Indians of Pennsylvania

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Tribes and Bands of Pennsylvania

Cayuga, Conestoga, Conoy, Delaware, Erie, Honneasont, Iroquois, Lenni-Lenape, Mingo, Mohicans, Mohawk, Monongahela, Munsee, Nanticoke, Onondaga, Oneida, Ottawas, Piscataway, Saluda, Saponi, Seneca, Shawnee, Susquehanna, Susquehannock, Tuscarora, Tutelo, Unalachtigo, Unami, Wenrohronon, Wyandotte

Iroquois League: Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga, Mohawk (Five Nations) and Tuscaroras (Six Nations)


Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington D.C.:Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of Ethonology, Bulletin #30 1907.
Swanton, John R. The Indian tribes of North America ( Smithsonian Instituion, Bureau of Amerian Ethnology Bulletin #145.
  • A good history is Michael N. McConnell, A Country Between: The Upper Ohio Valley and Its Peoples, 1724-1774 (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1992; Family History Library book 970.1 M134.)
  • See also Paul A. W. Wallace, Indians in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, PA: Historical and Museum Commission, 1970; not at Family History Library).

Indian Schools

Family History Library

Records of American Indians are listed in the Family History Library Catalog Place Search under PENNSYLVANIA - NATIVE RACES and in the Subject Search under the name of the tribe or language group. The major Pennsylvania Indian tribes were the Delaware, Susquehannock, Shawnee, and Iroquois.

  • John G. Pratt Papers  13 films Family History Library 1st film 812758