List of unrecognized tribes in the United States

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Unrecognized tribes are organizations of people who claim to be historically, culturally and genetically related to historic Native American Indian tribes but who are not currently officially recognized as legitimate indigenous nations by the larger United States federal government or by individual states. The following are groups that claim to be Native American Indians/Aboriginal First Nations by ethnicity, but whose historic and cultural legitimacy are not recognized by either the federal government through the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA)[1] or the Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor (SOL), or any state government in the United States, and whose claims here have not been tested.

List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes[edit]

Following is a list of current (last ten years) groups known to self-identify as tribes which have not been recognized by either the Bureau of Indian Affairs or by one of the states.

Alabama[edit]

  • Cherokee Nation of Alabama.[2][3] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/16/1999.[4]
  • Cherokee River Indian Community.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/03/2000.[4] Receipt of Petition 08/03/2000.[5]
  • Chickamauga Cherokee of Alabama.[2]
  • Chickmaka Band of the South Cumberland Plateau.[2]
  • Coweta Creek Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 2/12/2003.[4]
  • Eagle Bear Band of Free Cherokees.[2][6][7][8]
  • The Langley Band of the Chickamogee Cherokee Indians of the Southeastern United States, aka Langley Band of Chickamogee of Cherokee Indians.[2][3][6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/20/1994; Postal service certified letter returned 11/5/1997.[4]
  • Phoenician Cherokee II - Eagle Tribe of Sequoyah.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 09/18/2001.[4]
  • Principal Creek Indian Nation East of the Mississippi.[2][3][6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 11/09/1971. Declined to Acknowledge 06/10/1985 50 FR 14302; certified letter returned "not known" 10/1997.[4]
  • Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe, Inc. of Florida.[2] Also in Florida.

Alaska[edit]

  • Chilkoot Kaagwaantaan Clan.[3] Letter of Intent to Petition 4/22/1997.[4]
  • Five Landless Alaska Tlingit communities. These Tlingit communities were omitted from the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and received neither land nor subsistence rights under the Act.[9]
  • Katalla-Chilkat Tlingit Tribe of Alaska.[3] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/02/1995; certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997.[4]
  • Knugank. Letter of Intent to Petition 1/7/1999.[4]
  • Qutekcak Native Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 2/13/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 2/13/2002.[10]
  • Tsimshian Tribal Council.[3][7] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/02/1978.[4]

Arizona[edit]

  • American Cherokee Confederacy.[2]
  • Arizona Cherokee Pioneers.[2]
  • Barrio Pascua - a village of Yaqui on the Arizona-Mexico border region.[6][7][8][11]
  • The United Cherokee Nation (UCN) – Western National Office.[2][12] Also in Georgia.
    • supposed Clans organized in these areas, often calling themselves as "Cherokee Nation of ....": Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona (Georgia, Nevada), Arkansas, California, Colorado (New Mexico, Utah), Connecticut, Cyprus, Delaware, Florida,[13] Hawaii, Idaho (Montana), Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana (Mississippi), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (Kansas), Nebraska (Iowa), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (Illinois (Chicago and Metropolis branches), Minnesota) and Wyoming.

Arkansas[edit]

  • Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee.[2]
  • Arkansas Band of Western Cherokee (formerly Western Arkansas Cherokee Tribe).[2][3] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/07/1998.[4]
  • Arkansas Cherokee (also known as Chickamauga Cherokee of Arkansas).[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/21/2008.[4]
  • Arkansas Cherokee Nation.[2]
  • Arkansas White River Cherokee (also in Florida).[2]
  • Central Tribal Council.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/21/2003.[4] Receipt of Petition 01/21/2003.[10]
  • Cherokee Nation West of Missouri and Arkansas (formerly Cherokee Nation West or Southern Band of the Eastern Cherokee Indians of Arkansas and Missouri).[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 5/11/1998.[4] Also in Missouri.
  • Cherokee-Choctaw Nation of St. Francis and Black Rivers.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/01/2006.[4]
  • Confederated Western Cherokees of Arkansas.[2]
  • Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri.[2][3] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/10/1999; letter returned, marked “in dispute” between two different addresses.[4] website
    • Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri (I).[2] Faction in Conway, AR.
    • Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri (II).[2] Faction in Dover, AR.
  • Neches Tribe – Cherokee Nation.[2]
  • Northern Cherokee Nation. Dissoved into three groups:
    • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation (I),[2][8][14] also known as Chickamauga Cherokee Nation MO/AR White River Band and as White River Band of Northern Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas.[14] Also in Missouri and Oklahoma. There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band (II) in Oklahoma.
    • Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 2/19/1992.[6][7][8] Also in Missouri.
      • Kanasas (Awi Akta) District of NCNOLT.[2]
      • Oklahoma (Ani Tsi Na) District of the NCNOLT.[2]
    • Northern Cherokee Tribe of Indians of Missouri and Arkansas.[2][6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/26/1985.[4] Also in Missouri.
  • Old Settler Cherokee Nation of Arkansas.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 9/17/1999.[4]
  • Ozark Mountain Cherokee Tribe of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/19/1999.[4] Receipt of Petition 10/19/1999.[5] Also in Missouri.
  • Red Nation of the Cherokee.[2] Also in Kansas.
  • Revived Ouachita Indians of Arkansas and America.[3][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/25/1990.[4]
  • Sac River and White River Bands of the Chickamauga-Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri Inc. (formerly Northern Chickamauga Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri).[2][8][15] Letter of Intent to Petition 09/05/1991.[4] Also in Missouri.
  • Western Cherokee of Arkansas and Louisiana Territories.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/2001.[4] Also in Missouri.
  • Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri.[2][3] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/01/1998.[4] Also in Missouri.

California[edit]

