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Prepare Pages for NGS Conference 2010

These tasks need to be done before 25 April 2010 in preparation for the NGS Conference presentation in Salt Lake City during the last week of April 2010.

General Indian Pages

State Pages

  • Create at least two columns for the Tribes and Bands of Montana section of the Indians of Montana page
  • Add a representative photo of Montana Indians on this page

Tribal Pages

  • Clean up pages and add content as needed to the pages for the major Indian Tribes in Montana.
Assiniboin
Needs an image
Needs additions to "brief history"
Blackfeet
Needs an image
Needs "Brief History"
Chippewa-Cree
Needs "Brief Timeline"
Needs "Brief History"
Needs "Additional References..."
Needs "Records"
after all of the above, then remove "Stub" tag
Crow
Needs an image
Needs additions to "Brief History"
Flathead
Needs an image
Grosventre
Needs an image
Needs additions to "Brief History"
Kalispel
Needs an image
needs additions to "Brief History"
Kootenai
Needs an image
Needs additions to "Brief History"
Needs "Additional References..."
Then remove "Stub" tag
Northern Cheyenne
Needs an image
Needs "Brief History"
Needs "Additional References..."
Needs "Records"
Then remove "Stub" tag
Piegan
Needs an image
Needs additions to "Brief History"
Needs "Reservations"
Needs "Tribal Headquarters"
Spokane
Needs an image
Needs "Brief History"
Needs "Reservations"
Then remove "Stub" tag
  • Clean up pages and add content as needed to the pages for the minor Indian Tribes in Montana.
Arapaho
Arikara
Bannock
Hidatsa
Kiowa
Mandan
Nez Perce
Salish
Shoshoni
Sioux

Reservation Pages

  • Add content to selected reservation pages:
History section of Rocky Boy's Reservation page

Agency Pages

  • Add content to selected agency pages:
Add content under the subheading of History on the page for the Crow Indian Agency
Add content under the subheading of History on the page for the Tongue River Indian Agency

Images

  • Find and upload photos of Montana Indian Tribes
  • Find and upload copies of American Indian documents

To Be Completed By 25 April 2010

This is a list of tasks and/or features that need to be completed before 25 April 2010, in anticipation of the National Genealogical Society Conference to be held in Salt Lake City 27-30 April 2010.

Task or Feature Details Responsible Party Date Completed Remarks
Convert Montana Portal Page to a non-portal page  Michael Ritchey
1 March 2010
General Indian Pages Add content and "spruce up" American Indian Genealogy page

Joan Healey

Jimmy B. Parker

15 April 2010
General Indian Pages Edit the page "Area Offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs" and add links as needed  Jimmy B. Parker 5 April 2010
General Indian Pages Fix the page "Agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs" and add links as needed Jimmy B. Parker 6 April 2010
General Indian Pages Add content, including document images, to the record type pages:
Indian census rolls
Allotment Register
Annuity roll
Reports of BIA Field Offices
School attendance record
Individual Pupil record
correspondence
General Indian Pages After content is added to the document pages, edit those pages. volunteer team members
State Pages for Indians Break up the list of the Tribes and Bands of Montana in that section of the Indians of Montana page 6 Apr 2010
State Pages for Indians Add a representative photo of Montana Indians on this page Jimmy B. Parker 2 March 2010 Indians of Idaho also done
Tribal Pages Clean up pages and add content as needed to the pages for the major Indian Tribes in Montana:
Assiniboin
Blackfeet
Chippewa-Cree
Crow
Flathead
Gros Ventre
Kalispel
Kootenai
Northern Cheyenne
Jimmy B. Parker 10 April 2010
Tribal Pages Write brief histories for the tribal pages for the major Montana tribes, as follows:
Assiniboin
Blackfeet
Chippewa-Cree
Crow
Flathead
Gros Ventre
Kalispel
Kootenai
Northern Cheyenne
Joan Healey 6 April 2010
Tribal Pages Add images to the pages for the major Indian Tribes in Montana:
Assiniboin
Blackfeet
Chippewa-Cree
Crow
Flathead
Gros Ventre
Kalispel
Kootenai
Northern Cheyenne
Jimmy B. Parker 6 Apr 2010
Tribal Pages Clean up pages and add content as needed to the pages for the minor Indian Tribes in Montana:
Arapaho
Arikara
Bannock
Hidatsa
Kiowa
Mandan
Nez Perce
Sheepeater
Shoshone
Sioux
Spokane
Jimmy B. Parker

