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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. 

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.

Some Major Tribes in the United States

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-Shawnee see Shawnee

Adai
Ak Chin

Alabama
Alabama-Coushatta
Alabama-Quassarte

Anadarko
Apache

Apalachee

Arickaree. see Arikara
Arapaho
Arikara
Assiniboin

B

Bannock

Biloxi
Blackfeet

Blackfeet Sioux
Blood

Boise Shoshoni

Brotherton

Brule'Sioux. see also Lower Brule'

Bruneau Shoshoni

C

Caddo

Capote Ute
Cahto
Cahuilla
Catawba
Cayuga
Cayuse

Chastacosta
Chehalis
Chemehuevi
Cherokee

Chetco
Cheyenne
Cheyenne-Arapaho
Chickasaw
Chippewa
Chippewa-Cree

Chiricahua Apache
Chitimacha
Choctaw
Chumash
Citizen Potawatomi

Clackamas
Clallam
Cocopah
Coeur d'Alene
Colorado River Tribes
Colville
Comanche
Concow

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

Coyotero Apache

Cree
Creek
Crow

Cuthead Sioux

D

Delaware
Diegueno
Digger

Dwamish

E

Eastern Band of Cherokee
Eastern Shawnee

Eel River

F

Flathead

Fresno
Fort Belknap Community
Fort Bidwell Community
Fort Mojave

Fox see Sac (Sauk) and Fox

G

Grand River Ute

Gila River Community
Goshute
Grosventre

H

Hainai

Havasupai
Hidatsa
Ho-Chunk
Hoh
Hoopa Valley
Hopi
Hualapai

Hunkpapa Sioux
Hupa

I

Ioni see Hainai

Iowa of Kansas and Nebraska
Iowa of Oklahoma

Iroquois

J

Jamestown S'Klallam

Jicarilla Apache

Joshua

K

Kainah see Blood

Kalapuya

Kalispel
Kansa
Karuk

Kaskaskia
Kaw

Kawia
Keechi

Kern River

Kianamaras

Kichai
Kickapoo
Kiowa

Kiowa Apache
Klamath

Klikitat

Koasati

Konkau
Kutenai

Kwatami

L

Lake

Lake Winnebigoshish Chippewa

Lipan

Little Lake Valley

Lower Brule' see Brule' Sioux

Lower Elwha Community
Luiseno
Lummi

M

Maidu
Makah
Maliseet
Mandan

Maricopa
Mashantucket Pequot
Mattole

Mdewakanton Sioux see also Sioux and Santee Sioux
Mechoopda
Melungeons
Menominee

Mescalero Apache

Mexican Kickapoo  see Kickapoo
Miami
Miccosukee
Micmac

Mimbreno Apache

Miniconjou Sioux

Mission

Missouri
Miwok

Moache Ute
Modoc

Mogollon Apache
Mohawk
Mohegan

Molala
Mono
Moqui  Pueblo
Muckleshoot
Munsee
Muscogee (Creek)

N

Narragansett
Navajo
Nez Perce
Nisqualli
Nomelaki
Nooksack
Northern Cheyenne

O

Okanagan
Omaha
Oneida in New York
Oneida in Wisconsin
Onondaga
Osage
Oto
Otoe-Missouria
Ottawa
Ozette

P

Pahvant
Paiute
Papago
Pascua Yaqui
Passamaquoddy
Pawnee
Pend d'Oreille
Penobscot
Peoria
Piegan
Pima
Pit River
Pomo
Ponca
Port Gamble Community
Potawatomi
Pueblo
Puyallup

Q

Quapaw
Quechan
Quileute
Quinault

R

Round Valley Tribes

S

Sac and Fox
Samish
Sanpoil
Sauk-Suiattle
Seminole
Seneca
Seneca-Cayuga
Serrano
Shawnee
Sheepeater
Shoalwater Bay
Shoshone
Siletz
Sioux
Sklallam
Skokomish
Snohomish
Snoqualmie
Southern Ute
Spirit Lake
Spokane
Squaxin Island
Stillaguamish
Stockbridge Munsee
Suquamish
Swinomish

T

Tawakonie
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation
Tohono O’odham
Tonawanda
Tonkawa
Tulalip
Tule River
Tunica-Biloxi
Tuscarora

U

Umatilla
Umpqua
Upper Skagit
Ute
Ute Mountain

W

Waco Indians

Wailaki
Walla Walla
Wampanoag
Washoe
Weiser
Wichita
Winnebago
Wintun
Wiyot
Wyandot

Y

Yakama
Yavapai
Yokuts
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo
Yurok

Z

Zuni


 

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