State recognized tribes in the United States

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State recognized tribes are Native American Indian Tribes, Nations, and Heritage Groups that have been recognized by a process established under assorted state laws for varying purposes. With increasing activism by tribal nations since the mid-20th century to obtain federal recognition of their tribal sovereignty, many states have passed legislation to recognize some tribes and acknowledge the self-determination and continuity of historic ethnic groups. The majority of these groups are located in the Eastern US, as is the case with the three largest state-recognized tribes: viz. the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and the United Houma Nation of Louisiana.

In many cases, they have recognized tribes that were landless; that is, did not have an Indian reservation or communal land holdings. In addition, such states have often established commissions or other administrative bodies to deal with Native American affairs within the state. It has resulted from the process of increasing self-determination and preservation of cultural identity within some Native American communities, including descendants who remained in states east of the Mississippi River when many tribes were removed during the 19th century.

State recognition confers limited benefits under federal law. It is not the same as federal recognition, which is the federal government's acknowledgment of a tribe as a dependent sovereign nation. Some states have provided laws related to state recognition that provide some protection of autonomy for tribes not recognized by the federal government. For example, in Connecticut, state law recognizing certain tribes also protects reservations and limited self-government rights for state-recognized tribes.

Such state recognition has at times been opposed by federally recognized tribes. For instance, the Cherokee Nation opposes state-recognized tribes claiming Cherokee identity, as well as many non-recognized groups that also claim to be Cherokee.[1]

Numerous other groups assert that they are Indian tribes. Many are listed in List of unrecognized tribes in the United States.

Description[edit]

The United States Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, gives ultimate authority with regard to matters affecting the Indian tribes to the United States. Under federal law and regulations, an Indian tribe is a group of Native Americans with self-government authority.[2] This defines those tribes recognized by the federal government.

By late 2007, about 16 states had recognized 62 tribes. Five other states—Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Oklahoma— had less developed processes of recognition.[3] Typically, the state legislature or state agencies involved in cultural or Native American affairs make the formal recognition by criteria they establish, often with Native American representatives, and sometimes based on federal criteria.[4] Members of a state-recognized tribe are still subject to state law and government, and the tribe does not have sovereign control over its affairs. Some state-recognized tribes have petitioned unsuccessfully for federal recognition. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, only fourteen states recognize tribes at the state level.[5]

Under the United States Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990,[6] members of state-recognized tribes are authorized to exhibit as identified Native American artists, as are members of federally recognized tribes.

Koenig and Stein have recommended the processes of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, all established by laws passed by the state legislatures, as models worthy of other states to use as the basis for legislation related to recognition of Native American tribes. Statutes that clearly identify criteria for recognition or that explicitly recognize certain tribes remove ambiguity from their status.[3]

List of state-recognized tribes[edit]

By 2008 a total of 62 Native American tribes had been recognized by states; 566 had been recognized by the federal government, often as a result of the process of treaties setting up reservations in the 19th century.

The following is a list of tribes recognized by various states, but not by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Tribes originally recognized by states that have since gained federal recognition have been deleted from the list below. The list identifies those state-recognized tribes that have petitioned for federal recognition and been denied. Many continue to work to gain such recognition.

Alabama[edit]

By the Davis-Strong Act of 1984, the state established the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission to acknowledge and represent Native American citizens in the state. At that time, it recognized seven tribes that did not have federal recognition. The commission members, representatives of the tribes, have created rules for tribal recognition, which were last updated in 2003, under which three more tribes have been recognized.[7]

Alaska[edit]

None

Arizona[edit]

None

Arkansas[edit]

None

California[edit]

None

Colorado[edit]

None

Connecticut[edit]

  • Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut.[5][18][19] Recognized by the Secretary of the Interior in 2002; recognition revoked in 2005; Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation was made by merging of two nations:[11][16]
    • Eastern Pequot Indians of Connecticut. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/28/1978;[10][11][14][15][20] Reconsidered final determination not to acknowledge became final and effective 10/14/2005 70 FR 60099.[14]
    • Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Indians of Connecticut. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/20/1989.[10][14][15][16][20] Reconsidered final determination not to acknowledge became final and effective 10/14/2005 70 FR 60099.[14]
  • Golden Hill Paugussett.[21][22] Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgement of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe (2004)[23]
  • Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.[18] Letter of Intent to Petition 9/27/2001.[5][14][19] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/14/1981; Declined to acknowledge in 2002; Reconsidered final determination not to acknowledge became final and effective 10/14/2005 70 FR 60101. Also known as Scaticook Tribe,[10] Schaghticoke Indian Tribe.[10][11][14][15]

Delaware[edit]

  • Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware[5][18]
  • Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc.[18] Letter of Intent to Petition 08/08/1978; requested petition be placed on hold 3/25/1989,[5][10][15] of limited applicability[11][24]

Florida[edit]

None In 1988, the Florida Governor's Council on Indian Affairs adopted a policy recommending that the state refrain from recognizing any group that does not have federal recognition. If the state government wished to proceed with recognition, it recommended:

  • "A state action should (1) create a government-to-government relationship between state and tribe,
  • (2) set forth an explicit rendering of the state's interpretation of 'recognition,'
  • (3) be confined only to groups descended from Seminole, Miccosukee, Creek, or a tribe located in Florida prior to May 30, 1830 [date of passage of the US Indian Removal Act], and
  • (4) meet federal criteria for recognition."[25]

Georgia[edit]

In 2007, the state legislature formally recognized as American Indian tribes of Georgia the following:[26]

  • Cherokee of Georgia Tribal Council[5][27]
  • Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees[5][8][11][28] (I). Letter of Intent to Petition 01/09/1979;[14] last submission February 2002; ready for Acknowledge review.[10][20]
Unrecognized tribes with the same name as Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. (II) and (III) exist.[9][15]

Hawaii[edit]

None

Illinois[edit]

None

Idaho[edit]

None

Iowa[edit]

None

Kansas[edit]

None

Kentucky[edit]

None

Louisiana[edit]

Maine[edit]

None

Maryland[edit]

On January 9, 2012, for the first time the state recognized two American Indian tribes under a process developed by the General Assembly; these were both Piscataway groups,[33] historically part of the large Algonquian languages family along the Atlantic Coast. The Governor announced it to the Assembly by executive order.[33][34]

Massachusetts[edit]

  • Nipmuc Nation[5] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/22/1980; Proposed finding in progress.[10][11][15] Declined to acknowledge on 6/25/2004, 69 FR 35667; Reconsideration request before IBIA (not yet effective)[14] Also known as Nipmuc Nation (Hassanamisco Band).

Michigan[edit]

As of 2014, Michigan has four State Historic Tribes.

Minnesota[edit]

None

Mississippi[edit]

None

Missouri[edit]

None

Montana[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

None

Nevada[edit]

None

New Hampshire[edit]

None

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

None

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

None

Ohio[edit]

None[41]

Oklahoma[edit]

None

Oregon[edit]

None

Pennsylvania[edit]

None

Rhode Island[edit]

None

South Carolina[edit]

In 2003 the state legislature passed Section 1 31 40(A)(10), South Carolina Code of Laws (Annotated), which established criteria for state recognition of Native American tribes, further providing that “The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs shall promulgate regulations as may be necessary regarding State Recognition of Native American Indian entities in the State of South Carolina.” These rules and regulations shall be applicable to all entities seeking Native American Indian State Recognition as a: A. Native American Indian Tribe;[42] B. Native American Indian Group;[43] C. Native American Special Interest Organization.[44]

State-recognized Tribes:

State-recognized Tribal Groups (not tribes):