  • Alexander Valley Mishewal Wappo[8]
  • Amah Mutsun Band of Ohlone/Costanoan Indians (formerly Amah Band of Ohlone/Costanoan Indians).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 09/18/1990.[3][4][6][7][16][17]
  • Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition.[3] Also in Missouri.
  • Ani Yvwi Yuchi (Cherokee).[2][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 7/31/1996.[3][4]
  • Antelope Valley Paiute Tribe (a.k.a. Antelope Valley Indian Community).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/09/1976.[3][4][6][7]
  • Atahun Shoshones of San Juan Capistrano[6][7][8]
  • Barbareno Chumash Council[citation needed]
  • Barbareno/Ventureno Band of Mission Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/17/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 01/17/2002.[10]
  • Big Meadows Lodge Tribe[6][7][8][18]
  • Calaveras County Band of Miwuk Indians.[6][7][8][18] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/31/2001.[4]
  • California Indian Council/Lulapin[8]
  • Callattakapa Choctaw Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/13/2004.[4]
  • Calusa-Seminole Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/28/1998.[3][4]
  • Cherokee Nation Heritage Organization of California.[2][8]
  • The Cherokees of California.[2]
  • Chilula Tribe[8]
  • The Chiricahua Tribe of California. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/24/2003.[4]
  • Choctaw Allen Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/20/2003.[4]
  • Choinumni Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/14/1988.[4] Certified letter undeliverable 10/1997[3][6][7][18]
  • Chukchansi Yokotch Tribe of Mariposa CA.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/25/1993.[3][4][6][7]
  • Chumash Council of Bakersfield.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/18/2005.[4]
  • Coastal Band of Chumash.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/25/1982.[3][4][6][7][18]
  • Coastal Gabrieleno Diegueno Band of Mission Indians.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 3/18/1997.[3][4]
  • Coastanoan Band of Carmel Mission Indians.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 09/16/1988.[3][4][6][7]
  • Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe of the Colfax Rancheria[19]
  • Confederation of Aboriginal Nations[8]
  • Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe.[20] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/24/1994.[3][4]
  • Costanoan Tribe of Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista Missions. Letter of Intent to Petition 5/11/1999; Letter of Intent withdrawn 5/10/2000.[4]
  • Costoanoan Ohlone Rumsen-Mutsen Tribe.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/07/1994.[3][4]
  • Digueno Band of San Diego Mission Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/15/2003.[4]
  • The Displaced Elem Lineage Emancipated Members (a.k.a. DELEMA). Letter of Intent to Petition 05/11/1998.[3][4]
  • Dumna-Wo-Wah Tribal Government (formerly Dumna Tribe of Millerton Lake). Letter of Intent to Petition 01/22/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 01/22/2002 as "Dumna Tribal Council."[10]
  • Dunlap Band of Mono Indians (a.k.a. Mono Tribal Council of Dunlap).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/04/1984.[3][4][6][7] Letter of Intent withdrawn 7/2/2002; Letter of Intent to Petition 8/9/2005.[4]
  • Eshom Valley Band of Michahai and Wuksachi. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/24/2005.[4]
  • Esselen/Coastanoan Tribe of Monterey County (formerly Esselen Tribe of Monterey Council).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 11/16/1992; withdrawn 11/15/1996.[3][4]
  • Fernandeno/Tataviam Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/24/1995.[3][4]
  • Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians of California. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/03/1998.[3][4] Recognized only as Band of the state-recognized Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe.
  • Gabrielino/Tongva Indians of California Tribal Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/14/1997.[3][4] Recognized only as Band of the state-recognized Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe.
  • Gabrielino/Tongva Nation.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/21/1994.[3][4][6][7] Recognized only as Band of the state-recognized Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe.
  • Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe (a.k.a. San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians). In 1994, the State of California officially recognized the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe in Assembly Joint Resolution 96, Resolution Chapter 146 of the Statutes of 1994. The tribe, however, has broken into several factions, some of whom are seeking federal recognition as separate tribes. The three largest and most prominent factions are:
    • Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe[21] (or the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, as it was historically referred to)
    • Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribal Council of San Gabriel[22]
    • Gabrieleno/Tongva Nation[23] (a.k.a. Gabrielino/Tongva Tribe of the Los Angeles Basin).[4]
In past years, bills have been introduced in the California legislature to create a Gabrielino-Tongva Reservation for the tribe and grant the tribe gaming rights; however, these bills failed to make it to the Governor's desk. In their most recent attempt, Senate Bill 1134 introduced on January 30, 2008 would have created the Gabrielino/Tongva Reservation without giving the tribe gaming rights. However, when the principal author, Senator Oropeza, found out that the tribe would use the reservation for leverage to obtain gaming rights, she pulled her sponsorship of the bill.[24]
  • Honey Lake Maidu. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/01/2000.[4] Receipt of Petition 06/01/2000.[5]
  • Hownonquet Community Association[6][7][8]
  • Indian Canyon Band of Coastanoan/Mutsun Indians.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 06/09/1989.[4][6][7]
  • Independence 14 (Miranda Allotment)[19]
  • Indian Cultural Organization[8]
  • Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation (II). Letter of Intent to Petition 3/8/1996.[3][4] Decline to Acknowledge 12/03/2007 (72 FR 67951). State-recognized Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation (I) also exists.
  • Kawaiisu Tribe of the Tejon Indian Reservation[19]
  • Kern Valley Indian Community.[8][25] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/27/1979.[3][4][6][7]
  • Konkow Valley Band of Maidu. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/20/1998.[3][4]
  • Maidu Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 1/6/1977[6][7]
  • Melochundum Band of Tolowa Indians[6][7][8]
  • Mishkanaka (Chumash)[8]
  • Mission Creek Band of Indians, Mission Creek Reservation, Desert Hot Springs California. Letter of Intent to Petition 09-29-2011.[citation needed]
  • Miwok Tribe[8]
  • Monachi Indian Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/14/2004.[4]
  • Mono Lake Indian Community.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/09/1976.[3][4][6][7]
  • Muwekma Ohlone Tribe (formerly Ohlone/Costanoan Muwekma Tribe a.k.a. Muwekma Indian Tribe: Costanoan/Ohlone Indian Families of the San Francisco Bay).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/09/1989.[3][6][7] Declined to Acknowledge 9/17/2002 (67 FR 58631); decision effective 12/16/2002.[4]
  • Nashville Eldorado Miwok Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/09/2004.[4]
  • Nor-Rel-Muk Nation (formerly Hayfork Band; formerly Nor-El-Muk Band of Wintu Indians).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/05/1984.[3][4][6][7]
  • North Fork Band of Mono Indians.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 09/07/1983.[3][4][6][7]
  • North Valley Yokut Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/22/2000.[4] Receipt of Petition 09/22/2000.[5]
  • Northern Band of Mono-Yokuts. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/22/2006.[4]
  • Northern Maidu Maidu Tribe[6][7][8]
  • Northfolk Band of Mono Indians[8]
  • Ohlone/Costanoan - Esselen Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/03/1992.[3][4][6][7]
  • Paskenta Band of Momlaki Indians[8]
  • Rancho San Timoteo Band of Serrano Indians[8]
  • San Cayetano Band of Cahuilla Indians or the Montoya Band of Cahuilla Indians[8]
  • Salinan Nation (a.k.a. Salinan Chumash Nation).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/10/1989.[3][4][6][7]
  • Salinan Tribe of Monterey & San Luis Obispo Counties.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 11/13/1993.[3][4][6][7]
  • San Fernando Band of Mission Indians (formerly Ish Panesh United Band of Indians; formerly Oakbrook Chumash People a.k.a. Ish Panesh Band of Mission Indians, Oakbrook Park Chumash).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/25/1995.[3][4]
  • San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/18/1984.[3][4][6][7]
  • Shasta Nation.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/28/1982.[3][4][6][7]
  • She-Bel-Na Band of Mendocino Coast Pomo Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/01/2006.[4]
  • Sierra Foothill Wuksachi Yokuts Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/11/1999.[4]
  • Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation (formerly American Indian Council of Mariposa County a.k.a. Yosemite).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/24/1982.[3][4][6][7][18][26]
  • Tehatchapi Tribe of the Tejon Reservation[3][6][7][8]
  • Tinoqui-Chalola Council of Kitanemuk and Yowlumne Tejon Indians.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/16/1996.[3][4]
  • Tolowa Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/31/1983.[3][4][7]
  • Tolowa-Tututni Tribe.[7][8] Also in Oregon.
  • Toulumne Algerine Band of Yokut. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/23/2006.[4]
  • Tuolumne Band of Cherokee Indians.[2]
  • Traditional Choinuymni Tribe.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/29/2000.[4] Receipt of Petition 03/29/2000.[5]
  • T'Si-akim Maidu. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/16/1998.[3][4]
  • Tsnungwe Council (a.k.a. South Fork Hupa).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 09/22/1992.[3][4][6][7]
  • United Hourma Nation, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 3/22/1994.[6][7][27]
  • United Lumbee Nation of North Carolina and America. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/28/1980; Declined to Acknowledge 07/02/1985 (50 FR 18746).[3][4][6][7] Also in North Carolina.
  • United Maidu Nation.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/06/1977.[3][4]
  • Wadatkuht Band of the Northern Paiutes of the Honey Lake Valley. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/26/1995.[3][4]
  • Washoe/Paiute of Antelope Valley. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/09/1976.[3][4][6][7]
  • Winnemem Wintu Tribe[19]
  • Wintoon Indians.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/26/1984; certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997.[3][4][6][7]
  • The Wintoon Tribe of Northern California, Inc.. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/27/2005.[4]
  • Wintu Indians of Central Valley, California.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/26/1984; certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997.[3][4][6][7]
  • Wintu of Shasta-Toyon[8]
  • Wintu Tribe of Northern California.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/25/1993.[3][4][6][7]
  • Woodfords Community Council[8]
  • Wukchumni Council.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/22/1988.[4] Certified letter undeliverable 10/1997.[3][6][7]
  • Xolon Salinan Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/18/2001.[4]
  • Yamassee Native American Association of Nations, Van Nuys California[28]
  • Yokayo Tribe of Indians.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/09/1987.[4] Certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997[3][6][7]
  • Yosemite Mono Lake Paiute Indian Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/06/2005.[4]

