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American Indians have long been identified by "tribal" names. In the United States, there are hundreds of names by which these tribes are known. See also Searching for an American Indian When the Tribe is Unknown.

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Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are over 330 tribal entities in the "lower 48" states, recognized by the United States government. Some of those so recognized are actually portions of a larger tribe, as in the various bands of the Chippewa Tribe, for example. The most recent list of federally-recognized Indian entities was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2009. There are also an additional 230 American Indian entities recognized by the federal government in Alaska, also included in the Federal Register list.

Records Kept by Tribes at Tribal Headquarters

Tribal headquarters maintain official records for the use in official tribal interactions with tribal members. These records may include: Enrollment, Employee, Court, Vital records, Police, Leases, Business minutes and records unique to the tribe.

Generally only enrolled tribal members may gain assisted access to these records. The types of records available may vary from tribe to tribe.

Ancestral records and records over 100 years old may be at the Agency or the National Archives.

Some Major Tribes in the United States

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The following are some of the major Indian tribes in the United States. Links to pages for these tribes are provided here.Those pages provide additional information regarding the divisions, bands, groups, etc. of these major tribes,with some brief history and links to web sites, official and otherwise, and to other pages on FamilySearch Wiki. If the official name of a tribe is known, just search for that name using the search box for this site or search for it under the state where the tribe or band is located. For example, look for the various bands of the Pomo Indians under "Indians of California."

This list is intended to be a "quick list" to the major tribes of the U.S. There are many other tribes not included in this list.

Index:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Absentee-Shawneesee

Shawnee Adai
Ak Chin

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Ak Chin Indian Community of Papago Indians Alabama-Coushatta
Alabama-Quassarte

Alturas Indian Rancheria of Pit River Indians

Anadarko

Apache

Apalachee

Apalachicola

Arickaree see: Arikara Arapaho
Assiniboin

Assiniboine and Sioux
Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians


B

Bad River Band of the Lake Supperior Tribe of Chippewa

Bannock

Barona Band of Mission Indians

Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians

Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians Big Bend Rancheria of Pit River Indians

Big Bend Indian Rancheria Big Lagoon Rancheria of Smith River

Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana

Biloxi 

Tunica Blackfeet Indians

Blackfeet

Blackfeet Sioux

Blood

Boise Shoshoni

Bridgeport Indian Colony

Brotherton

Burns Paiute

Brule'Sioux. see also Lower Brule' Bruneau Shoshoni
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C

Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians Caddo Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians Cahto Indian Tribe Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians Capote Ute
Cahto
Cahuilla
Catawba
Cayuga
Cayuse Chastacosta
Chehalis
Chemehuevi
Cherokee Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community

Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community

Chetco
Cheyenne

Cheyenne River Sioux
Cheyenne-Arapaho
Chickasaw
Chippewa
Chippewa-Cree Chiricahua Apache
Chitimacha
Choctaw
Chumash
Citizen Potawatomi Clackamas
Clallam
Coast Indian Community of Yurok Indians
Cocopah
Coeur d'Alene
Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians
Colorado River Tribes
Colville
Comanche
Concow Colorado River Indian Tribes

Confederated Peoria and Miami Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
Coquille
Coushatta
Cowlitz Cocopah Tribe of Arizona Cortina Indian Rancheria
Covelo Indian Community
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians Coyotero Apache Cree
Creek Crow Crow Creek Sioux Cuthead Sioux Cuyapaipe Band of Diegueno Mission Indians

D

Delaware
Diegueno
Digger Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians Duckwater Shoshone Tribe

Duckwater Shoshone

Duwamish

E

Eastern Band of Cherokee
Eastern Shawnee

Eastern Shoshone

Eel River

Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians

Ely Shoshone

Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians

F

Flandreau Santee Sioux Flathead Fresno
Fort Belknap Community
Fort Bidwell Community
Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Fort Mojave Fort Yuma-Quechan Fox see:Sac (Sauk)and Fox Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona

G

Grand River Ute

Gila River Community
Goshute

Grand Portage Band of Chippewa
Grosventre

Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians California

H

Hainai Havasupai
Hidatsa
Ho-Chunk
Hoh
Hoopa Valley
Hopi
Hualapai Hunkpapa Sioux
Hupa

I

Inaja and Cosmit Reservation of Diegueno Indians Ioni see Hainai Iowa of Kansas and Nebraska
Iowa of Oklahoma Iroquois

J

Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians Jamestown S'Klallam Jicarilla Apache Joshua

K

Kaibab-Paiute

Kainah see Blood

Kalapuya Kalispel Indians

Kalispel
Kansa
Karuk Kashia Band of Pomo Indians Kaskaskia
Kaw Kawia
Keechi Kern River Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Kaibab-Paiute Kianamaras Kichai
Kickapoo

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe
Kiowa Kiowa Apache Indians

Kiowa Apache
Klamath

Klikitat

Koasati

Konkau
Kutenai

Kwatami

L

Lake Winnebigoshish Chippewa

Lake Superior Chippewa

Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute

Lipan

Little Lake Valley

Little Shell Band of Chippewa

Little Traaverse Bay Bands of Odawa

Lookout Rancheria of Pit River Indians

Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians

Lower Brule' see Brule' Sioux

Lower Elwha Community

Lovelock Paiute
Luiseno
Lummi

M

Maidu
Makah
Maliseet
Mandan Manchester Band of Pomo Indians Maricopa
Mashantucket Pequot
Mattole Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians Mdewakanton Sioux see also Sioux and Santee Sioux
Mechoopda
Melungeons
Menominee

Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians

Mescalero Apache

Mexican Kickapoo see Kickapoo
Miami
Miccosukee
Micmac

Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians

Mimbreno Apache

Miniconjou Sioux

Minnesota Chippewa

Mission

Barona Band of Mission Indians

Missouri Miwok Indians

Miwok

Moache Ute
Modoc

Mogollon Apache
Mohawk
Mohegan

Molala
Mono
Moqui Pueblo
Muckleshoot
Munsee
Muscogee (Creek)

N

Natchitoches Natchez Narragansett
Navajo New York Indians
Nez Perce
Nisqualli Noi-sas
Nomelaki
Nooksack
Northern Cheyenne

Northern Shoshone

Nuimok

O

Oglala Sioux

Okanagan
Omaha
Oneida in New York
Oneida in Wisconsin
Onondaga Oohenonpa see Two Kettle Sioux
Osage
Oto
Otoe-Missouria
Ottawa Otter Tail Chippewa Pillager
Ozette

P

Pahvant

Papago Tribe,

Pascua Yaqui Tribe,

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Papaska Sioux see: Cuthead Sioux Pahvant
Paiute

Paloos
Papago

Pascagoula
Pascua Yaqui
Passamaquoddy
Pawnee Pembina Chippewa

Pembina Band of Chippewa

Penateka Comanche see: Comanche
Pend d'Oreille
Penobscot
Peoria

Piankeshaw
Piegan Pillager Band of Chippewa Indians

Pillager Chippewa
Pima
Pit River
Piute  see Paiute

Poarch Band of Creek
Pomo
Ponca
Port Gamble Community
Potawatomi Potter Pueblo

Pueblo of Acoma
Pueblo of Cochiti
Pueblo of Jemea
Pueblo of Laguna
Pueblo of Nambe
Pueblo of Picuris
Pueblo of Pojoaque
Pueblo of San Felipe
Pueblo of San Juan
Pueblo of San Ildefonso
Pueblo of Sandia
Pueblo of Santa Ana
Pueblo of Santa Clara
Pueblo of Santo Domingo
Pueblo of Taos
Pueblo of Tesuque
Pueblo of Zia 
Pueblo of Zuni
Puyallup

Pyramid Lake Paiute

Q

Quaitso Quapaw
Quechan
Quileute
Quinault

R

Red Lake Chippewa

Redwood Rogue River

Round Valley Tribes

Rosebud Sioux

S

Sac and Fox

Sauk and Fox

Saia

St. Regis

Saginaw Chippewa

Salan

Pomo

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Sans Arc Sioux

San Carlos Apache Tribe

Santee Sioux, Nebraska

Santee Sioux (Sioux of the Mississippi)

Samish
Sanpoil

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission

Sault Ste. Marie Indian Tribe of Florida
Sauk-Suiattle
Seminole

Seminole Indian tribe of Florida
Seneca
Seneca-Cayuga
Serrano

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux

Shasta
Shawnee
Sheepeater
Shoalwater Bay
Shoshone

Shoshoni Siksika see: Blackfeet

Shoshone-Paiute
Siletz
Sioux

Sisseton Sioux

Santee Sioux Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe

Sisseton Wahpeton

Sioux Sixes
Sklallam
Skokomish
Snohomish
Snoqualmie
Southern Ute
Spirit Lake
Spokane
Squaxin Island

Squaxin

Standing Rock Sioux
Stillaguamish
Stockbridge Munsee
Suquamish
Swinomish

Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission

T

Tabaquache Ute

Taensa

Tawakonie

Tejon

Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone

Tenino
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation
Tohono O’odham
Tonawanda
Tonkawa Tonto Apache Tribe

Tonto Apache Tribe

Tonto Apache Tribe Tubatulabal

Tukuarika
Tulalip

Tule (Tularenos)
Tule River
Tunica-Biloxi
Tuscarora

Two Kettle Sioux

U

Uinta Ute Ukiah Umatilla
Umpqua Uncompaghre Ute  see Tabaquache Ute United Band of Ottawa Chippewa and Potawatomi
Upper Skagit
Ute
Ute Mountain

W

Waco Indians

Wahkepute Sioux  Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe

Wahpeton Sioux  (Sisseton)

Wailaki

Walapai

Walker River Paiute
Walla Walla
Wampanoag

Wappo

Warm Springs Wasco
Washoe

Wea
Weiser

Western Shoshone

Whilkut White Mountain Apache Tribe

White

Mountain Apache Tribe

White Oak Point Chippewa
Wichita

Wikchamni

Wiminuche Ute
Winnebago
Wintun
Wiyot
Wyandot

Y

Yakama

Yamel

Yampa Ute

Yankton Sioux Yankton Sioux Tribe

Yankton Sioux

Yatasi Yavapai-Apache Nation, Arizona

Yavapai Apache

Yavapai-Apache Indian Community Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe

Yavapai Prescott

Yerington Paiute

Yijaua

Yomba Shoshone
Yokuts
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo

Yuki

Yuchi

Yuma

Yupa
Yurok

Z

Zuni



 

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