in progress

91%

Tribal Pages Write brief histories for the tribal pages for the minor Montana tribes, as follows:
Arapaho
Arikara
Bannock
Hidatsa
Kiowa
Mandan
Nez Perce
Sheepeater
Shoshone
Sioux
Spokane
Joan Healey 10 April 2010
Tribal Pages Add images to the pages for the minor Indian Tribes in Montana:
Arapaho
Arikara
Bannock
Hidatsa
Kiowa
Mandan
Nez Perce
Sheepeater
Shoshone
Sioux
Spokane
Jimmy B. Parker

in progress

91%

Reservation Pages Add content to selected reservation pages:
History section of Rocky Boy's Reservation page
Jimmy B. Parker 7 April 2010
Agency Pages Add content to selected agency pages:
Add content under the subheading of History on the page for the Crow Indian Agency
Add content under the subheading of History on the page for the Tongue River Indian Agency
Jimmy B. Parker
Images Find and upload photos of Montana Indian Tribes Claudia Heaston 6 April 2010

in progress

75%

Images Find and upload photos of reservations of Montana Claudia Heaston postponed
Images Find and upload photos of agency buildings of Montana Claudia Heaston postponed
Images Find and upload copies of American Indian documents

Joan Healey

Claudia Heaston

Add Categories to Pages

Add Category to Reservation Pages, As Needed

Assigned to Norma Dalton, Project Team Member
  1. Go through all pages for reservations and, where the state is identified, add a category to that page for "[state] Indian Reservations"
  2. To add the category, go to the reservation page, click on Edit', scroll to the bottom of the page, and add the category by typing '.
  3. Be sure to click Save Page
  4. Colonies should be treated as reservations.
  5. California Rancherias should NOT have the category of Indian Reservations added to their pages (see the task of "Add Category to California Rancheria Pages, As Needed" below.

Add Category to Rancheria Pages, As Needed

Assigned to Norma Dalton, Project Team Member
  1. Check all of the pages for Rancherias in California to make sure that they have a Category of "California Indian Rancherias." Most of them should have that category already added.
  2. If they do not have that category, add it to the page by scrolling to the bottom of the page and adding the category by typing '.
  3. Be sure to click Save Page


Edit Pages

Many of the pages on the Research Wiki need some editing. All project team members should look for spelling errors, grammatical errors, typos, etc. as you are editing or adding to the pages. Please sign up for specific assignments if you would like to volunteer for these tasks.

Edit Indians of [State] Pages, As Needed

  1. Check the 49 state pages for "Indians of [state]", for spelling, typographical, grammatical, and other errors and make corrections, as needed.
  2. In some cases, clarifications in meanings may be needed. Make them, as needed.
  3. If descriptions of websites or other items on the page are needed, add them.
  4. Add links to tribes, reservations, agencies, schools, health facilities, etc.(See task instructions on adding links)
  5. Status Report

Edit Tribe Pages, As Needed

  1. Check the pages for individual tribes for spelling, typographical, grammatical, and other errors and make corrections, as needed.
  2. In some cases, clarifications in meanings may be needed. Make them.
  3. If descriptions of websites or other items on the page are needed, add them.
  4. Add links to tribes, reservations, agencies, schools, health facilities, etc. (See task instructions on adding links)

Add Links

Many of the pages on the Research Wiki need internal links added, inter-linking them to one another. As you contribute information to the various types of pages, watch for those needed links and add them.

Add Content to Tribal Pages

Images

Images should be found, uploaded, and added to the tribal pages. Status Report

Brief Timelines

On each tribal page, we want to provide the user with a brief timeline of the events experienced by the tribe which affected the records kept, the jurisdictions involved in recording those events, and the locations of records today. This should be a synopsis of the events covered in the history, as noted below. Of particular interest would be dates of first non-Indian contact, treaties, when confined to a reservation, migrations, and the ratification of the tribe's constitution.

Brief Histories

On each tribal page, we want to provide the user with a brief history of the tribe, written in prose style (not outline format). This should be no longer than 3-5 paragraphs, covering only the important events of the tribe's history. The events that should be included are such things as the signing of treaties, the removal (movement) of a tribe to a new location, their placement on a reservation, establishment of tribal government, church missions established for the tribe, etc.

Reservations

This section of the tribal page should identify the name of the reservation(s) to which the tribe was assigned, the years they resided on that reservation, and its location.

Additional References to the History of the Tribe

This section is intended to lead Wiki users to other sources that would provide a more detailed history of the tribe. Some of the standard references which should be included here are Hodge's Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Swanton's Indians of North America, and others. If the tribe has a history section of their Official Tribal Website, a link to that page should be included.

Add Content to Reservations Pages

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