Colorado[edit]

  • Munsee Thames River Delaware. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/22/1977; declined to Acknowledge 01/03/1983 47 FR 50109.[3][4][6][7][8]
  • Council for the Benefit of the Colorado Winnebagoes. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/26/1993; certified letter returned "attempted, not known" 11/5/1997.[3][4][6][7][8]

Connecticut[edit]

  • Algonquian Confederacy of the Quinnipiac Tribal Council[29]
  • Grasmere Band of Wangunk Indians of Glastonbury, Connecticut (formerly the Pequot Mohegan Tribe, Inc.). Letter of Intent to Petition 4/12/1999.[4]
  • The Mohegan Tribe & Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/06/1992.[3][4][8]
  • Native American Mohegans, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 9/19/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 9/19/2002.[10]
  • The Nehantic Tribe and Nation.[29] Letter of Intent to Petition 9/5/1997.[3][4][8]
  • New England Coastal Schaghticoke Indian Association[29]
  • Nipmuc Indian Bands[6][7][8]
  • Paugussett Tribal Nation of Waterbury, Connecticut. Letter of Intent to Petiton 7/3/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 7/3/2002.[10]
  • Poquonnock Pequot Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 7/7/1999.[4]
  • The Southern Pequot Tribe (a.k.a. The Southern Pequot Tribal Nation of Waterford). Letter of Intent to Petition 7/7/1998.[3][4]
  • The Western Pequot Tribal Nation of New Haven. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/27/2000.[4]

Delaware[edit]

  • Lenape Tribe of Delaware.[8]

District of Columbia[edit]

  • Cherokee Tuscarora Nation of Turtle Island.[2]

Florida[edit]

  • Apalachicola Band of Creek Indians.[3][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/17/2004[4][30]
  • Arkansas White River Cherokee (a.k.a. Chickamauga Cherokee Nation - White River Band (I)).[2][14][15] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/22/2003.[4] Despite the Arkansas name, the group is located in Florida. There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation - White River Band (II) and (III) in Oklahoma.
  • Binay Tribe.[13]
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Indian Creek Band.[2][13]
  • Choctaws of Florida (a.k.a. Hunter Tsalagi-Choctaw Tribe).[2][20] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/02/2005.[4]
  • Church of the Métis Tribe.[13]
  • Creeks East of the Mississippi (a.k.a. Principal Creek Indian Nation East of the Mississippi).[3][6][7][8][30] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/21/1973 (petitioned as part of a State-recognized tribe Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe - East of the Mississippi, Inc., Georgia); declined to Acknowledge 12/21/1981 46 FR 51652, see also 47 FR 14783[4]
  • Echota Cherokee Tribe of Florida.[12]
  • Florida Mockingbird Clan.[13]
  • Florida Tribe of Cherokee Indians, Inc.[2]
  • Indian Creek Band, Chickamauga Creek & Cherokee Inc.[7][30] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/19/2004[4]
  • Muscogee Nation of Florida (formerly Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians).[3][6][7][8][14][31] Letter of Intent to Petition 06/02/1978;[4] awaiting Active Consideration; all documents have been filed with BAR.
    • Creek-Euchee Band of Indians of Florida. Letter of Intent to Petition; Receipt of Petition 11/23/1999.[5] Letter of Intent withdrawn 10/20/2000; merged with Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians[4]
  • Ocali Nation.[13]
  • Ouachita Indians of Florida and America.[13]
  • Perdido Bay Tribe of Lower Muscogee Creeks[13][14]
  • Rainbow Tribes.[13]
  • Red Nation's Intertribal.[12]
  • Seminole Nation of Florida (a.k.a. Traditional Seminole).[3][30] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/05/1983; referred to SOL for determination 5/25/1990.[4]
  • Sovereign Miccosukee Seminole Nation, a.k.a. Everglades Miccosukee Tribe of Seminole Indians.[20]
  • Topachula Tribe[6][30]
  • Tuscola United Cherokee Tribe of Florida, Inc. (formerly Tuscola United Cherokees of Florida & Alabama, Inc.).[2][3][7][8][14][30] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/19/1979; withdrawn at petitioner's request 11/24/1997;[4] reinstated 2005.
  • Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe, Inc. of Florida.[2][12] Also in Alabama.

Georgia[edit]

