I have done quite a bit of Native American research over the past several years and when I first started I knew nothing about the names, location or the number of tribes that originally existed. Since then I have compiled listings of the tribes from various books. In addition to purchasing a small 8 x 10 map of the U.S. that shows where all the tribes were located. This map has been an enormous help. Here is a listing of the tribes that I have found. I’m sure that there probably many more tribes that I do not have listed and I apologize for their exclusion. If you know of others that I do not have, please let me know.
North America Native Tribes by Area, circa, early to mid 1800’s
Abenaki, Algonkin, Beothuk, Cayuga, Chippewa (Ojibway), Erie, Fox, Huron, Illinois, Iroquois, Kickapoo, Lenni Lanape (Delaware), Mahican, Malecite, Mascouten, Massachuset, Mattabesic, Menominee, Metoac, Miami, Micmac, Mohawk, Mohegan, Montagnais, Montauk, Nanticoke, Narragansett, Nauset, Neutral, Nipissing, Nipmuc, Onondaga, Oneida, Ottawa, Passamaquoddy, Pennacook, Penobscot, Pequot, Pocumtuck, Potawatomi, Sac, Seneca, Shawnee, Susquehannock, Tionontati, Tobacco, Tuscarora, Wampanoag, Wappinger, Wenro, Winnebago
Acolapissa, Ais, Alabama, Algonquin, Apalachee, Atakapa, Bayougoula, Biloxi, Calusa, Catawba, Chakchiuma, Chatot, Cherokee, Chesapeake, Chickasaw, Chitamacha, Choctaw, Coushatta, Creek, Cusabo, Eno, Gaucata, Guale, Hitchiti, Houma, Jeaga, Karankawa, Lumbee, Miccosukee, Mobile, Monacan, Napochi, Nappissa, Natchez, Ofo, Powhatan, Quapaw, Seminole, Siouan, Sugeree, Tekesta, Teyesta, Timucua, Tocobaga, Tohome, Tunica, Tuskegee, Tutelo, Wateree, Woccon, Yamasee, Yazoo, Yuchi
Alsea, Bella Bella, Calapuya, Cathlament, Chehalis, Chimakum, Chetco, Chillucktittequaw, Chinook, Clackamas, Clatskani, Clatsop, Coast Salishans, Coos, Cowich, Cowlitz, Eyak, Gitksan, Haida, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Hoh,Kalapuya, Klallam, Kwakiutl, Kwalhioqua, Lushootseed, Makah, Multomah, Nisga’a, Nootka, Oynut, Ozette, Queets, Quileute, Quinault, Siletz, Siuslaw, Taidhapam, Takelma, Tillamook, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Tututni, Umpqua, Yakonan, Yaquina
Apache, Chiricahua (Apache), Coahuiltecan, Cocopah, Halchidhoma, Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapi, Jano, Jicarilla (Apache), Jumano, Karankawa, Keres, Manso, Maricopa, Mimbreno (Apache), Mescalero (Apache), Mojave, Navajo, Opata, Pai, Papago, Pecos, Pima, Piro, Pueblo, Tiwa, Tewa, Towa (Jemez), Walapai, Yavapai, Yaqui, Yavapai, Yuma (Quechan), Zuni
Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Bidai, Blackfoot, Blood, Caddo, Cheyenne, Comanche, Cree, Crow, Dakota, Gros Ventre, Hidatsa, Iowa, Kaw(Kansa), Kichai, Kiowa, Lakota, Lipan, Mandan, Metis, Missouri, Nakota, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Pawnee, Piegan, Plains Ojibway, Ponca, Quapaw,Santee, Sarcee, Sutai, Tawakoni, Teton, Tonkawa, Wichita, Yanktona (Sioux)
Carrier, Cayuse, Couer D”Alene, Columbia, Colville, Dock-Spus, Eneeshur, Flathead, Kalispel, Kawachkin, Kittital, Klamath, Klickitat, Kootenay, Kosith, Lake, Lillooet, Methow, Modac, Molala, Nez Perce, Nicola, Ntlakyapamuk, Okanagan, Palouse, Sanpoil, Shuswap, Sinkiuse, Spokane, Tenino, Thompson, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Wasco, Wauyukma,, Wenatchee, Wishram, Wyampum, Yakima
Achomawi, Atsugewi, Cahuilla, Cahto, Chimariko, Chilula, Chumash, Costanoan, Cupeno, Diegueno, Esselen, Gabrielino, Hoopa, Karok, Kawaiisu, Kitanemuk, Konkow, Lassik, Luiseno, Maidu, Mattole, Mission, Miwok, Monache, Mono, Nisenan, Nomlaki, Nongatl, Patwin, Pomo, Salinas, Serrano, Shasta, Sinkyone, Tolowa, Tubatulabal, Wailaki, Wappo, Whilkut, Wintun, Wiyot, Yaha, Yokuts, Yuki, Yuman, Yurok
Bannock, Chemehuevi, Mono, Paiute, Panamint, Sheepeater, Shoshone, Ute, Washo
Artic & Subarctic
Ahtena, Aleut, Beaver, Beothuk, Carrier, Chilcotin, Chipewyan, Ojibway(Chippewa), Cree, Dogrib, Hare Ingalik, , Inuit, Koyukon, Kutchin,Montagnais, Nahane, Naskapi, Sekani, Slave, Tahltan, Tsetsaut, Tutchone, Tanain
This listing is compiled from several sources and have tried to include all the Tribes and to check spelling, but if you find an error or omission, please let me know. Thanks.