Recognized Indian entities eligible to receive services from the US Office of Indian Affairs (2023)

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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.


This notice publishes the current list of 574 recognized tribal entities eligible for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) funding and services based on their status as Native American tribes.

The list will be updated from the notice published on January 29, 2021 (86 FR 7554) and those on April 9, 2021 (86 FR 18552).

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Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Services, Division of Tribal Government Services, Mail Stop 3645-MIB, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Telefon: (202) 513-7641.

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This notice is published pursuant to Section 104 of the Act of November 2, 1994 (Pub. L. 103-454; 108 Stat. 4791, 4792) pursuant to Section 83.6(a) of thePart 83 of Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and in the exercise of powers delegated by power to the Vice Secretary - Indigenous Affairs25 USC 2mi9mi209DM 8. An updated list of state-recognized institutions can be found below.Home page Printed page 4637Native American tribes in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska. Changes to the list include formatting and naming changes.

To help identify tribe name changes, the former name of the tribe listed above or known as (alias) is given in parentheses after the correct current tribe name. The BIA will continue to list the tribe's former or previous name for one year after the publication of the correct current tribe name.

The enumerated Native American entities are recognized as having the immunities and privileges available to federally recognized Native American tribes by virtue of their government-to-government relationship with the United States, and the responsibilities, authorities, limitations, and obligations of such Native American tribes. . The BIA continued the practice of separately listing Alaska-based units for ease of identification.

There are a total of 347 federally recognized Native American tribes in the 48 contiguous states and 227 federally recognized tribal units in the state of Alaska, including the 574 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States.

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Brian Neuland,

Secretary of State - Indigenous Affairs.


Indian tribal units in the 48 contiguous states are recognized and qualified to receive services from the US Bureau of Indian Affairs.

[347 federally recognized Native American tribes in the 48 contiguous states]

Absent Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Indians

Agua Caliente Band der Cahuilla-Indianer des Agua Caliente-Indianerreservats, Kalifornien

Ak Chin Indian Community [beforehandlisted as Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona]

Tribo Alabama-Coushatta do Texas [beforehandlisted as Alabama-Coushatta tribes of Texas]

Tribesmen of the Alabama Quasarte

Heights Indian Rancheria, Kalifornien

Apache tribe of Oklahoma

Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana

Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, California [beforehandlistados como Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation]

Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin

Indian Community of Bay Mills, Michigan

Bear River Band de Rohnerville Rancheria, California

Berry Creek Rancheria of the California Maidu Indians

Big Lagoon Rancheria, California

Big Pine Paiute Tribo de Vale Owens [beforehandlistado como Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone-Indianer der Big Pine Reservation, Kalifornien]

Big Sandy Rancheria der Western Monkey Indians of California [beforehandlisted as Big Sandy Rancheria by the Mono Indians of California]

Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians from Big Valley Rancheria, California

Tribe of the Paiute Obispo [beforehandlisted as Paiute Shoshone Indians of Bishops' Community of Bishop Colony, California]

Tribu Blackfeet de la Reserve If Blackfeet de Montana

Blue Lake Rancheria, California

Bridgeport Indianerkolonie [beforehandlisted as Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California]

Buena Vista Rancheria of the Me-Wuk Indians of California

Tribo Burns Paiute [beforehandlistado como Burns Paiute Stamm der Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon]

Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Kalifornien

Cachil DeHe Band of the Wintun Indian da Colusa Indian community in Colusa Rancheria, California

Caddo-Nation von Oklahoma

Cahto tribe of Laytonville Rancheria

Band of the Cahuilla Indians [beforehandlisted as Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians da Cahuilla Reservation, California]

California Valley Miwok-Stamm, Kalifornien

Campo Band der Diegueno Mission Indianer des Campo Indianerreservats, Kalifornien

Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California (Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California)

Indigene Nation der Catawbabeforehandlisted as Catawba Tribe of South Carolina]


Cedarville Rancheria, California

Chemehuevi Indigenous tribe on the Chemehuevi Reservation, California

Cher-Ae Heights Indigenous Community, Trinity Ranch, California


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma [beforehandlisted as Cheyenne-Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma]

Cheyenne River Sioux Stamm der Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota

Tribu If Chickahominy

Chickahominy Indian Tribe - Eastern Division

Chicken Ranch Rancheria of the Me-Wuk Indians of California

Cree Chippewa Indianer des Rocky Boy Reservats, Montana [beforehandlisted as Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy Reservation, Montana]

Chitimacha tribe of Louisiana

Potawatomi Citizen Nation, Oklahoma

Cloverdale Rancheria of the Pomo Indians of California

Arizona Cocopah tribe

Tribo Coeur D'Alene [beforehandaufgeführt als Coeur D'Alene Tribe of Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho]

Cold Springs Kalifornien Monkey Indian Rancheria

Colorado River Indian tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California

Comanche-Nation, Oklahoma

Confederate Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation

Confederate tribes and bands of the Yakama Nation

Confederate Siletz Indian Tribes of Oregon [beforehandlisted as Confederate Tribes of the Siletz Reservation]

Confederate Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Confederate Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Confederate tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