  • American Cherokee Confederacy (see Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Inc. (SECC) below). Known Bands: Horse Band (OK).
  • Broad River Band of Cherokee.[2]
  • Cane Break Band of Eastern Cherokees.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/09/1979;[4] rejoined Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. (I), notification 7/16/1997[3][6][7][8]
  • Cherokee Indians of Georgia, Inc.[2]
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Band of Northwest Georgia.[2][8]
  • Georgia Band of Chickasaw Indians (formerly Mississippi Band of Chickasaw Indians). Letter of Intent to Petition 9/15/1998.[4]
  • Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc.[8] (II).[2] This is an unrecognized tribe in Dahlonega, GA, that have the same name as a State-recognized tribe Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. (I).[3][4]
  • Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc.[8] (III).[2] This is an unrecognized tribe that have the same name as a State-recognized tribe Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. (I).
  • Kokeneschv Natchez Nation.
  • Manahoac Saponi Nation[14]
  • South-Eastern Indian Nation. Incomplete Letter of Intent to Petition 01/05/1996; Incomplete Letter of Intent withdrawn at petitioner’s request 11/10/1997.[3][4]
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Inc. (SECC)[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/09/1978; Declined to Acknowledge 11/25/1985 (50 FR 39047).[3][4][6][7][8] Became the American Cherokee Confederacy[2][8] on 1/31/1996, with a breakaway group Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. (SeCCI) forming on the same day. Bands: Northwest Cherokee Wolf Band (OR), Red Clay Intertribal Indian Band (TN).
  • Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. (SeCCI).[2][4] Also in Michigan. Bands and Clans: Big Lake Eagle Band (AK), Black Wolf Clan (KY),[2] Blue Band (FL), Buffalo Creek Band (TN), Earth Band (PA), Enola Band (NC), Grey Wolf Clan of Ochlocknee (GA), Hummingbird Band (CA), Hummingbird Medicine Band (MO), Little Wolf Band (MI), Long Hair Band (FL), Lost Tribes Band (MI, MN), Many Waters Band (DE, MD), Mountain Band (NC), Myrtlewood Band (OR), Nighthawk Medicine Clan (FL), Northern Lights Band (MN), One Spirit Band (TN), Panther Band (GA), Patoka Valley Band (IN), Red Cedar (VA), Running Horse Band (TX), Tennessee Chota Band (TN), Turtle Band (OK), Turtle Island Band (OH), Turtle Moon Band (FL), Uwharie Band (NC), Wandering Waters Band (MI), Wee Toc Band (NC), Where Rivers Meet Band (MI), Windsong Band (DC (MD)).
  • Southeastern Indian Nation.[2]
  • Tama Indian Tribe[7]
  • Uganawvkalvgv Kituwah Ayeli,[2] also known as Southeast Kituwah Nation.
  • The United Cherokee Nation (UCN) – Eastern National Office.[2] Also in Arizona.
  • The United Creeks of Georgia[14]
  • The Yamassee Native American Moors of the Creek Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 4/27/1999.[4]

Hawaii[edit]

none

Idaho[edit]

  • Delawares of Idaho, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/26/1979.[3][4][6][7][8] website
  • Lemhi-Shoshone Tribes was stripped of recognition in 1907.[7]
  • Cherokees of Idaho, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/14/2012.

Illinois[edit]

  • Choctaw Nation Mississippi River Clan [32]
  • The People of the Mountains. Letter of Intent 6/3/2004.[4]

Indiana[edit]

  • Eel River Tribe Inc. of Indiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/13/2006.[4]
  • Lone Wolf Band of Cherokee Indians.[2]
  • Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana, Inc.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/02/1980; Declined to Acknowledge 08/17/1992 57 FR 27312.[3][4][6][7]
  • Northern Cherokee Tribe of Indiana.[2][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 7/26/1985[6][7]
  • United Métis Tribe[14]
    • Buffalo Spirit Band of the United Métis Tribe[14]
    • Nimkii Band of the United Métis Tribe[14]
  • Upper Kispoko Band of the Shawnee Nation.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/10/1991; certified letter returned undeliverable 10/30/1997.[3][4][6][7]
  • Wea Indian Tribe. Claims re-establishment in 2000[7] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/21/2007.[4]
  • Wea Indian Tribe of Indiana. Claims re-establishment in 2004[7][12] Letter of Intent to Petition 11/29/2006.[4]
  • The Zibiodey / River Heart Metis Association/Band[14]

Iowa[edit]

  • United People of Cherokee Heritage.[2]

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

  • Black Wolf Clan of SE Cherokee Council, Inc.[2]
  • Cherokee Tribe of Kentucky.[2]
  • Kentucky Cherokee Heritage Group.[2]
  • Southeastern Kentucky Shawnee[34]

Louisiana[edit]

  • Apalachee Indian Tribe.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/22/1996.[3][4]
  • Atakapa-Ishak Nation.[35]
  • Avogel Nation of Louisiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/13/2000.[4]
  • Avogel, Okla Tasannuk, Tribe/Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/19/2001.[4]
  • Avoyel-Kaskaskia Tribe of Louisiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/20/2005.[4]
  • The Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation of Louisiana Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/09/2003.[4] Receipt of Petition 01/09/2003.[10]
  • Chahta Tribe.[35]
  • Kispoko Sept of Ohio Shawnee.[7]
  • Louisiana Choctaw Turtle Tribe.[35]
  • Talimali Band, The Apalachee Indians of Louisiana (formerly Apalachee Indians of Louisiana[8]). Letter of Intent to Petition 02/05/1996.[3][4][35]

Maine[edit]

  • Maliseet Tribe[7]
  • Wesget Sipu Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 6/4/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 6/4/2002.[10]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

  • Assonet Band of Wampanoags[37]
  • Chappaquiddic Band of Massachusetts[37] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/31/2007.[4]
  • Council of Seven/Royal House of Pokanoket/Pokanoket Tribe/Wampanoag Nation[38]
  • Cowasuck Band-Abenaki People, also known as Cowasuck Band of Pennacook Abenaki People.[8][20] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/23/1995.[3][4][37]
  • Federation of old Plimoth Indian Tribes, Inc.[37] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/16/2000.[4] Receipt of Petition 05/16/2000.[5]
  • Historical Nipmuc Tribe[37] website
  • Narragansett Tribal of Indians[6][7][8][37]
  • Natick Nipmuc Indian Council[37]
  • New England Coastal Schaghticoke Indian Association and Tribal Council[8]
  • Pocasset Wampanoag Indian Tribe.[8][37] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/01/1995[3][4]
  • Pokanoket Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation.[4] Also in Rhode Island.
  • Ponkapoag Tribal Council[37]
  • Quinsigamond Band of the Nipmucs[8]
  • Rebel Deaf Panther Tribe International[8]
  • United American Indians of New England[8][37]

Michigan[edit]

  • Consolidated Bahwetig Ojibwas and Mackinac Tribe.[6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/04/1979; Postal Service returned certified letter 11/5/1997.[4]
  • Genesee Valley Indian Association[8][14]
  • Lake Superior Chippewa of Marquette.[6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/13/1991.[4]
  • Little Owl Band of Central Michigan Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/27/2000.[4]
  • Maconce Village Band of Ojibwa. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/07/2000.[4] Receipt of Petition 3/7/2000.[5]
  • Maple River Band of Ottawa. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/31/2005.[4]
  • Muskegon River Band of Ottawa Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/26/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 07/26/2002.[10]
  • Ooragnak Indian Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/1/1999.[4] Receipt of Petition 12/01/1999.[5]
  • Ottawa Colony Band of Grand River Ottawa Indians. Recognized only as part of Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan.[4]
  • Potawatomi Indians of Indiana and Michigan. Recognized only as part of Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana.[4]
  • Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. (SeCCI).[2] Also in Georgia.
  • The Chi-cau-gon Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Iron County. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/12/1998.[4]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Missouri[edit]

