US Tribes Q-S
Click on a letter of the alphabet to go to US Tribes starting with that letter. Where known, the official name is used. Linked tribal names go to their profile index page which will contain more links to sections of our site where you can find articles about that tribe and related tribes.
KEY:(F)= Federally Recognized, (S)= State Recognized, (T)= Terminated, (U)= Unrecognized, (M)= Mesoamerican Civilizations,(P)= Petitioning for Recognition, (C)= Canadian Tribes, (E)= Extinct, (IRA)= Indian Reorganization Act
Inclusion on this site does NOT mean an endorsement has been made for recognition of any particular tribe. All entities claiming to be US indian tribes that we are aware of have been included for completeness. Where known, we have indicated official tribal status with our Key Chart, based on information released by the BIA as of May 2016.In many cases we have not verified the validity of the claim of tribal status, and leave it to your own common sense or further research to validate tribal claims.Alternate names in parenthesis are either older names that were once used to identify that tribe, or they are misspellings.Links to tribal profile pages are at the bottom of the page.
US tribes starting with Q
Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma -See Bottom of Page Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California -See Bottom of Page Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona -See Bottom of Page Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Washington -See Bottom of Page Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington -See Bottom of Page
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US tribes starting with R
Resighini Rancheria, California (formerly the Coast Indian Community of Yurok Indians of the Resighini Rancheria)
Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
Rohnerville Rancheria – See Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria
Smith River Rancheria – See Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation
Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California – See Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California
Rocky Boy’s Chippewa Cree Tribe – See Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation
Rumsey Indian Rancheria – See Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
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US tribes starting with S
Sac & Fox (Sauk)
San Juan Pueblo — See Ohkay Owingeh
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York (formerly the St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York) – See Bottom of Page
Santa Ysabel – See Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel
Santo Domingo Pueblo — See Kewa Pueblo
Seneca Nation of Indians (F)
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma (F)
Tonawanda Band of Seneca (F)
Battle Mountain Band, Elko Band Colony, South Fork Reservation and the Wells Band Colony- See Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada
Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation
Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation (F), Wyoming
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho (F)
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada (F)
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (F)
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation(South Dakota)(F)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation
Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Reservation
Santee Sioux Nation
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota (F)
Spirit Lake Tribe (F)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota (F)
Upper Sioux Community
Yankton Sioux Tribe
The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is the only Chippewa Band in Minnesota not affiliated with the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, the umbrella governmental organization formed under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians are part of the Algonquian family of aboriginal North Americans.
Who is the Reno Sparks Indian Colony?
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony is a federally recognized Indian tribe located near Reno and Sparks, Nevada. The tribal membership consists of over 900 members from three Great Basin Tribes – the Paiute, the Shoshone, and the Washoe. They make up the majority of people who live within the reservation land base.
The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are a federally recognized tribe of Luiseño who live on the Rincon Indian Reservation in the Valley Center CDP, San Diego County, California. It is one of six tribes in Southern California who collectively make up the Luiseño people. They are also known as Mission Indians.
Who are the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation?
The Round Valley Indians consists of the Covelo Indian Community. This community is an acculmination of small tribes; the Yuki, who were the original inhabitants of Round Valley, Concow, Little Lake and other Maidu, Pomo, Nomlaki, Cahto, Wailaki, and Pit River peoples. They were forced onto the land formerly occupied by the Yuki tribe. From years of intermarriage, a common lifestyle, and a shared land base, a unified community emerged. Their heritage is a rich combination of different cultures with a common reservation experience and history.
The Meskwaki established a permanent settlement near Tama, Iowa and are the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.With the turbulent years between the Removal and Reservation Periods, most tribes were being forced into reservations. The Meskwaki are the first and one of the few tribes that returned home. The Meskwaki with their perseverance and faith in their traditional Meskwaki religious beliefs plus trust in themselves and their leaders that they would prevail in order to return, purchased private land and remained in Iowa.
The Sac and Fox Nation is the largest of the three federally recognized tribes of Sauk and Meskwaki (Fox) Native Americans. They are located in Oklahoma and are predominantly Sauk. The Thakiwa tribal headquarters are in Stroud, Oklahoma and they are the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma.
The San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, in southeastern Arizona, was established in 1872 as a reservation for the Ndeh or Chiricahua Apache tribe. It was referred to by some as “Hell’s Forty Acres,” due to a myriad of dismal health and environmental conditions. Today, this tribe is known as the San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation.
Ancestors of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians were Anishinaabeg fishing tribes whose settlements dotted the upper Great Lakes around Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, throughout the St. Marys River system and the Straits of Mackinac. Anishnaabeg legends recall the ice packs breaking on Lake Nipissing and archeologists have found Anishinaabeg sites from 3000 B.C. Legends speak of immigrations to and from the Great Lakes over the centuries.
The Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation shares this reservation with the Arapaho. Eastern Shoshone people belong to the Uto-Aztecan linguistic family, which once stretched from the Cascades in the northwest, to the northern plains of Wyoming, and southward to Mexico. Except for the Washos of California, this linguistic group included all the Indians in the Great Basin Area, including the Shoshonis, the Paiutes, the Bannocks, the Commanches and the Utes.