  • Chaloklowa Chickasaw Indian People. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/14/2002.[14] Receipt of Petition 08/14/2002.[48] State recognized tribal group in 2005.[45][46][47]
  • Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina, Inc. (a.k.a. Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina or ECSIUT), state recognized tribal group in 2005.[9][45][47]
  • Natchez Indian Tribe, state recognized tribal group in 2007.[45][47]
  • Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek. Letter of Intent to Petition 6/16/1999.[14] State recognized tribal group in 2007.[45][47]
  • Piedmont American Indian Association of South Carolina (or Piedmont American Indian Association - Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina) Letter of Intent to Petition 8/20/1998.[14] State recognized tribal group in 2006.[45][46][47]

State-recognized tribal Special Interest Organizations (not tribes):

  • American Indian Chamber of Commerce of South Carolina, state-recognized tribal Special Interest Organization in 2006.[45][47]
  • Little Horse Creek American Indian Cultural Center, state-recognized tribal Special Interest Organization in 2010.[45][47]

South Dakota[edit]

None

Tennessee[edit]

None.
At a time of increasing Native American activism, Governor Ray Blanton recognized by Proclamation on 25 May 1978 the 'Etowah Cherokee Nation' "as a nation of people." In 1991, the McWherter administration rejected the group's tribal recognition in a legal opinion noting that the governor's office lacked "statutory authority" to recognize certain Native Americans as a "nation of people."[49] The group ceased to exist in Tennessee by 1993.

Under laws passed by the legislature and signed by the governor, Tennessee Code authorized a seven-member Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs from 1983 to 2000 and from 2003 to 2010 to "establish appropriate procedures to provide for legal recognition by the state of presently unrecognized tribes, nations, groups, communities or individuals, and to provide for official state recognition by the commission of such."[50]

On 19 June 2010, 11 days prior to the Commission's termination (because it had not been re-authorized by the legislature), six members violated its administrative procedures by adopting a new standing rule recognition procedure. They approved state recognition of six Native American groups, none of which has public historical documentation. (Four of the six members of the Commission participated in these groups.)

The state Attorney General determined that by this action, the Commission committed six violations of the state's Open Meeting Act, Open Record Act and Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, and on 3 September 2010 declared the June recognition "void and of no effect".[51][52][53]

On 6 August 2010 the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs, Larry Echo Hawk, issued a "proposed finding against Federal acknowledgment as an American Indian tribe in response to the petition the Department received from the group known as the Central Band of Cherokee (CBC) [aka 'Cherokee of Lawrence County' (one of the six culture clubs that requested and illegally obtained state recognition on 19 June 2010)], Petitioner #227, with its office located in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee".[54] It supported the finding with a 45-page report noting that the group's documentation was insufficient on several grounds. Echo Hawk's statement said, "The Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) evaluated the group’s petition under 83.10(e) of the acknowledgment regulations, which allows for issuing a proposed finding under criterion 83.7(e) only."[54] In addition,

"The petitioner claims its members are descendants of Cherokee Indians who had not given up their rights to 1806 treaty lands in Tennessee, or are descendants of Indians living in Tennessee who evaded removal or escaped when the Cherokee were removed from North Carolina in the late 1830s. None of the evidence demonstrates the validity of either claim."[54]

The determination was made final 23 March 2012; the BIA's statement at that time said that the Central Band of Cherokee of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee,

"did not demonstrate that its members descend from a historical Indian tribe or historical Indian tribes that combined. The evidence shows the petitioner, with 407 members on its 2007 membership list, is a voluntary association formed of individuals who claim but have not documented Indian ancestry."[55]

Texas[edit]

The Mount Tabor Indian Community ---- Recognized by the State of Texas on 3/17/15 by Senator Eltife and the Texas State Senate under resolution SR#384

Utah[edit]

None

Vermont[edit]

As of May 3, 2006, Vermont law 1 V.S.A §§ 851–853 recognizes Abenakis as Native American Indians, not the tribes or bands. However, on April 22, 2011, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed legislative bills officially recognizing two Abenaki Bands. The four Abenaki state-recognized tribes are also known as the "Abenaki Alliance."

