People of the Three Fires Native Genealogy


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"My forefathers didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they met the boat."

- Will Rogers

Tribal Histories & Misc Records

Ottawa Literature

Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Hannahville Potawatomi
Potawatomi Fables Bookstore

The Great Lakes Project:
Geographic Location of Potawatomi Bands: 1795-1846

Potawatomi words for Family
the following is brought to you by Prairie Band Potawatomi
nénéyum - My Mother nos - My Father
mIsho - Grandfather nokmes - Grandmother 
nsIzé - My Brother dukwém - My Sister
gwisen - Son ninu - Sister-in-law
pInojè - Child dIneym - My Husband
dukweyum - My wife jIshè - Uncle

Ojibwa Native Books
How Dogs Came To The Indians An Ojibwa story
Chippewa/Ojibway/Anishinabe Literature
Ojibwa words for Family
Nin = My - Ki=You - Wag=They
Nin gìwe = I go Home * Ki gìwa=You go Home * Gìwewag=They go Home
Ningâ wegimind - My Mother Noss oôssima - My Father
Nimishomiss - My Grandfather  Nokômiss  - My Grandmother 
Nin awema - My Brother Nimissè - My Sister
Ningwiss - My Son Nindâniss - My Daughter
Nojishê  - Grandchild  Ninsiniss - My Father-in-law
Ninsigosiss - My Mother-in-law Niningwan - My Son-in-law
Nissim - My Daughter-in-law  
Nindindawa -My Father or Mother of my Son-in-law


A lot of surnames listed on these treaties.

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MiGen Graphic In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Michigan Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Michigan, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. My name is Rose Edwards and I'm responsible for Native Genealogy in Michigan. Please contact me if you would like to contribute to this database. If you would like to host a Michigan county, please contact Joan Brausch.

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Please note That I do not do personal research. I do not have the time nor resources available to me, nor can I find a researcher for you .Everything that I have at this time is posted here. I will continue to search for new information that can be added to these pages.
Thank-you for your understanding and cooperation, Rose

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