Confederate tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah

Tribus Confederadas von Grand Ronde Commonwealth of Oregon

Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation [beforehandlisted as Confederate Tribes of Umatilla Reservation, Oregon]

Warm Springs Reservation of the Confederate Tribes of Oregon

Coquille indigenous tribebeforehandlisted as Coquille Tribe of Oregon]

Coushatta-Stamm von Louisiana

Cow Creek Band des Umpqua-Indianerstammes [beforehandlisted as Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Indians of Oregon]

Cowlitz Indian tribe

Coyote Valley Band of the Pomo Indians of California

Crow Creek Sioux Stamm der Crow Creek Reserva, Dakota del Sur

Crow Tribe of Montana

Delaware-Nation, Oklahoma

Delaware Indian tribe

Dry Creek Rancheria Band of the Pomo Indians, California [beforehandlisted as Dry Creek Rancheria by the Pomo Indians of California]

Duckwater Shoshone-Stamm from Duckwater-Reservations, Nevada

Eastern band of Cherokee Indians

Tribo Shawnee Oriental aus Oklahoma

Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Windfluss Reservation, Wyoming [beforehandlistado como Shoshone-Stamm der Wind River Reservation, Wyoming]

Elem Indian colony of the Pomo Indians in Sulfur Bank Rancheria, California

Elk Valley Rancheria, California

Tribo Ely Shoshone de Nevada

Company California Maidu Indian Rancheria

Ewiiaapaayp Band of the Kumeyaay Indians, California

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California

Flandreau Santee Sioux-Stamm von Dakota del Sur

Potawatomi community of Forest County, Wisconsin

Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana's Fort Belknap Reservation

California Fort Bidwell Indian Community Fort Bidwell Reservation

Fort Independence Paiute Indian community on Fort Independence Reservation, CaliforniaHome Page Printed 4638

Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon

Fort McDowell Yavapai-Nation, Arizona

Fort Mojave Indian tribe from Arizona, California and Nevada

Fort Sill Apache tribe of Oklahoma

Gila River Indianergemeinschaft des Gila River Indianerreservats, Arizona

Grand Traverse Band of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan

Rancharia Greenville [beforehandlisted as Greenville Rancheria of the Maidu Indians of California]

Grindstone Indian Rancheria of the Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California

Kalifornien Guidiville Rancharia

Habematolel Pomo from Upper Lake, California

Indian Community Hannahville, Michigan

Havasupai-Tribut der Havasupai-Reservation, Arizona

Ho Chunk Nation of Wisconsin

indigenous tribe hohbeforehandlisted as Hoh Indian tribe of Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington]

Hoopa Valley Tribe, California

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Hopi Tribe aus Arizona

Hopland Band der Pomo Indians, California [beforehandlisted as Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of Hopland Rancheria, California]

Houlton Band of the Maliseet Indians

Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona

Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, Californiabeforehandlisted as Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of Santa Ysabel Reservation]

Inaja Band of the Diegueno Mission Inaja and Cosmit Reservation Indians, California

Banda Ione from the Indians works in California

Iowa tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Tribu de Iowa de Oklahoma

Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians [beforehandlisted as Jackson Rancheria of the Me-Wuk Indians of California]

Tribo Jamestown S'Klallam

Jamul Indians in California

Jena band of Choctaw Indians

Jicarilla-Apache-Nation, New Mexico

Kaibab band of Paiute Indians from the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona

Kalispel-Indigene Gemeinschaft des Kalispel-Reservats

Tribo Karuk [beforehandlisted as Karuk Tribe of California]

Kashia Band of the Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Ranch, California

Cow Nation, Oklahoma

Indian Government Keweenaw Bay, Michigan

Pueblo Tribal Kialgee

Kickapoo Texas traditional tribute

Kickapoo Indian tribe on the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas

Kickapoo tribe of Oklahoma

Indigenous Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma

Tribos Klamath

Kletsel Dehe Band der Wintun-Indianer [beforehandlisted as Cortina Indian Rancheria]

Koi Nation of Northern California [beforehandlisted as Lower Lake Rancheria, California]

Kootenai Tribo de Idaho

La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, California [beforehandlisted as La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation]

The Postal Band of the Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California

Lac Courte Oreilles Lake Superior Band Indios Chippewa aus Wisconsin

Lac du Flambeau Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin

Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Chippewa Indians from Lake Superior Michigan

Las Vegas Paiute Indian tribe of the Indian colony of Las Vegas, Nevada

Little River Band of Indians de Ottawa, Michigan

Small shell tribe of the Montana Chippewa Indians

Little Traverse Bay Bands of the Odawa Indians, Michigan

Tribo Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone [beforehandlisted as Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California]

Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians, California [beforehandaufgeführt als Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indianer des Los Coyotes Reservats]

Lovelock Paiute Stamm der Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada

Tribo Lower Brule Sioux da Reserva Lower Brule, Dakota del Sur

Lower Elwha Tribal Community [beforehandlisted as Lower Elwha Tribal Community of Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington]

Community of the Lower Sioux Indians in the state of Minnesota

Lummi-Stamm des Lummi-Reservats

Rancho Lytton California

Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation

Manchester Band of Pomo Indians de Manchester Rancheria, California [beforehandperformed as Manchester Band of Pomo Indians from Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California]

Manzanita Band of the Diegueno Mission Manzanita Reservation Indians, California

Tribu India Mashantucket Pequot [beforehandlisted as Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Connecticut]

Tribe of the Mashpee Wampanoagbeforehandlisted as Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc.]

Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of the Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan

Mechoopda Indian tribe from Chico Rancheria, California

Wisconsin Menominee Indian tribe

Mesa Grande Band of the Diegueno Mission Indians from the Mesa Grande Reservation, California

Mescalero-Apache-Stamm des Mescalero-Reservats, New Mexico

Miami tribe of Oklahoma

Tribe of the Miccosukee Indians

Middletown Ranchería of the Pomo Indians of California

Mi'kmaq-Nation [beforehandperformed as Aroostook Band of Micmacs]

Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota, Minnesota (six reservations of components: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band)

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Moapa Band of Paiute Indians from the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada

Modoc-Nation [beforehandlisted as a Modoc tribe of Oklahoma]

Mohegan tribe of Connecticut Indians [beforehandlisted as Connecticut Mohegan Tribe]

monastic Indian nation

Mooretown Ranch of the Maidu Indians of California

Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California [beforehandlisted as Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation]

Tribo indígena Muckleshoot [beforehandlistado como Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington]

Nansemond Indian Nation [beforehandlisted as Nansemond Indian tribe]

Tribu If Narragansett

Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico und Utah

Nez Perce tribe [beforehandlisted as a Nez Perce tribe in Idaho]

Indian Nisqually Tribe [beforehandlistado como Nisqually-Indianerstamm der Nisqually-Reservation, Washington]

Tribo Indígena Nooksack

Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wind River Reservation, Wyoming [beforehandlisted as Arapaho Tribe of Wind River Reservation, Wyoming]

Northern Cheyenne tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana

Northfork Rancheria of the California Ape Indians

Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation [beforehandlistado como Northwest Shoshoni Band]

Nottawaseppi Huron Band de Potawatomi, Michigan [beforehandlisted as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.]

Oglala Sioux Tribebeforehandlisted as Oglala Sioux Tribe of Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota]

Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico [beforehandlisted as Pueblo de San Juan]

Omaha tribe of Nebraska

Oneida Indian Nation [beforehandlisted as Oneida Nation of New York]

Oneida-Nation [beforehandlisted as Oneida tribe of Wisconsin Indians]


Tribu Indien Otoe-Missouria, Oklahoma

Ottawa-Stamm von Oklahoma

Tribu India Paiute de Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes und Shivwits Band of Paiutes) [beforehandlistada como Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes und Shivwits Band of Paiutes)]

Paiute Shoshone Tribe of Fallon Colony and Reservation, Nevada

Pala Band of the Missionary Indians [beforehandlisted as the Pala Band of the Luiseno Mission Indians of Pala Reservation, California]

Pamunkey indigenous tribe

Holy Week of the Yaqui tribe in Arizona

Paskenta Band of the Nomlaki Indians of California

Tribo Passamaquoddy

Die Pauma Band of the Luiseno Mission Indianer des Pauma & Yuima Reservations, KalifornienHome page Printed page 4639


Band of the Pechanga Indians [beforehandlisted Pechanga Band of the Luiseno Mission Indians, California]

Penobscot-Nation [beforehandlisted as Penobscot Tribe of Maine]

Peoria tribe of Oklahoma Indians

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California

Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California [beforehandlisted as Pinoleville Rancheria of the Pomo Indians of California]

Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek, and Roaring Creek Rancherias)

Poarch Band of Creek Indians [beforehandlisted as Poarch Band of Creeks]

Pokagon Banda from Indios, Potawatomi, Michigan and Indiana

Ponca tribe of Oklahoma Indians

Ponca-Stamm von Nebraska

Port Gamble Tribo S'Klallam [beforehandlisted as Port Gamble Band of S'Klallam-Indianer]

Tribu Potter Valley, California

Potawatomi Nation of the Prairie Band [beforehandlisted as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas]

Indianergemeinde Prairie Island in Minnesota

Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico

James Pueblo, New Mexico

Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

Nambe Pueblo, New Mexico

Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico

Pueblo von Pojoaque, New Mexico

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Town of San Felipe, New Mexico

Town of San Ildefonso, New Mexico

Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico

Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Pueblo von Tesuque, New Mexico

Zia Pueblo, New Mexico

Puyallup-Stamm des Puyallup-Reserved

Tribo Pyramid Lake Paiute da Reserva Pyramid Lake, Nevada

Quapaw-Nation [beforehandlisted as Quapaw tribe of Native Americans]

Quartz Valley Indian Community of California's Quartz Valley Reservat

Quechan tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California and Arizona

Quileute-Stamm des Quileute-Reserved

Quinault Indian Nation [beforehandlisted as Quinault Tribe of Quinault Reservation, Washington]

Ramona Band from Cahuilla, California [beforehandperformed as Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California]

Tribu Rappahannock, Inc.

