Kaweah Indian Nation

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The Kaweah Indian Nation, Inc., is a civic group interested in Native American interests. They applied for status as a federally recognized Native American tribe in the USA in the 1980s, a petition which was denied.[1][2]

Recently, scam artists have sold purported citizenships in the non-recognized tribe, particularly to Mexican nationals who have entered the US illegally.[3] Only one tribe, the Kickapoo, actually has dual citizenship with the USA and Mexico.


  1. ^ Recommendation and Summary of Evidence for Proposed Finding Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Kaweah Indian Nation, Inc., Pursuant to 25 CFR 83.
  2. ^ Sierra, Jorge Luis. "La tribu de los papeles sin valor legal" (in Spanish). Rumbo. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  3. ^ Garcia, Oskar (2007-08-17). "Tribes Offer Membership to Immigrants". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2009-01-27.