  • Ahi Ni Yv Wiya, Inc.[2]
  • Amonsoquath Band of Cherokee.[2]
  • Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee.[2][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/17/1995.[4] Also in California.
  • Cherokee Nation West of Missouri & Arkansas (formerly Cherokee Nation West - Southern Band of the Eastern Cherokee Indians of Arkansas and Missouri).[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 5/11/1998.[4] Also in Arkansas.
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation.[2]
  • Dogwood Band of Free Cherokees.[2][6][7][8]
  • Lost Cherokee of Arkansas & Missouri.[3] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/10/1999; letter returned, marked “in dispute” between two different addresses.[4] Also in Arkansas.[40]
  • Nemenhah Band.[2]
  • Neutral Land Cherokee Group.[2] Also in Kansas.
  • Northern Cherokee Nation. Dissoved into three groups:
    • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation (I),[2][8][14] also known as Chickamauga Cherokee Nation MO/AR White River Band and as White River Band of Chickamauga Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas.[14] Also in Arkansas and Oklahoma. There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band (II) in Oklahoma.
    • Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 2/19/1992.[6][7][8] Also in Arkansas.
      • Kanasas (Awi Akta) District of NCNOLT.[2]
      • Oklahoma (Ani Tsi Na) District of the NCNOLT.[2]
    • Northern Cherokee Tribe of Indians of Missouri and Arkansas.[2][6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/26/1985.[4] Also in Arkansas.
  • Ozark Mountain Cherokee Tribe of Arkansas and Missouri.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/19/1999.[4] Receipt of Petition 10/19/1999.[5] Also in Arkansas.
  • Sac River and White River Bands of the Chickamauga-Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri Inc. (formerly Northern Chickamauga Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri).[2][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 09/05/1991.[4] Also in Arkansas.
  • Saponi Nation of Missouri (Mahenips Band). Letter of Intent to Petition 12/14/1999.[4] Receipt of Petition 12/14/1999.[5][41]
  • Southern Cherokee Indian Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/01/2006.[4]
  • Western Cherokee.[2][14]
  • Western Cherokee of Arkansas/Louisiana Territories. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/2001.[4] Receipt of Petition 10/05/2001.[10] Also in Arkansas.
  • Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri.[3] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/01/1998.[4] Also in Arkansas.
  • The Wilderness Tribe of Missouri.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 8/16/1999.[4]

Montana[edit]

  • Ahon-to-ays Ojibwa Band (a.k.a. Rocky Boy Ojibway Band). Incomplete letter of Intent to Petition 2/1/1996.[4]
  • Swan Creek & Black River Chippewa[6][7][8]

Nevada[edit]

  • Pahrump Band of Paiutes, Letter of Intent to Petition 11/9/1987.[4][6][7][8]

New Hampshire[edit]

  • Abenaki Indian Center, Inc.[8]
  • Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire[6][7][8]
  • Pennacook New Hampshire Tribe[8]

New Jersey[edit]

  • Cherokee Nation of New Jersey[2][42]
  • Eagle Medicine Band of Cherokee Indians, also in Pennsylvania[42]
  • New Jersey Sand Hill Band of Indians (also known as Sand Hill Band of Lenape and Cherokee Indians or Sand Hill Band of Indians).[3][14] Letter of Intent to Petition 01/09/2007.[4]
  • Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Band of Southern New Jersey, part of a parental tribal nation with the same Jatibonicu name in Puerto Rico. See 500 Nations tribes of Puerto Rico.
  • Osprey Band of Free Cherokees[2][6][7][8][14]
  • Powhatan Tribe[12]
  • Unalachtigo Band of Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 2/1/2002.[4]
  • Schèjachbi Wonameys, NJ Lenni Lenape Nation.[43]
  • Ramapough Lenape Nation

New Mexico[edit]

  • Canoncito Band of Navajos,[14] petitioned for independent federal recognition 07/31/1989.[4][6][7] Note: this is a Chapter (governing unit) of the Navajo Nation.
  • Piro/Manso/Tiwa Indian Tribe of the Pueblo of San Juan de Guadalupe. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/18/1971.[4][6][7][8]
  • Piro/Manso/Tiwa Tribe of Guadalupe Pueblo (a.k.a. Tiwa Indian Tribe).[7] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/17/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 12/17/2002.[10]

New York[edit]

  • Cherokee-Blackfeet.[2]
  • The Chickamauga Notowega Creeks. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/19/2001.[4]
  • Deer Council of Free Cherokees.[2][6][7][8]
  • Hudson River Band (formerly Konkapot Band, Hudson Valley Band). Letter of Intent to Petition 04/19/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 04/19/2002.[10]
  • Mohawk Nation Akwesasne Mohawk Territory[8]
  • Mohawk Reservation[8]
  • Montauk Indian Nation (a.k.a. Montaukett Indian Nation of New York).[7] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/31/1995.[4]
  • Montaukett Tribe of Long Island. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/16/1998.[4]
  • North-Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.[2]
  • Nuy Keetoowah, Inc.[2]
  • Ohatchee Cherokee Tribe of New York and Alabama.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/16/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 12/16/2002.[10]
  • Taino Nation of The Antilles
  • Western Mohegan Tribe & Nation of New York.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 1/27/1997.[4][14]

North Carolina[edit]

  • Cherokee Indians of Hoke County, Inc. (a.k.a. Tuscarora Hoke Co.).[2][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 09/20/1983; determined ineligible to petition (SOL opinion of 10/23/1989).[4][6][7]
  • Cherokee Indians of Robeson and Adjoining Counties.[2][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/01/1979; determined ineligible to petition (SOL opinion of 10/23/1989).[4][6][7]
  • Cherokee Powhattan Indian Association.[2]
  • Chicora-Siouan Indian People, Letter of Intent to Petition 02/10/1993.[6] Also in South Carolina.
  • Coree Indians (a.k.a. Faircloth Indians).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/05/1978.[4][6][7]
  • Creek-Cherokee Indians, Pine Tree Clan.[2]
  • Cumberland County Association for Indian People[8]
  • Eno-Occaneechi Tribe of Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/24/1997.[4]
  • Free Cherokee.[2]
  • Four Hole Indian Organization, Letter of Intent to Petition 12/30/1976.[6] Also in South Carolina.
  • Guilford Native American Association[8]
  • Hattadare Indian Nation.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/16/1979.[4][6][7]
  • Hatteras-Tuscarora Indians.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 06/24/1978: determined ineligible to petition (SOL opinion of 10/23/1989).[4][6][7] Merged with Tuscarora Nation East of the Mountains, 3/22/2004.[4]
  • Haliwa-Saponi Tribe[7]
  • Kaweah Indian Nation, Inc.[2][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/28/1980; certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997; Declined to Acknowledge 06/10/1985 (50 FR 14302).[4][6][7] Also in Kansas.
  • Indians of Person County (formerly Cherokee-Powhattan Indian Association). Letter of Intent to Petition 09/07/1984.[4][6][7][8]
  • Meherrin Indian Tribe (II). Letter of Intent to Petition 06/27/1995.[4]
There is a State recognized tribe with the same name, Meherrin Indian Tribe (I).
  • Ne'Ha-Tsunii Indian Nation[12]
  • Nee Tribe (a.k.a. Nuluti Equani Ehi Tribe and Near River Dwellers).[2][44] (website)
  • Ridge Band of Cherkees.[2]
  • The Roanoke-Hatteras Indians of Dare County.[7] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/10/2004.[4]
  • Santee Tribe, White Oak Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/04/1979[6][7]
  • Santee Tribe[6]
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy.[2]
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Silver Cloud Clan.[2]
  • Summerville Indian Group.[6] Also in South Carolina.
  • Tsalagi Nation Early Emigrants 1817.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/30/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 07/30/2002.[10]
  • Tuscarora Indian Tribe (Drowning Creek Reservation).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/25/1981; determined ineligible to petition (SOL opinion of 10/23/1989).[6][7] Group formally dissolved and Department notified group 02/19/1997.[4]
  • Tuscarora Nation of Indians of the Carolinas. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/21/2004.[4]
  • Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/19/1985; determined ineligible to petition (SOL opinion of 10/23/1989).[4][6][7][8]
  • Tuscarora Nation East of the Mountains. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/08/1999.[4]
  • United Lumbee Nation of North Carolina and America,[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 4/28/1980; Denied federal recognition 07/02/1985.[6][7] Also in California.