Red Cliff Band der Lake Superior Chippewa-Indianer in Wisconsin

Red Lake Band de Indios Chippewa, Minnesota

Redding Rancheria, California

Redwood Valley or Little River Band of Pomo Indians from Redwood Valley Rancheria, California [beforehandlisted as Redwood Valley Rancheria of the Pomo Indians of California]

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada

Rancheria Resighini, California

Rincon Band of the Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California

Rancharia Robinson [beforehandlisted as Robinson Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California]

Rosebud-Sioux-Stamm des Rosebud-Indianerreservats, South Dakota

Round Valley Indianerstämme, Round Valley Reservation, Kalifornien [beforehandlisted as Round Valley Indian tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California]

Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas und Nebraska

Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma

Sac & Fox Stamm von Mississippi Iowa

Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe of Michigan

Mohawk tribe of Saint Regis [beforehandlisted as St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians or New York]

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community on the Salt River Reservation, Arizona

Samish Indian Nation [beforehandlisted as Samish Indian Tribe, Washington]

San Carlos Apache Stamm der San Carlos Reservation, Arizona

Southern Paiute Tribe San Juan Arizona

San Pasqual Band of California Indians of the Diegueno Mission

Santa Rosa Band of the Cahuilla Indians, California [beforehandlisted as the Santa Rosa Band of the Cahuilla Mission Santa Rosa Reservation Indians]

Santa Rosa Indian community at Hacienda Santa Rosa, California

Santa Ynez Band der Chumash Mission Indian des Santa Ynez Reservations, California

Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska

City of Santo Domingo [beforehandaufgeführt als Pueblo, New Mexico and Pueblo de Santo Domingo

Tribe of the Sauk-Suiattle Indians

Sault Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan

Scotts Valley Band of California Pomo Indians

Florida Seminole Tribe [beforehandlisted as Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood, and Tampa reservations)]

Seneca Nation of Indians [beforehandlisted as Seneca Nation of New York]

Seneca-Cayuga-Nation [beforehandlisted as Seneca-Cayuga tribe of Oklahoma]

Shakopee-Council Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota

tribo shawnee

Sherwood Valley Rancheria of the Pomo Indians of California

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California


Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation [beforehandlistado como Shoalwater Bay Stamm des Shoalwater Bay Indian Reserve, Washington]

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation

Shoshone-Paiute tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada

Travesia del Lago Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate da Reserva, South Dakota

Tribu Indien Skokomish [beforehandlisted as Skokomish Indian tribe of Skokomish Reservation, Washington]

Skull Valley Band of the Goshute Indians of Utah

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe [beforehandlisted as Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington]

Soboba Band of the Luiseno Indians, California

Sokaogon Chippewa Parish, Wisconsin

Southern Ute Indian tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado

Spirit Tribe Lake, North Dakota

Tribo Spokane de Reserva Spokane

Tribe of the Squaxin Islands of the Squaxin Islands Reservation

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota

Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington Indians [beforehandlisted as Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington]

Stockbridge Parish of Munsee, Wisconsin

Summit Lake Paiute Tribo of Nevada

Suquamish-Indianerstamm des Port-Madison-Reservats

Susanville, California Indian rancheria

Swinomish indigenous tribal community [beforehandlisted as Swinomish Indians by Washington's Swinomish Reservation]

Sycuan Band der Kumeyaay Nation

Tafelberg Rancharia [beforehandcataloged as Table Mountain Rancheria de California]

Badger indigenous tribe

Te-Moak Tribe of West Shoshone Indians of Nevada (vier konstituierende Bands: Battle Mountain Band, Elko Band, South Fork Band und Wells Band)

Die Chickasaw-Nation

Die Choctaw-Nation von Oklahoma

Die Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Die Osage-Nation [beforehandlisted as Osage tribe]

The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

Stammesdorf Thlopthlocco

Three affiliated tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota

Tribo Timbisha Shoshone [beforehandlisted as Death Valley Timbi-sha Shoshone]

Tohono O'odham Nation Arizona

Tolowa Dee - Die Nation [beforehandlisted as Smith River Rancheria, California]

Tonawanda Band of Seneca [beforehandperformed as the Tonawanda Band of the Seneca Indians of New York]

Tonkawa tribe of Oklahoma Indians

Bull Apache Tribe aus Arizona

Desert of the Torres Martinez Indians Cahuilla, California [beforehandlisted as Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California]

Tribos Tulalip de Washington [beforehandlisted as the Tulalip tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington]

Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California

Tribe India Tunica-Biloxi

Tuolumne Band of the Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria de California

Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa Indians from North Dakota


Twenty-Nine Palms Band of California Mission Indians

United Auburn Indian Community of Auburn Rancheria of California

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in OklahomaHome page Printed page 4640

Alta tribo Mattaponi

Upper Sioux County, Minnesota

A native tribe of Upper Skagit

Ute Indian tribe of the Uintah and Ouray reservations, Utah

Out Bergstamm Out [beforehandlisted as the Mountain Ute Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah]

Price List Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of Benton Paiute Reservation, California

Walker River Paiute Stamm der Walker River Reservation, Nevada

Gay Head Wampanoag Tribe (Aquinnah)