On May 7, 2012 Governor Shumlim signed legislative bills officially recognizing two more Abenaki Bands:

  • Koasek Abenaki Tribe.[5] Also known as Traditional Koasek Abenaki Nation of the Koas
  • Mississquoi Abenaki Tribe.[5] Also known as Missisquoi St Francis Sokoki Abenaki Nations.

Virginia[edit]

  • Cheroenhaka (Nottoway).[5] Letter of Intent to Petition 12/30/2002.[14] Receipt of Petition 12/30/2002.[48] State recognized 2010; in Courtland, Southampton County.[58]
  • Chickahominy Tribe.[5][10][11][16][18][20][37] Letter of Intent to Petition 03/19/1996.[14] State recognized 1983; in Charles City County.[58] In 2009, Senate Indian Affairs Committee endorsed a bill that would grant federal recognition.[40]
  • Eastern Chickahominy Tribe.[5][10][11][13][16][20][37] Letter of Intent to Petition 9/6/2001.[14] State recognized, 1983; in New Kent County.[58] In 2009, Senate Indian Affairs Committee endorsed a bill that would grant federal recognition.[40]
  • Mattaponi[5](a.k.a. Mattaponi Indian Reservation).[11][16] Letter of Intent to Petition 04/04/1995.[14] State recognized 1983; in Banks of the Mattaponi River, King William County.[58] The Mattaponi and Pamunkey have reservations based in colonial-era treaties ratified by the Commonwealth in 1658. Pamunkey Tribe's attorney told Congress in 1991 that the tribes state reservation originated in a treaty with the crown in the 17th century and has been occupied by Pamunkey since that time under strict requirements and following the treaty obligation to provide to the Crown a deer every year, and they've done that (replacing Crown with Governor of Commonwealth since Virginia became a Commonwealth)[59]
  • Monacan Indian Nation [8](formerly Monacan Indian Tribe of Virginia).[5][10][11][13][16][20] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/11/1995.[14] State recognized 1989; in Bear Mountain, Amherst County.[58] In 2009, Senate Indian Affairs Committee endorsed a bill that would grant federal recognition.[40]
  • Nansemond,[5][10][11][13][16][20][37] Letter of Intent to Petition 9/20/2001.[14] State recognized 1985; in Cities of Suffolk and Chesapeake.[58] In 2009, Senate Indian Affairs Committee endorsed a bill that would grant federal recognition.[40] Also known as Nansemond Indian Tribal Association.
  • Nottoway of Virginia[5][8](Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia),[5] recognized 2010; in Capron, Southampton County.[58]
  • Pamunkey,[5][10][11][16][20] recognized 1983; in Banks of the Pamunkey River, King William County.[58]
  • Patawomeck[5] recognized 2010; in Stafford County.[58]
  • Rappahannock[5]).[10][11][16][20][37] Letter of Intent to Petition 11/16/1979.[14] State recognized 1983; in Indian Neck, King & Queen County.[58] In 2009, Senate Indian Affairs Committee endorsed a bill that would grant federal recognition.[40] Formerly known as United Rappahannock Tribe.
Shares a name with an unrecognized tribe Rappahannock Indian Tribe (II).
  • Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe.[5][8][10][11][16][20] Letter of Intent to Petition 11/26/1979.[14] State recognized 1983; in King William County.[58] In 2009, Senate Indian Affairs Committee endorsed a bill that would grant federal recognition.[40] Formerly known as Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribal Association.

Washington[edit]

  • Chinook Indian Tribe.[10][12][20][37][60] Letter of Intent to Petition 07/23/1979; Declined to acknowledge 07/12/2003 (67 FR 46204).[14] Also known as Chinook Indian Tribe of Oregon & Washington, Inc. and Chinook Nation.

