Quapaw Tribal Ancestry: Your Story!
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Quapaw Tribal Ancestry
The purpose of this project is to organize, collect and share Quapaw family history utilizing tribal members' knowledge to validate data acquired through interviews, documents, and research. If you have pre-1907 Quapaw photos please share them with us along with a description of the photo via email. A shared history is a lasting history.
Risë Supernaw Proctor
Risë is known as a historian of Quapaw ancestry and for the last 50 years, has been researching family histories for every tribal member on the 1890 roll. She conducted interviews with members of families Bob Whitebird, Odestine McWatters & her own grandmother, Mary Maude Supernaw. Interviews with Mary Maude Supernaw were also recorded by Bill Supernaw, Kugee Supernaw & Charles Supernaw. Risë maintains a library consisting of Quapaw research documents, annuity / heirship / census rolls, family trees, along with documents from archives, libraries, & museums.
Billy Supernaw Proctor
Billy is our co-coordninator, Quapaw Language translator and Historian. He is a leading expert on the Quapaw Language and a renowned expert in Linguistics.
How do we breakdown words in our research of the English to Quapaw language lexicon? We use Quapaw sources including audio files from as far back as 1893 and references taken from the works of Dr. Robert Rankin. We then combine them with Dhegiha sources with a complete breakdown.
The word "Quapaw" in English
First, we look at the word Quapaw in the English language and how it is spelled and pronounced in English.
The word for "Quapaw" in the Quapaw Language is o-ka-xpa (okáxpa)
Next after researching the word, its meaning and its origin, we compile the word into the Quapaw Language - o-ka-xpa (okáxpa)
Dhegiha Language Family Comparison
Finally, we study how the word fits into other native languages: o-ka-xpa (okáxpa) - Quapaw, people who went downstream, Quapaw gens (clan) of the same tribe, Dwelt on right side of tribal circle (RR-Quapaw). o-ka-xpa (o ̇GáxBa) - Quapaw [person or tribe] (FS-Quapaw), u-ga-xpa (ugaxpa) - Quapaw Tribe (Omaha), u-ga-xpa ga-xa (u-gá-xpa ga-xa) - Quapaw Creek, Okla (FL-Osage), o-ka-xpa (okáxpa) - Quapaw Indians (CQ-Osage)
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View our Quapaw Photobook
View our new photo book created by Risë Supernaw Proctor. The photobook is available for sale at the Giftshop in the Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma's Downstream Casino.
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Family Search Native American Online Genealogy Records
The Family Search Native American Online Database is a collection of links to Native American Online databases. This site searches Names, Vital Records and is a great starting place.
WikiTree Quapaw Genealogy Page
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AccessGenealogy Quapaw Tribe Page
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Quapaw Nation Information
Learn about our Quapaw Culture
Visit the Quapaw Nation's Culture Website to learn about our Quapaw Culture, Events and explore our fascinating history.
The Quapaw Nation's Website has a department listing that has everything you need regarding Quapaw Family Services, Tags, Education, Social Services, Administration and Public Relations
Quapaw Nation's News Flash and Alerts
Keep up to date with the latest news, events and alerts provided by the Official Quapaw Nation's News Flash service. This is a great way to keep up to date and stay informed!