Tribu Washoe de Nevada und Kalifornien (Carson Colony, Dresslerville Colony, Woodfords Community, Stewart Community und Washoe Ranches)

White Mountain Apache Stamm der Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona

Wichita and related tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco, and Tawakonie), Oklahoma

Rancheria Wilton, California

Winnebago tribe of Nebraska

Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada

Wiyot Tribe, California [beforehandlisted as Table Bluff Reservation - Wiyot Tribe]


Yankton Sioux-Stamm von South Dakota

Yavapai-Apache-Nation des Indianerreservats Camp Verde, Arizona

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Tribu If Yavapai-Prescott [beforehandlisted as Yavapai-Prescott tribe of Yavapai Reservation, Arizona]

Tribu Yerington Paiute de Yerington Colony und Campbell Ranch, Nevada

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California [beforehandlisted as Rumsey Indian Rancheria of the Wintun Indians of California]

Tribo Yomba Shoshone de Reserva Yomba, Nevada

City of Ysleta del Sur [beforehandlisted as Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo do Texas]

Yuhaaviatam of the Nation of San Manuelbeforehandlisted as San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California]

Yurok-Stamm des Yurok-Reservats, Kalifornien

Zuni-Stamm des Zuni-Reservats, New Mexico

Native Americans in the state of Alaska who are recognized and qualified to receive services by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs

[227 Alaskan State Recognized Native Americans/Tribes in the State of Alaska]

Stamm Agdaagux Cala del Rey

native community of Akiachak

Akiak native community

village device

Aboriginal Kelp Village (St. Mary's)

Aldea de Allakaket

Alutiiq tribe of the old portbeforehandlisted as Old Harbor Native Village]

Verband Energiegemeinschaft

Aldeia Anvik

arctic people (verNatives of the Venetian tribal government in the NOTES section)

The So'carsar tribe

vila castor

Tribo Birkenbach

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indigenous Tribes

Aldeia Chalkyitsik

Tribo Cheesh-Na [beforehandlisted as natives of Chistochina]

Chevak native village

Chickaloon native village

Chignik Bay Stammesrat [beforehandlisted as Chignik Aborigines]

Seedorf Chignik

Chilkat Indians (Klukwan)

Indian Chilkoot Association (Haines)

Eskimo community Chinik (Golovin)

Eingeborenendorf Chuloonawick

native circle community

Craig Tribal Association [beforehandlisted as Craig Community Association]

Curyung Tribal Council

Douglas Indian Association


Native village of Eklutna

Aldeia Emmona

Evansville Village (alias Bettles Field)

City of Galena (also known as City of Louden)

Gulkana Rathaus [beforehandlisted as Gulkana Village]

Vila do Lago Healy

Santa-Cruz-Stamm [beforehandlisted as Holy Cross Village]

Indian Hoonah Association

Villa Hughes


Hydaburg Cooperative Association


Inupiat community of the Arctic Cordillera

Traditional Council of Iqugmiut [beforehandlisted as Iqurmuit Traditional Council]

Ivanof Bay Stamm [beforehandlisted as Ivanoff Bay Tribe]

the people of Kaguyak

Kaktovik village (also known as swap island)

Kasigluk Traditional Council of Elders

Indigenous tribe of the Kenaitze

Ketchikan Indian Community [beforehandlisted as Ketchikan Indian Corporation]

King Island Native Community

Chinook Salmon Tribe

Cooperative Association Klawock

Nick Stamm

Aldeia Kochanok

Koyukuk native village

level city

lime city

Manley Hot Springs-Dorf

chicken city

McGrath Native Village

Traditional lace Mintsta

Annette Island Reserve, Annette Island Reserve

Native village of Naknek

Afognak native village

Akhiok native village

Heimatdorf Akutan

Aldeia nativa de Aleknagik

Ambler native village

Native Atka village

Atqasuk Native Village [beforehandlisted as Atqasuk Village (Atkasook)]

Barrow Inupiat Native Village Traditional Government

Belkofski native village

Brevig Mission native village

Buckland Native Village

Cantwell Native American Pueblo

Native people of Chenega (also known as Chanega)

Indigenous village of Chignik Lagoon


Native village of Chuathbaluk (Russian Mission, Kushkokwim)

Council hometown

Deering native village

Diomede's hometown (aka Inalik)

Eagle hometown

Eek native people

Ekuk natives

Ekwok natives [beforehandlisted as Ekwok Village]

Elim native people

Heimatdorf Eyak (Cordoba)

Paso Falso birthplace

Native Americans of Fort Yukon

Gakona natives

Gambell native village

Hometown Georgetown

Goodnews Bay Aboriginal Village

Hamilton native village

Hooper Bay Native Village

Native people of Kanatak

Karluk natives

Kiana native village

Heimatdorf Kipnuk

Aldeia nativa von Kivalina

Kluti Kaah Native Village (aka Copper Center)

Kobuk native village

Native people of Kongiganak

Kotzebue native village

Koyuk native village

Kwigillingok native village

Kwinagak Aborigines (also known as Quinhagak)

Indigenous people of Larsen's Bay

Marshall's Hometown (aka Fortuna Ledge)

