nations heritage reading this page! We hope you enjoy participating in Wikipedia. We are especially happy to have your help in improving the diversity of Wikipedia coverage. Please feel free to leave a note on the talk page of this WikiProject, or at Wikipedia:Systemic bias if you run into problems here. And yes, it is possible to start your own Wikipedia in your own language. We'd be happy to support you in this. (Leave a note if you need help setting up a new language, or with fonts.)

Articles requested

Redlinked entries in List of Native American politicians

  1. Albert P. Adams
  2. George Adams (Washington politician)
  3. Billy Akers
  4. Charles G. Anderson
  5. Nels A. Anderson (alt. Nels A. Anderson, Jr.)
  6. Don Barlow
  7. Bill Beltz
  8. Jennifer Benally
  9. Brian Bingham
  10. William Bishop (Washington politician)
  11. Ray Christiansen
  12. Joseph Chuckwuk
  13. Doug Cox (Oklahoma politician)
  14. John E. Curtis
  15. Matthew Dana II
  16. Larry T. Davis
  17. Chuck Degnan
  18. Frank Degnan
  19. Charles Fagerstrom
  20. Frank R. Ferguson
  21. William Fourkiller
  22. Charles Franz
  23. Phillip Guy
  24. Adelheid Herrmann
  25. Jimmy Hoffman
  26. Andrew Hope
  27. Eben Hopson
  28. Jimmy Huntington
  29. Percy Ipalook
  30. Ed Iron Cloud III
  31. Brenda Itta
  32. Ivan M. Ivan
  33. George Jacko
  34. Jack Jackson, Sr.
  35. Sandra D. Jeff
  36. Axel C. Johnson
  37. Doreen Wonda Johnson
  38. Frank G. Johnson
  39. Grace A. Johnson
  40. George Kipp III
  41. Dan Kirby
  42. Jacob Laktonen
  43. Richard Lerblanc
  44. Georgianna Lincoln
  45. Don Long (politician)
  46. Ken Lutrell
  47. Jerry Mackie (politician)
  48. Eileen Panigeo MacLean
  49. Jerry McPeak
  50. G. Bruce Meyers
  51. Martin B. Moore
  52. Carl M. Morgan
  53. Roxanne Murphy
  54. Alfred Nakak
  55. Ed Naughton
  56. Irene Nicholia
  57. John Nusunginya
  58. Alvin Osterback
  59. Moses Paukan
  60. Frank Peratrovich
  61. Larry Peterson
  62. George Pierre
  63. Anatasia Pittman
  64. Christopher Roberts (politician)
  65. John Sackett
  66. Leo Schaeffer
  67. Seneca Scott
  68. Frank See
  69. Martin Seversen
  70. Jerry Shoemake
  71. April J. Silversmith
  72. Jacob Stalker
  73. John Starks (politician)
  74. Daniel Sullivan (Oklahoma politician)
  75. John Tennant (Washington politician)
  76. Wayne Trottier
  77. Tony Vaska
  78. Kay Wallis
  79. Tim Wallis (politician)
  80. James K. Wells
  81. Paul Wesselhoft
  82. John Westdahl
  83. Alfred Widmark
  84. Bill Williams (politician) (alt. Bill K. Williams)
  85. Cory Williams (Oklahoma politician)
  86. Jules Wright (politician) (alt. Jules W. Wright)
  87. Fred Zharoff

Lists of missing articles

Progress update on our articles

As of 17 December 2017, there are 8,256 articles within the scope of WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America, of which 18 are featured. This makes up 0.15% of the articles on Wikipedia and 0.21% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 19,922 pages in the project.

Click on [show] for progress bar for the Unassessed Indigenous peoples of North America articles
92.3% complete

Backlog: Unassessed Indigenous peoples of North America articles
Goal: 0 articles
Current: 144 articles
Initial: 1,880 articles


Our articles by category


  1. Provide a centralized resource guide of all related topics in Wikipedia, as well as spearhead the effort to improve and develop them.
  2. Create uniform templates that serve to identify all related articles as part of this project, as well as stub templates to englobe all related stubs under specific categories.
  3. Standardize articles about different tribes, personalities, and (when possible) historical events and cultural aspects.
  4. Verify historical accuracy and neutrality of all articles within the scope of the project.
  5. Create, expand and cleanup related articles.

Project origin and history

When WikiProject Ethnic groups began in January 2004, this topic was badly lacking in quantity and quality. There were no uniform criteria regarding ethnic matters to be included in Wikipedia. Today, the situation is very different. As of 2013, Wikipedia contains exhaustive quanitites of information on many ethnic matters, and more resources and information are added daily. Organizing and coordinating this large volume of ethnic information remains a challenging task, and has resulted in the creation of new WikiProjects focused on specific ethnic groups.

As a great deal of work has been already done both within and outside WikiProject Ethnic groups, the task ahead looks less daunting than that it did in 2004, but no less important and immense for that reason.


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General Strategy and Discussion forum

If possible, the natural place to be used as the discussion forum is the project's talk page. Whenever needed, discussion can be moved to a more appropriate place regarding a particular matter.


  • Phillip M. White (October 2004). Bibliography of Native American bibliographies. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-31941-9. 
  • Fagan, Brian M. (2000). Ancient North America: The archaeology of a continent (3rd ed.). New York: Thames and Hudson.
  • Landar, Herbert. (1973). The tribes and languages of North America: A checklist. In T. A. Sebeok (Ed.), Current trends in linguistics: Linguistics in North America (Vol. 10, pp. 1253-1441). The Hague: Mouton.
  • Sturtevant, William C. (Ed.). (1978-present). Handbook of North American Indians (Vol. 1-20). Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution. (Vols. 1-3, 16, 18-20 not yet published).
  • Poser, Bill. (2006). The Names of the First Nations Languages of British Columbia.
  • Sonneborn, Liz (2007). A to Z of American Indian Women. A to Z of women (Rev. ed.). New York: Facts On File. ISBN 9780816066940. 


  • Everett, Deborah (2008). Encyclopedia of Native American Artists. Artists of the American mosaic, ISSN 1939-1218. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313337628. 
  • Reno, Dawn E. (1995). Contemporary Native American Artists. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Alliance Publishing. ISBN 0964150964. 
  • St. James Guide to Native North American Artists. Roger Matuz (ed.). Detroit: St. James Press. 1998. ISBN 1558622217. 



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