Tribes by Confederacy

There are well over 1,000 native American indian tribes in the United States and Canada. Learn how these tribes are related to each other, which tribes joined together for political alliances, warfare, and peace keeping venues, or have historical roots together.
Confederacies: 

Caddoan Confederacy
Chippewa’s of the Iron Confederation (Ojibway Indians of California)
Council of Three Fires
Franco-Indian Alliance – Was an alliance between American Indians and the French, centered on the Great Lakes and the Illinois country during the French and Indian War(1754–1763).
Haudenosaunee Confederacy – See Iroquois Confederacy
Hasinai confederacy (Caddo)
Huron Confederacy
Illini Confederacy – See Illinois Confederacy
Iroquois League, Haudenosaunee Confederacy  – See Iroquois Confederacy
Miami Confederacy – See Western Confederacy
Monacan Confederacy

Monacan
Meiponsky
Mahoc
Nuntaly
Mohetan

Tutelo Confederacy

Tutelo
Saponi
Occanichi

Wabanaki Confederacy
Wappinger Confederacy – Sold Manhattan Island to the Dutch
Wyandot Confederacy

Salish Tribes

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May 21, 2016

The coast Salish form the southern arm of the north west Coast culture, which fades away southward from Bute inlet and Comox (where it resembles that of the more highly developed Kwakiutl) to the semi-Californian Tillamook and the Nestucca of Oregon.

The Salish tribes are divided into two geographic areas: the Coast Salish and the Interior Salish. The Interior Salish can be further divided into the Northern and Southern branches.

Tribes by Confederacy
September 15, 2014

Sioux indians, tribes, nations and reservations The Great Sioux Nation is actually made up of 18 separate tribes, or bands in the US, and 12 in Canada. These are divided into three divisions: the Lakota Sioux, Dakota Sioux, and the Nakota Sioux. Each division speaks a different, but similar, Sioux language dialect. Speakers of one […]

Tribes by Confederacy
March 9, 2014

Each of these tribes has a unique individual history, culture and legal relationship with the federal government, which was brought to be incorporated into the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. These unique relationships were formed through treaties, laws, agreements and executive orders. Before this legal/political intervention, each was a separate tribe with, in many instances, many sub-tribes and individual villiages under each tribal designation.

Tribes by Confederacy
March 9, 2014

Aboriginal groups in Australia, native Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Eskimos were birthed from descendants of Canaan, Cush, Mizraim, and Phut.

Evidence for diverse migrations into the Americas comes from research on living American Indian populations, which includes data from Mitochondrial DNA. These studies have consistently shown similarities between American Indians and recent populations in Asia, Siberia and northern Scandinavia.

These groups include the Lapps in northern Europe/Scandinavia, the Yukaghir in Siberia, plus Indians and Eskimos/Aleuts throughout Canada and America. Ancient skeletal remains show a range of physical attributes (round-headed) suggesting separate migrations of different populations from Asia and the South Pacific, representing 95 percent of all modern American Indian populations. What of the other 5 percent?

Tribes by Confederacy
March 1, 2014

The Western Confederacy, which had its roots in pan-tribal movements dating to the 1740s, was a loose confederacy of North American Natives in the Great Lakes region following the American Revolutionary War. These native american tribes came together to resist the expansion of the United States into the Northwest Territory after Great Britain ceded the […]

Tribes by Confederacy
March 1, 2014

Prior to the early 18th Century, most of Georgia was home to American Indians belonging to a southeastern alliance known as the Creek Confederacy. Today’s Creek Nation, also known as the Muskogee, were the major tribe in that alliance.