Maria's Igloo Native Village

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Mekoryuk native village

Minto natives

Nanwalek Native Village (aka English Bay)

Heimatdorf Napaimute

Heimatdorf Napakiak

Heimatdorf Napaskiak

Lagoa Nelson aborigines

Nightmutes Heimatdorf

Nikolsky native village

Noatak Native People

Native people of Nuiqsut (also known as Nooiksut)

Native people of Iquabeforehandlisted as home village of Sheldon's Point]

Urinals from Nunapitchuk

Ouzinkie native village

Paimiut natives

Native village of Perryville

Home village of Pilot Point

Heimatdorf Point Hope

Heimatdorf Point Lay

Native village of Port Graham

Native village of Port Heiden

Port Lions Aborigines

Ruby native town

Naturdorf Sao Miguel

Heimatdorf Savoonga

Heimatdorf Scammon Bay

Selawik native village

Aldeia nativa von Shaktoolik

Native village of Shishmaref

Shungnak native village

Stevens Native Village

Tanacross native village

Hometown Tanana

Tatitek native village

Tazlina native village

Teller native village

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native tuntutuliak

Hometown Tununak

Heimatdorf Tyonek

Native village of Unalakleet

Native people of Unga

Welsh hometown

Native Americans of the White Mountain

Nenana Native Association

New Municipal Council of Koliganek

New Town of Stuyahok

Villa Neuhalen

Vila Newtok

Aldeia Nikolai

Dorf Ninilchik

Name der Eskimo-Community

City of Nondalton

Noorvik native community

north town

no pueblo

tribe of the country

Grayling Organized Town (aka Holikachuk)

Kake organized village

The organized village of Kasa

Organized Village Kwethluk

Saxman organized city

Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council [beforehandlisted as Orutsararmuit Native Village (aka Bethel)]

Traditional Village Oscarville

Port town of Pauloff

Pedros Bay Town

Indian Association of Saint Petersburg

Traditional village pilot station

Pitka Point Traditional Council [beforehandlisted as Pitka's Point home village]

Platinum Traditional Village

Portage Creek Village (aka Ohgsenakale)

The Qagan tribe of Tayagungin Sand Point [beforehandlisted as Qagan Tayagungin tribe in Sand Point village]

Qawalangin tribe of Unalaska

city ​​of the wall

Isla Sao Jorge (verAleutian communities of St. Paul and St. George of the Pribilof Islands in the Notes section)

Insel São Paulo (verAleutian communities of St. Paul and St. George of the Pribilof Islands in the Notes section)

Salamatof-Stamm [beforehandlisted as Salamatoff Village]

Tribe of the Seldovia people

Shageluk Native Pueblo

Sitka and Alaska Tribe

Aldeia Skagway

Southern Naknek Village

Stebbins Municipal Association

Sun'aq-Tribe of Kodiakbeforehandlisted as 'Shoonaq tribe' by Kodiak]

Takotna City

Tangirnaq Aborigines [beforehandlisted as Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island)]

Stadt Telida

Traditional village Togiak

Tuluksak native community

double hill town

Ugaschik village

Umkumiut indigenous people [beforehandlisted as native Umkumiute people]

Pueblo de Alakanuk

Anaktuvuk Passage Village

Aldeia de Aniak


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Clarks Point-Dorf

crooked bay city


iliamna dorf

kalskag dorf

Kaltag village

Kotlik Dorf

Lower village of Kalskag


Rotes Teufelsdorf

silent city

Solomon's People

Stony river town

City of Venice (vernatives of the Venetian tribal government)

Pueblo de Wainwright

Wrangell Cooperative Association

Tlingit Yakutat tribe

Yupiit de Andreafski


Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government (Arctic Village and Village of Venetie): Not included in the official census of 574 federally recognized tribes, but recognized by the BIA as an entity authorized to act on behalf of the Arctic Village and Village of Venetie to act.

Pribilof Islands Aleutian communities of St. Paul and San and the island of Sao Paulo.

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How many federally recognized Indian tribes are there in the US? ›

The U.S. government officially recognizes 574 Indian tribes in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska. These federally recognized tribes are eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, either directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts.

Are any American Indian nations in Wisconsin not officially recognized by the US government? ›

Croix Chippewa, Sokaogon Chippewa (Mole Lake), and Stockbridge-Munsee,15 in addition to other, non-federally-recognized tribes.

Which state has the most federally recognized tribes? ›

Though Alaska is home to nearly half of the country's 574 federally recognized tribes, the Last Frontier is home to just one reservation. Nearly one in six Alaskans is Native American, the highest proportion of any U.S. state.

Is the Micmac tribe federally recognized? ›

After a long and arduous process, the Micmacs finally achieved federal recognition on November 26, 1991. (See legal page Recognition Act P.L. 102-171) The Micmacs changed their name from Aroostook Micmac Indians to the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and later to Mi'kmaq Nation.

Do you get a check for being Native American? ›

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) does not disburse cash to individuals, and contrary to popular belief, the U.S. government does not mail out basic assistance checks to people simply because they are Native American.

How do I know if I qualify for Native American benefits? ›

Who is eligible for this program? To be eligible for this benefit program, individuals must meet all of the following: Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized AI/AN tribe. Not have sufficient resources to meet the essential needs of food, clothing, shelter, and utilities.