West Virginia[edit]

None

Wisconsin[edit]

None

Wyoming[edit]

None

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "What is a real Indian Nation? What is a fake tribe?". Cherokee Nation. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ 25 CFR 290.2, "Definitions"
  3. ^ a b Alexa Koenig and Jonathan Stein, "Federalism and the State Recognition of Native American Tribes: A Survey of State-Recognized Tribes and State Recognition Processes across the United States", Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 48, November 2007
  4. ^ Sheffield (1998) p. 63
  5. ^ 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 "State Recognized Tribes". National Conference of State Legislatures. February 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  6. ^ The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, US Department of the Interior: Indian Arts and Crafts Board. (retrieved 23 May 2009)
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Alabama Indian Affairs Commission. "Tribes Recognized by the State of Alabama". Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Tribal Directory: Southeast". National Congress of American Indians. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f Cherokee Nation (Fraudulent Indian) Task Force: Fraudulent Group List (as of June 23, 2010) (Accessible as of June 28, 2010 here)
  10. ^ 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 Troy Johnson. "U.S. Federally Non-Recognized Indian Tribes". 
  11. ^ 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 Wild Apache. "Wild Apache Native American Portal". 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i Karen M. Strom. "A Line in the Sand: Contact Information for the Tribes of the United States and Canada". Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g USA.gov. "A-Z Index of Tribal Governments, on USA.gov". Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  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 as at LIST OF PETITIONERS BY STATE (as of July 31, 2012) (Accessible as of January 15, 2013 here)
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q 500nations.com. "Petitions for Federal Recognition". Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  16. ^ 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 "Tribes & Nations: State Recognized Tribes". 
  17. ^ a b Sheffield (1998) p64
  18. ^ a b c d e f g "Tribal Directory: Northeast". National Congress of American Indians. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  19. ^ a b Connecticut Law on Indian Tribes (2007-R-0475). Christopher Reinhart, Senior Attorney, on behalf of State of Connecticut General Assembly (Accessible as of July 15, 2014 here).
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "U.S. Federally Non-Recognized Tribes". 
  21. ^ Christopher Reinhart (2002-02-07). "Effect of State Recognition of an Indian Tribe". State of Connecticut. Retrieved 2010-08-06. Connecticut statutes recognize five tribes: (1) Golden Hill Paugussett, (2) Mashantucket Pequot, (3) Mohegan, (4) Eastern Pequot, and (5) Schaghticoke tribe. 
  22. ^ "CGS § 47-59a Connecticut Indians; citizenship, civil rights, land rights.". State of Connecticut. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  23. ^ Bureau of Indian Affairs (2004-06-21). "Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgement of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe". Federal Register. United States. pp. 34388–34393. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  24. ^ Sheffield (1998): 66
  25. ^ Sheffield (1998): 63-64
  26. ^ O.C.G.A. § 44-12-300 (2007) Title 44, Chapter 12, Article 7, Part 3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Georgia Legislature. Quote: The State of Georgia "officially recognizes as legitimate American Indian tribes of Georgia the following tribes, bands, groups, or communities" for state purposes
  27. ^ O.C.G.A. § 44-12-300 (2007)
  28. ^ a b http://www.legis.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/gl_codes_detail.pl?code=44-12-300 O.C.G.A. § 44-12-300 (2007)
  29. ^ Sheffield (1998) p67
  30. ^ a b c d e f g "Louisiana Governor's Office of Indian Affairs" Retrieved on 4/8/2008.
  31. ^ "Four Winds Tribe website"
  32. ^ Sheffield (1998): 67
  33. ^ a b c d e f Witte, Brian. "Md. Formally Recognizes 2 American Indian Groups.", NBC Washington, 9 Jan 2011, Retrieved 10 Jan 2011
  34. ^ Executive Orders 01.01.2012.01 and 01.01.2012.02 "Recognition of tribes in the state", Governor's Office