Tribes by Confederacy
March 1, 2014

The Council of Three Fires, also known as the People of the Three Fires, the Three Fires Confederacy, the United Nations of Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi Indians, or Niswi-mishkodewin in the Anishinaabe language, is a long-standing Anishinaabe alliance of the Ojibwe (or Chippewa), Ottawa (or Odawa), and Potawatomi Native American tribes and First Nations. In […]

Tribes by Confederacy
March 1, 2014

California Mission Indians is a designation for the Indians of Southern California forced by the Spanish into the mission system in the coastal areas of the southern two-thirds of the state. All of the Indians who traditionally lived in the San Diego area when the Spanish arrived in 1769 are called Mission Indians. For thousands of […]

Tribes by Confederacy
March 1, 2014

The Iroquois, also known as the Haudenosaunee  or the Six Nations, (the Five Nations and Five Nations of the Iroquois before 1722), and to themselves the Goano’ganoch’sa’jeh’seroni or Ganonsyoni, are a historically powerful and important northeast Native American people who formed the Iroquois Confederacy and today make up the Six Nations. 

Tribes by Confederacy
March 1, 2014

The Caddo Nation is a confederacy of several Southeastern Native American tribes, who traditionally inhabited much of what is now East Texas, northern Louisiana and portions of southern Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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Yocuts Tribes

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February 28, 2014

During the years after the Gold Rush (1849) anthropologists visited the Central Valley of California. They grouped California Tribes together by their languages; with approximately 60 Tribes in the greater Central Valley grouped under this designation. These groups had (and still do have) similar cultures, and speak the same language, but had different dialects.

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Cahuilla Tribes

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February 28, 2014

The Cahuilla have been historically divided into “Mountain,” “Desert,” and “Pass” groups by anthropologists. Today there are nine Southern California reservations that are acknowledged homes to bands of Cahuilla people.

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Shawnee Tribes

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February 28, 2014

The Shawnee Tribes were originally an Eastern Woodland tribe native to the Ohio Valley. Also known as the Loyal Shawnee and Absentee Shawnee, and formerly known as the Cherokee Shawnee, the Shawnee Indians include three federally recognized Shawnee tribes, one state recognized tribe, and eighteen unrecognized tribes.

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Abenaki Tribes

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February 28, 2014

“Abenaki” is a linguistic and geographic grouping. Historically there was not a strong central authority, but as listed below a large number of smaller bands and tribes who shared many cultural traits.

Tribes by Confederacy
February 27, 2014

Historically, the O’odham inhabited an enormous area of land in the southwest, extending South to Sonora, Mexico, north to Central Arizona (just north of Phoenix, Arizona), west to the Gulf of California, and east to the San Pedro River. This land base was known as the Papagueria and it had been home to the O’odham for thousands of years.

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February 17, 2014

The Illinois Confederacy, originally known as the Illini Confederacy, was a confederacy of Algonquian tribes made up of the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Michigamea, Moingwena, Tamaroa and Cahokia tribes.

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Apache Nations

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November 30, 2013

They call themselves Inde, or Nide “the people”.

The Apache Indians are divided into six sub-tribes
Bedonkohe….Be-don-ko-he
Chieahen….Chi-e-a-hen
Chihenne….Chi-hen-ne, (Ojo Caliente), (Hot Springs) Apaches
Chokonen….Cho-kon-en, Chiricahua Apache
Nedni….Nendi
White Mountain Apache

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October 22, 2013

Ojibway Indians of California

Exactly how the Ojibway Indians made it to California is quite mysterious! However, after Anishinabe Ogimak became aware of the seven fires prophecy, they acted on instinct and invaded the  western portion of North America.

Today, the Ojibway Indians of California are known as the Wappo, Wiyot, Yuki,  and the Yurok. All three are Algonquian speaking tribes with their roots in the Algonquian languages. However, these Californian Ojibway  Indians have lost their Ojibway identity.

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January 12, 2004

The Lakota (“friends” or “allies”, sometimes also spelled “Lakhota” by native people, and pronounced “Lak ó ta” by the Lakota people) are a Native American tribe, also known as the Sioux. The Lakota are part of a band of seven tribes that speak three different dialects, the other two being the Dakota and the Nakota. The Lakota are the western most of the three groups, occupying lands in both North and South Dakota.

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