What does it mean to be a recognized Indian in the United States? ›

What does the term 'Federally-Recognized Tribe' mean? "Recognition" is a legal term meaning that the United States recognizes a government-to-government relationship with a Tribe and that a Tribe exists politically in a "domestic dependent nation" status.

Is Native American the same as indigenous Yes or no? ›

Indigenous Peoples refers to a group of Indigenous peoples with a shared national identity, such as “Navajo” or “Sami,” and is the equivalent of saying “the American people.” Native American and American Indian are terms used to refer to peoples living within what is now the United States prior to European contact.

What Indian tribes are not federally recognized? ›

List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes
  • Cherokee Nation of Alabama. ...
  • Cherokee River Indian Community, Moulton, AL. ...
  • Chickamauga Cherokee of Alabama.
  • Chickmaka Band of the South Cumberland Plateau.
  • Coweta Creek Tribe, Phenix City, AL. ...
  • Eagle Bear Band of Free Cherokees.

How do I claim indigenous status? ›

When establishing descent from an Indian tribe for membership and enrollment purposes, the individual must provide genealogical documentation. The documentation must prove that the individual lineally descends from an ancestor who was a member of the federally recognized tribe from which the individual claims descent.

Do Native Americans pay taxes? ›

Members of a federally recognized Indian tribe are subject to federal income and employment tax and the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), like other United States citizens.

How much money does a Native American get from the government? ›

Ever wonder how much assistance the federal government allocates to American Indian tribes and communities each year? It comes to about $20 billion a year, give or take a few hundred million dollars, a document from the Department of the Interior shows.

What are the 3 requirements Native American tribes have to meet to be federally recognized? ›

Recognized Indian Tribe List Act (108 Stat. 4791, 4792), which formally established three ways in which an Indian group may become federally recognized: By the administrative procedures under 25 C.F.R. Part 83 (FAP), • By Act of Congress, or • By decision of a United States court.

Does the Micmac tribe still exist today? ›

Mi'gma'gi is home to 30 Mi'kmaq nations, 29 of which are located in Canada — the Aroostook Micmac Band of Presque Isle, Maine, has more than 1,200 members.

What does it mean if a tribe is not federally recognized? ›

If a tribe is not federally recognized, it can own land as a corporate entity, but the federal government will not put these lands into trust for the tribe. Thus, federally recognized tribes also have what is a called a trust relationship with the government.

What percentage Native American do you have to be to get a check? ›

Some tribes require as much as 25% Native heritage, and most require at least 1/16th Native heritage, which is one great-great grandparent.

Do natives get a check every month? ›

The bottom line is Native Americans do not get automatic monthly or quarterly checks from the United States government. Maybe they should, and maybe one day they will, but at this time it is merely a myth.

Does Native American show up on ancestry DNA? ›

Different DNA tests may produce different results

One testing service may show that you have Indigenous American DNA, while another testing service doesn't. The AncestryDNA test surveys over 700,000 locations in your DNA, but there is still a chance that we missed evidence of Indigenous American DNA.

How do I collect Native American benefits? ›

The applicant must fill out a General Assistance application and submit the following required documents;
  1. Proof of membership in a Federal Recognized Tribe.
  2. Copy of California Driver's License or ID.
  3. Copy of Social Security Card.
  4. Proof of Income.
  5. Proof of Denial from County General Assistance.

How do you find out if you are Native American for free? › Publishes a downloadable Guide to Tracing Your Indian Ancestry. Has a vast online library, Tracing Native American Family Roots. Provides the online tribal directory where contact information for specific tribes can be found.

Do Native Americans get Social Security benefits? ›

Social Security programs support tribal communities through retirement, disability, and survivors benefits; providing a safety net for workers and their families.

How much Native American do you have to be to be considered Native American? ›

The Bureau of Indian Affairs uses a blood quantum definition—generally one-fourth Native American blood—and/or tribal membership to recognize an individual as Native American.

Do Native Americans want to be called natives? ›

The consensus, however, is that whenever possible, Native people prefer to be called by their specific tribal name. In the United States, Native American has been widely used but is falling out of favor with some groups, and the terms American Indian or Indigenous American are preferred by many Native people.

What is the difference between American Indian and Native American? ›

Generally speaking, both “American Indian” and “Native American” are OK to use. Both refer to the Indigenous peoples of America. That said, the best term to use in a given situation usually comes down to preference — not your personal preference, but the preference of the person you're speaking with.

How do I know if I'm Indigenous? ›

A DNA test can act as a very helpful tool when looking into your ancestry, in particular, if you have Native American ancestry, but there exist other ways of looking into your ancestral past too. For people researching the potential of a Native American past, you can: Look at available immigration or census records.

Is it OK to say native Indian? ›

American Indian, Indian, Native American, or Native are acceptable and often used interchangeably in the United States; however, Native Peoples often have individual preferences on how they would like to be addressed. To find out which term is best, ask the person or group which term they prefer.