North Dakota[edit]

  • Christian Pembina Chippewa Indians.[6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 6/26/1984.[4]
  • Little Shell Band of the North Dakota Tribe (a.k.a. Little Shell Pembina Band of North America).[6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 11/11/1975.[4] This tribe have been accused of being a domestic terrorist organization by the Anti-defamation League.
  • Metis Nation of North Dakota,[citation needed] an extension of Metis of mixed Native American/Canadian-mainly French European background.

Ohio[edit]

  • Alleghenny Nation Indian Center (Ohio Band) (I),[6][7][8][12][33][45] also known as the Allegheny-Lenape Indian Council of Ohio. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/03/1979.[4] Supposedly had provisional State Recognition for a year, but failed to produce necessary documentation for an official State Recognition.
  • Alleghenny Nation Indian Center (Ohio Band) (II). Letter of Intent to Petition 6/02/2005.[4] Possibly broke away from Alleghenny Nation Indian Center (Ohio Band) (I) located 1 mile away.
  • Cherokee Delaware Indian Center.[2]
  • Cherokee United Intertribal Indian Council.[2]
  • Chickamauga Keetoowah Unami Band of Cherokee.[2]
  • Chickamauga Keetoowah Unami Wolf Band of Cherokee Delaware Shawnee of Ohio, West Virginia & Virginia. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/28/2006.[4]
  • East of the River Shawnee Tribe. Initially state recognized 1979; reapplied January 2009 after reorganization in 2005.[citation needed]
  • Eastern Cherokee Nation, Overhill Band.[2]
  • Etowah Cherokee Nation.[2]
  • Free Cherokee, Four Direction Council.[2]
  • Free Cherokee, Hokshichanklya Band.[2]
  • Kispoko Sept of Ohio Shawnee (Hog Creek Reservation).[14][45]
  • Lower Eastern Ohio Mekojay Shawnee. Letter of Intent to Petition 3/5/2001.[4]
  • Mekoce Shawnee.[14][45]
  • Morning Star Shawnee Nation.[14]
  • North Eastern U.S. Miami Inter-Tribal Council.[6][7][8][14][45] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/09/1979.[4]
  • Notoweega Nation.[14][45] Also known as the Ohio Woodlands Tribe.[45]
  • The Nottoway in Ohio. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/03/2008.[4]
  • Piqua Sept of Ohio Shawnee Indians.[6][7][8][14][45] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/16/1991.[4] the Piqua Shawnee Tribe - officially recognized in Alabama by the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission via the authority of the Strong-Davis Act and in Ohio by Ohio Senate Resolution 188, adopted February 26, 1991 and by the Ohio House of Representatives 119th General Assembly Resolution No. 83, adopted April 3, 1991 as presented to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Washington D.C., and in Kentucky by Governor's Proclamation dated August 13, 1991
  • Saponi Nation of Ohio.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 9/25/1997.[4]
  • Shawnee Nation, Ohio Blue Creek Band of Adams County. Letter of Intent to Petition 8/5/1998.[4]
  • Tallige Cherokee Nation, Fire Clan.[2][33][45]
  • Tutelo Nahyssan Tribal Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 7/27/2005.[4]
  • Tutelo-Saponi Tribal Nation (formerly known as Pine Hill Saponi Tribal Nation). Letter of Intent to Petition 10/1/2002.[4]

Oklahoma[edit]

  • Canadian River Band of the Southern Cherokee Nation.[2]
  • Cataba Tribal Association[6][7][8]
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation (I),[2][8][14] also known as Chickamauga Cherokee Nation MO/AR White River Band and as White River Band of Chickamauga Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas.[14] Also in Arkansas and Missouri. There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band (II) in Oklahoma.
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band (II).[14] There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band (I) in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
  • Natchez Nation of Oklahoma[15]
  • Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory.[2] State-recognized in Missouri, but unrecognized in Arkansas and elsewhere.
    • Kanasas (Awi Akta) District of NCNOLT.[2] – Located in Kansas
    • Oklahoma (Ani Tsi Na) District of the NCNOLT.[2] – Located in Oklahoma.
  • Northern Cherokee Tribe of Indians.[2]
  • Northern Chickamaunga Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 9/5/1991[6][7][8]
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Horse Clan.[2]
  • Southern Cherokee Nation.[2][20]
  • United Band of the Western Cherokee Nation.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 3/14/2003.[4]
  • Yuchi Tribal Organization.[6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/1990; Declined to acknowledge 3/21/2000, 64 FR 71814.[4]
  • Yuchi (Euchee) Tribe of Oklahoma[8][15] located in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. It is seeking federal recognition and separation from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, which subsumed the much smaller numbers of Yuchi during Removal.

Oregon[edit]

  • Celilio-Wyam Indian Community[6][7][8]
  • The Cherokee Delaware Tribe of the Northwest.[2]
  • Chetco Tribe[6][7][8]
  • Chinook Indian Tribe of Oregon & Washington, Inc. (a.k.a. Chinook Nation)[6][7][15] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/23/1979; Declined to acknowledge 7/12/2003, 67 FR 46204.[4] Also in Washington.
  • Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes[7][14]
  • Confederated Tribes: Rogue, Table Rock & Associated Tribes.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 3/24/1997; properly executed Letter of Intent 6/19/1997.[4]
  • Northwest Cherokee Deer Clan.[2]
  • Northwest Cherokee Wolf and Paint Clan.[2]
  • Northwest Cherokee Wolf Band of the Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy.[2][6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/09/1978; Declined to Acknowledge 11/25/1985 50 FR 39047.[4]
  • Tchinouk Indians.[6][7][8] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/16/1979; Declined to Acknowledge 03/17/1986, 51 FR 2437.[4]
  • Tolowa-Tututni Tribe.[6][7] Also in California.[8]

Pennsylvania[edit]

  • Eastern Delaware Nations.[14]
  • Free Cherokee-Chickamauga.[2]
  • Lena'pe Nation.[14]
  • Lenape Nation (a.k.a. Eastern Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania).[8][14] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/16/2000.[4]
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy of Pennsylvania.[2]
  • Thunder Mountain Lenapé Nation
  • Tsalagi Elohi Cherokee Earth.[2]
  • United Cherokee Tribe of West Virginia.[2] Also in South Carolina and West Virginia.
  • White Path Society.[2]