  35. ^ a b c d "Michigan Historic Tribes" (PDF). State of Michigan Community Services Block Grant. State Plan from Fiscal Years 2015–2016. Michigan Department of Human Services. 1 July 2014. p. 67. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  36. ^ "Tribal Directory: Rocky Mountain". National Congress of American Indians. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  37. ^ a b c d e f g h 500nations.com. "Nations, Tribes, Bands". Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  38. ^ a b c d e f g North Carolina Department of Administration (February 2007). "North Carolina American Indian Tribes and Organizations" (PDF). 
  39. ^ a b Sheffield (1998) p68-70
  40. ^ a b c d e f g "Virginia tribes take another step on road to federal recognition" in Richmond Times-Dispatch, 28 October 2009.
  41. ^ "Tribal Directory: Midwest". National Congress of American Indians. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  42. ^ “Native American Indian Tribe” means an assembly of Indian people comprising numerous families, clans, or generations together with their descendents, who have a common character, interest, and behavior denoting a separate ethnic and cultural heritage, and who have existed as a separate community, on a substantially continuous basis throughout the past 100 years. In general, core members of the tribe are related to each other by blood. A tribal council and governmental authority unique to Native American Indians govern them.
  43. ^ “Native American Group” means a number of individuals assembled together, which have different characteristics, interests and behaviors that do not denote a separate ethnic and cultural heritage today, as they once did. The group is composed of both Native American Indians and other ethnic races. They are not all related to one another by blood. A tribal council and governmental authority unique to Native American Indians govern them.
  44. ^ “Native American Special Interest Organization” means an assembly of people who have united for the common purpose of promoting Native American culture and addressing socio-economic deprivation among people of Indian origin. The organization is made up of Native American Indians and other ethnic races. A tribal council or other form of governing body provides oversight and management. Membership is not required. They may be organized as a private nonprofit corporation under the laws of South Carolina.
  45. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. "SC tribes and groups" (PDF). 
  46. ^ a b c d e f South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission. "Members". 
  47. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n South Carolina Indigenous Gallery. "Visitors Center". 
  48. ^ a b Receipt of Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment of Existence as an Indian Tribe (68 FR 13724)
  49. ^ Chattanooga InterTribal Association. "TN Tribal Recognition - past example". 
  50. ^ T.C.A. 4-34-103(6)
  51. ^ Tennessee Attorney General Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs
  52. ^ Humphrey, Tom. "6 Indian groups lose state recognition: Court order says commission violated open meetings law." Knoxville News Sentinel. 3 Sep 2010 (retrieved 3 Sep 2010)
  53. ^ Tennessee Attorney General Court Order 7 Sep 2010
  54. ^ a b c BIA press release, 6 August 2010, accessed 26 October 2014
  55. ^ BIA determination and documentation (10 pdf documents), "ACKNOWLEDGMENT DECISION COMPILATION (ADC) FOR PETITIONER #227 (CENTRAL BAND OF CHEROKEE OF LAWRENCEBURG, TN) Updated July 30, 2012" http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/OFA/ADCList/PetitionsResolved/Petition227/index.htm
  56. ^ http://legiscan.com/TX/text/SR529/id/801488/Texas-2013-SR529-Enrolled.html
  57. ^ a b Vermonters Concerned on Native American Affairs. "Tribal Sites VT". Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  58. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Virginia Council on Indians. "Virginia Tribes". 
  59. ^ Sheffield (1998) p71-73
  60. ^ "Tribal Directory: Northeast". National Congress of American Indians. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 

References[edit]

  • Koenig, Alexa and Jonathan Stein (2008). Federalism and the State Recognition of Native American Tribes: A survey of State-Recognized Tribes and State Recognition Processes Across the United States. University of Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 48.
  • Sheffield, Gail (1998). Arbitrary Indian: The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-2969-7.
  • Constitution of the United States

External sources[edit]