What do Native Americans call America? ›

Turtle Island is a name for Earth or North America, used by some Indigenous peoples, as well as by some Indigenous rights activists. The name is based on a common North American Indigenous creation story and is in some cultures synonymous with "North America."

What are the 4 federally recognized tribes? ›

Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California. Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California & Nevada. Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah. Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona.

What are the five federally recognized tribes? ›

The Dawes Act of February 8, 1887 marks a turning point in determining tribal citizenship. This Act developed a Federal commission tasked with creating Final Rolls for the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma (Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles).

Has any terminated tribe has been restored to federal recognition status? ›

Re-recognized and restored tribes. Tribes which were terminated but regained their status as federally recognized sovereign states include: Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria.

How much percentage Aboriginal Do you need to claim? ›

One Nation NSW has proposed to abolish self-identification and introduce a “new system” relying on DNA ancestry testing with a result requiring a finding of at least 25 per cent "Indigenous" before First Nations identification is accepted.

Who qualifies as Indigenous? ›

“Indigenous” describes any group of people native to a specific region. In other words, it refers to people who lived there before colonists or settlers arrived, defined new borders, and began to occupy the land.

How many generations does it take to get Indian status? ›

After two consecutive generations of parents who do not have Indian status (non-Indians), the third generation is no longer entitled to registration.

What tax is exempt for natives? ›

Under the Indian Act, goods and services purchased on Indian reserves or in Indian settlements by an Indian, an Indian band or a band-empowered entity are exempt from taxation.

What exemptions do Native Americans have? ›

Overview. You may be exempt from tax if you are an enrolled member of, earn or receive income from reservation sources, and live in federally recognized California Indian country.

Do Native Americans get free healthcare? ›

American Indians and Alaska Natives are entitled to federally funded health care under treaties negotiated between tribal nations and the U.S. government.

Can you join a Native American tribe without being Native American? ›

Every tribe has its own membership criteria; some go on blood quantum, others on descent, but whatever the criteria for "percentage Indian" it is the tribe's enrollment office that has final say on whether a person may be a member. Anyone can claim Indian heritage, but only the tribe can grant official membership.

What is the requirement for a tribe to have tribal sovereignty? ›

“Sovereignty for tribes includes the right to establish their own form of government, determine membership requirements, enact legislation and establish law enforcement and court systems,” according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

What does it mean for a tribe to be state recognized? ›

State recognized tribes are Indian tribes and heritage groups that are recognized by individual states for their various internal state government purposes.

Where did the Micmac Indians come from? ›

The Micmacs of eastern Canada and the northeastern corner of the United States (who prefer the phonetic spelling Mi'kmaq) first appeared in their homeland approximately ten thousand years ago. They call the region Mi'kma'ki.

How do I join Micmac tribe? ›

In order to become a member you must meet the following required criteria:
  1. You must fill out and return the application for membership.
  2. You must have the certification within the application notarized.
  3. Provide a Certified Birth Certificate, which will be returned to you after copies are made for your file.

What do the Micmacs call themselves? ›

The Mi'kmaq called themselves L'nu'k, meaning "the people." The term Mi'kmaq comes from their word nikmak, meaning "my kin-friends."

What are the benefits of being a federally recognized Indian tribe? ›

These federally recognized tribes are eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, either directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts. The Bureau of Indian Affairs provides contact information for each tribe's Tribal Leader.

How many federally recognized tribes are there in 2022? ›

There are currently 574 Federally Recognized Tribes as of 01/28/2022. Visit the Office of Federal Acknowledgment, for information on the federal acknowledgment process.

What are the 29 federally recognized tribes? ›

There are 29 federally recognized tribes throughout Washington and they are: Chehalis, Colville, Cowlitz, Hoh, Jamestown S'Klallam, Kalispel, Lower Elwha Klallam, Lummi, Makah, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Nooksack, Port Gamble S'Klallam, Puyallup, Quileute, Quinault, Samish, Sauk-Suiattle, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, ...

How much money do you get a month for being Native American? ›

The bottom line is Native Americans do not get automatic monthly or quarterly checks from the United States government. Maybe they should, and maybe one day they will, but at this time it is merely a myth.

What does it mean for a tribe to be federally recognized? ›

What does the term 'Federally-Recognized Tribe' mean? "Recognition" is a legal term meaning that the United States recognizes a government-to-government relationship with a Tribe and that a Tribe exists politically in a "domestic dependent nation" status.

What are the 3 federally recognized tribes? ›

Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California. Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California & Nevada. Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah.

What was the most feared Indian tribe in the United States? ›

The Comanches, known as the "Lords of the Plains", were regarded as perhaps the most dangerous Indians Tribes in the frontier era. The U.S. Army established Fort Worth because of the settler concerns about the threat posed by the many Indians tribes in Texas. The Comanches were the most feared of these Indians.

What was the most peaceful Native American tribe? ›

Prior to European settlement of the Americas, Cherokees were the largest Native American tribe in North America. They became known as one of the so-called "Five Civilized Tribes," thanks to their relatively peaceful interactions with early European settlers and their willingness to adapt to Anglo-American customs.

What is the oldest American Indian tribe? ›

The Hopi Indians are the oldest Native American tribe in the World.


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