Puerto Rico[edit]

See also: Tainos
  • Liga Guakia Taina ke (Our Taino Land.
  • Naguake Indigenous Base Community
  • Concilio Taino Guatu-Ma-Cu A Boriken (Puerto Rico)[citation needed]
  • Consejo General de Tainos Boricanos[citation needed]
  • Turabo Taino Indian Nation in Puerto Rico[citation needed]
  • Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation of Boriken. (Puerto Rico).[46]

Maisiti_Yukayeke_Taino

Rhode Island[edit]

  • Aquidneck Indian Council[8]
  • Pokanoket Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation.[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/1994 for Federal Recogniton.[4] State recognition attempted for the tribe with the introduction of State of Rhode Island House Bill 2006--H 7236, but the bill was never passed.[47] Also in Massachusetts.
  • Pokanoket-Wampanoag Federation: Wampanoag Nation/Pokanoket Tribe and Bands. Letter of intent to petition 1/5/1998.[4]
  • Rhode Island Indian Council[8]
  • Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/29/1998.[4]
  • Wappinger Tribal Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 7/7/2003.[4]
  • Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/15/2000.[4] Receipt of Petition 09/15/2000.[5]

South Carolina[edit]

  • American Indian Center of South Carolina.[48]
  • Beaver Creek Indians
  • Broad River Band of Cherokee.[2]
  • Carolina Indian Heritage Association.[48]
  • Cherokee Bear Clan of South Carolina.[48]
  • Cherokees of South Carolina.[2]
  • Chicora Indian Tribe of South Carolina (formerly Chicora-Siouan Indian People).[7][8][14][48][49][50] Letter of Intent to Petition 02/10/1993.[4] Also in North Carolina.
  • The Chicora-Waccamaw Indian People. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/1994.[4]
  • Croatan Indian Tribe of South Carolina.[48]
  • Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina, Inc.[2]
  • Edisto Indian Organization of South Carolina (also known as Edisto Indian Tribe).[7][8][48][49][50]
  • Four Hole Indian Organization, Edisto Tribal Council.[7] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/30/1976.[4] Also in North Carolina.
  • Fields Indian Family – Pine Hill Indian Community.[48]
  • Free Cherokee-Chickamauga[2][8]
  • Horse Creek Indian Heritage Association.[48]
  • Little Horse Creek American Indian Association.[48]
  • Marlboro & Chesterfield Pee Dee Band (a.k.a. Upper Pee Dee Nation of South Carolina)[48][50]
  • Midlands Intertribal Empowerment Group.[48]
  • Paia Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation.[2]
  • Pee Dee Indian Association. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/30/1995.[4]
  • Pine Hill Indian Community[50]
  • Santee Indian Nation.[48]
  • Summerville Indian Group.[7][8] Also in North Carolina.
  • Sumter Band of Cheraw Indians.[48][49][50]
  • United Cherokee Tribe of West Virginia.[2] Also in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
  • Waccamaw Siouan Indian Association. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/16/1992; Postal service returned certified letter 11/5/1997.[4]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

  • American Cherokee Tribe of Texas.[2]
  • The Arista Indian Village. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/21/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 05/21/2002.[10]
  • Atakapas Ishak Nation of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/02/2007.[4]
  • Cherokee Nation of Texas, Limited.[2]
  • Cherokee Nation of Texas, Tsalagiyi Nvdagi, Troup.[2]
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Brushy Creek Band.[12]
  • Comanche Penateka Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/03/1998.[4]
  • Court of the Golden Eagle, The Oukah.[2]
  • Creek Indians of Texas at Red Oak[6][7][8]
  • Free Cherokee, Hummingbird Clan.[2]
  • Free Cherokee Tennessee River Band of Chickamauga[citation needed]
  • Jumano Tribe (West Texas) (formerly The People of LaJunta (Jumano/Mescalero)).[8] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/26/1997.[4]
  • Lipan Apache Band of Texas (II).[3][14] Letter of Intent to Petition 05/26/1999.[4]
  • Pamaque Clan of Coahuila y Tejas Spanish Indian Colonial Missions Inc.[14] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/23/2002;[4] Receipt of Petition 04/23/2002.[10] BAR Papers filed 2005.[3]
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Hawk Clan.[2]
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Sequoyah Clan.[2]
  • Southeastern Cherokee Tribe and Associated Bands.[2]
  • Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas[2]
  • Tap Pilam: The Coahuiltecan Nation.[7][14] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/03/1997.[4]
  • Texas Band of Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians (formerly known as Texas Cherokee and Associated Bands).[62] Also known as Texas Band of Cherokee Indians of the Mount Tabor Indian Community.[2]
    • Choctaw-Chickasaw Indians of the Mount Tabor Community. Claims separated from Texas Cherokees and Associated Bands in 1999.[62]
    • Pine Hill Community of Cherokee Indians.[62]
  • Texas Buffalo Bayou Band of Chickamaugan Cherokee, Southern Cherokee Nation.[2]
  • Texas Gulf Coast Cherokee and Associated Bands.[2]
  • Tlaxcalteca Nation and Affiliated Tribes of Texas
  • Tribal Council of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Nation of Texas. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/06/1998.[4]
  • Tu' Tssn Nde Band of the Lipan Apache Nation of Texas.
  • United Chickamaugan.[12]
  • United Mascogo Seminole Tribe of Texas. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/31/2002.[4] Receipt of Petition 12/31/2002.[10]
  • The Yanaguana Bands of Mission Indians of Texas. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/19/2004.[4]

Tlaxcalteca Nation and Affiliated Tribes of Texas, United States Department of the Interior Receipt of Letter of Intent 03 Nov 2010

Utah[edit]

  • Cherokee Indian Descendents Organization of the Ani-Yun-Wiya.[2]
  • Colorado River Band of the Southern Cherokee Nation.[2]
  • Northeast Band of Shoshone Indians[6][7][8]
  • Rocky Mountain Band of Cherokee Descendents - Magna.[2]
  • White Mesa Ute Council[6][7][8][14]

Vermont[edit]

  • Free Cherokee, Tribal Council.[2]
  • Green Mountain Band of Cherokee.[2]
  • Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation.[4][12][14][15][20][63] (formerly Northern New England-Coos Band, Independent Clans of the Coos United, Cowasuck of North America and Cowasuck-Horicon Traditional Band; a.k.a. Cowasuck Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation).(not to be confused with Traditional Koasek Abenaki Nation of the Koas who does have State of Vermont Recognition)
  • Sunray Meditation Society.[2]

Virginia[edit]

  • Ani-Stohini/Unami Nation.[8][14] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/08/1994.[4]
  • Appalachian Cherokee Nation.[2]
  • Buffalo Ridge Cherokees.[2]
  • Cherokee of Virginia Birdtown.[2]
  • Free Cherokees Spider Clan.[2]
  • Inagel Tsalagi, Cherokee of Virginia.[2]
  • Northern Tsalagi Indian Nation.[2]
  • Rappahannock Indian Tribe (II). Letter of Intent to Petition 01/31/2001.[4] Shares a name with a State recognized tribe Rappahannock Indian Tribe (I).
  • Southern Cherokee Confederacy, Pine Log Clan.[2]
  • Turtle Band of Cherokee.[2]
  • United Cherokee Indian Tribe of Virginia.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/03/2000.[4] Receipt of Petition 07/31/2000.[5]
  • Wicocomico Indian Nation (a.k.a. Historic Wicocomico Indian Nation of Northumberland County, Virginia). Letter of Intent to Petition 09/15/2000.[4] Receipt of Petition 08/28/2000.[5][64]
  • Wolf Creek Cherokee Indian Tribe of Virginia.[2][12]

Virgin Islands[edit]

  • Opia Carib Indian Tribe in U.S Virgin Islands (St. Thomas)

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

  • Monican Indian Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 8/23/2007.[4]
  • United Cherokee Tribe of West Virginia.[2] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/30/2005.[4] Also in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

Wisconsin[edit]

  • Brothertown Indians of Wisconsin.[6][7][8][20] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/15/1980.[4]
  • Muhheconnuck and Munsee Tribes. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/04/2003.[4]
  • Southern Cherokee Confederacy, Wisconsin.[2]

Wyoming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA)
  2. ^ 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 aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi fj fk fl fm fn fo fp fq fr fs ft fu fv fw fx fy fz ga gb Cherokee Nation (Fraudulent Indian) Task Force: Fraudulent Group List (as of March 26, 2011) (Accessible as of April 19, 2012 here [1])
  3. ^ 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 aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci 500nations.com. "Petitions for Federal Recognition". Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
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  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Receipt of Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment of Existence as an Indian Tribe (65 FR 76663)[dead link]
  6. ^ 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 aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm Troy Johnson. "U.S. Federally Non-Recognized Indian Tribes". 
  7. ^ 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 aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek "U.S. Federally Non-Recognized Tribes". 
  8. ^ 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 aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi fj fk fl fm fn fo fp fq fr fs Wild Apache. "Wild Apache Native American Portal". 
  9. ^ Jesse Cooday. "http://cooday8.tripod.com/landless-tlingits.htm". Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Receipt of Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment of Existence as an Indian Tribe (68 FR 13724)". Edocket.access.gpo.gov. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  11. ^ H. S. Choate (1997). The Yaquis: A Celebration. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Tribes & Nations: State Recognized Tribes". 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i Listed as pseudo-tribe in Are there any Indian Reservations in Florida?[dead link]
  14. ^ 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 aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar 500nations.com. "Nations, Tribes, Bands". Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Karen M. Strom. "A Line in the Sand: Contact Information for the Tribes of the United States and Canada". Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  16. ^ Serdar Tumgoren (December 13, 2004). "The key: Petition No. 120". Gilroy Dispatch. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  17. ^ Rosemary Cambra (Tribal Chair), et al. "The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area". Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  18. ^ a b c d e Linda A Reynolds (1996), The role of Indian tribal governments and communities in regional land management, United States Geological Survey, retrieved 2007-09-04 
  19. ^ a b c d "HCD.ca.gov". Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i USA.gov. "A-Z Index of Tribal Governments, on USA.gov". Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  21. ^ gabrielinotribe.org
  22. ^ tongva.com
  23. ^ tongvatribe.net
  24. ^ 01/31/08 12:00 AM PST. "Oropeza drops Gabrielino bill after casino letter surfaces". Capitolweekly.net. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  25. ^ May be the same as another undocumented unrecognized tribe Rio Bravo Indian Rancheria, located near Bakersfield, California
  26. ^ "Traditional use agreement signed between Yosemite National Park and American Indian Council of Mariposa County". United States National Park Service. October 17, 1997. 
  27. ^ May be the same as the United Houma Nation, Inc., a tribe recognized by the State of Louisiana.
  28. ^ "Yamasi Tribal Enrollment." (retrieved 20 Nov 2010)
  29. ^ a b c Lavin, Lucianne. Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013: xiii. ISBN 978-0-300-18664-2.
  30. ^ a b c d e f Listed as "Un-Recognized Florida Tribes in Florida" in Are there any Indian Reservations in Florida?
  31. ^ Listed as "State Recognized Florida Tribe" in Are there any Indian Reservations in Florida? though Florida do not have any State recognized tribes.
  32. ^ http://park-forest.illinoiscircle.com/c-507479.htm
  33. ^ a b c d NativeData.com. "Roster of State Recognized Tribes, 2006". Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  34. ^ Mills, Carol (November 1, 2011). "http://www.sentinel-echo.com/x783649369/Shawnee-tribe-wants-state-recognition". The Sentinel Echo. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  35. ^ a b c d Louisiana Governor's Office of Indian Affairs
  36. ^ "Pocomoke-indian-nation.org". Pocomoke-indian-nation.org. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  37. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness[dead link]
  38. ^ 65 FR 59199
  39. ^ Brescia, William (Bill) (1982). "Chapter 3, Treaties and the Choctaw People". Tribal Government, A New Era. Philadelphia, Mississippi: Choctaw Heritage Press. pp. 21–22. 
  40. ^ lost-cherokee.com
  41. ^ saponi.us
  42. ^ a b "New Jersey Tribes." 500 Nations. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  43. ^ Delaware Treaty "Lenape Treaty"
  44. ^ "Endoflifecarecoalition.org" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  45. ^ a b c d e f g h STDs in American Indians and Alaska Natives: OHIO, National Coalition of STD Directors
  46. ^ USA.gov Tribal Governments "Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation." Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  47. ^ "2006 Rhode Island Bill Status: H 7000 - 7299" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  48. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. "SC tribes and groups". 
  49. ^ a b c South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission. "Members". 
  50. ^ a b c d e South Carolina Indigenous Gallery. "Visitors Center". 
  51. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Humphrey, Tom. "6 Indian groups lose state recognition: Court order says commission violated open meetings law." Knoxville Sentinel. 3 Sept 2010 (retrieved 3 Sept 2010)
  52. ^ a b c d e f TCIA List of State Recognized Tribes[dead link]
  53. ^ a b c d e f http://www.tn.gov/attorneygeneral/cases/tcia/tciastatement.pdf
  54. ^ a b c d e f http://www.tn.gov/attorneygeneral/cases/tcia/tciaanswer.pdf
  55. ^ a b HB 3299 (105th Cession of the Tennessee Legislature)
  56. ^ a b c HB 239 (106th Cession of the Tennessee Legislature)
  57. ^ "106th Cession of the Tennessee Legislature". Wapp.capitol.tn.gov. 
  58. ^ "website". Chikamakaband.com. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  59. ^ Sheffield (1998) p70-71
  60. ^ Chattanooga InterTribal Association. "TN Tribal Recognition - past example". 
  61. ^ Unrecognized tribe of Appalachian Confederated Tribes, listed as a fraudulent entity by the Cherokee Nation, was identified as also known as Upper Cumberland Cherokee (II).
  62. ^ a b c "Mt Tabor Group". Redeaglejw.net. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  63. ^ Vermonters Concerned on Native American Affairs. "Tribal Sites VT". Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  64. ^ "Wicocomico Indian Nation"

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