US Tribes C to D


Alphabetical list of links to tribal profile pages of federally recognized US Indian tribes starting with C to D.

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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.

United States Indian tribes starting with C
Caddo: (Caddoe)

Adai Caddo Indian Nation, LA (S)
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, OK (F)

Cahto:

Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria (California) (F)
Round Valley Indian Tribes (F)

Cahuilla: (Also see Mission Indians)

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation
Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians
Santa Rosa Band of Mission Indians
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians

Carrier (Dakelh) -Tribe of the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada.Catawba Indian Nation (South Carolina) (F) (a.k.a. Catawba Tribe of South Carolina)
Cayuga:

Cayuga Nation of New York (F)(New York)
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma (F)

Chehalis – See Confederated Tribes (Below)
Cher-Ae Heights – (Chetco, Hupa, Karuk, Tolowa, Wiyot, and Yurok)

Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria

Cherokee Nations:

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (F)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina (F)
Echota Cherokee Tribe of AlabamaAL (S)
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (F) (formerly the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma)
Also see: State and Un-Recognized Cherokee Tribes for a list of 348 state recognized or unrecognized Cherokee tribes and organizations who call themselves Cherokee tribes.

Chetco See Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria
Cheyenne (Cheyanne)

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe(F) (Oklahoma)
Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Montana) (F)

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe – See Sioux Tribes
Chickahominy:

Chickahominy (Virginia) (S)
Eastern Chickahominy (Virginia) (S)

Chickasaw Nation (Chickisaw, Chikasha) (F)
Chinookian Tribes

Cathlamet
Cathlahmahs
Chilluckittequaw
Clatsop
Chahcowah
Clackamas
Clowwewalla
Cushook
Echelut (Wasco-Wishram)
Kilooklaniuck
Multnomah
Skillot
Wahkikum (Wac-ki-cum)
Wappato or Wapato
Wascopa
Watlata (Cascade or Wishram).

Chilula – See Hoopa Valley Tribe
Chippewa: (Chipewyan, Chipewyin, Chippewyin, Chipewa) – See Ojibwa (Chippewa, Odawa and Potawatomi)
Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana (F)
Clallam – See Klallam
Colusa Rancheria – See Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria
Choctaw: (Chahta)

Choctaw-Apache of Ebarb (Louisiana) (S)
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma F)
Clifton Choctaw (Louisiana) (S)
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians (Louisiana) (F)
Louisiana Choctaw (S)
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (Mississippi) (F)
Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians (Alabama) (S)
Okla Chahta Clan of California

Chuckchansi – See Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California
Chumash:

Chumash Indians of Southern California
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation (California) (F)

Cocopah Tribe of Arizona (Arizona) (Cocopa, Cocopá) (F)
Coharie (North Carolina) (S)
Comanche Nation (Oklahoma)(F) (formerly the Comanche Indian Tribe)
Confederated Tribes:

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation (Montana) (F)
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation (Washington) (F)
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (a.k.a. Colville Tribe) (Washington) (F)

Chelan Indians
Chief Joseph’s band of Nez Perce Indians (on the Colville Reservation)
Colville Indians
Entiat Indians
Lake indians (Sinixt Indians)

Methow Indians
Moses-Columbia Indians
Nespelem Indians
Okanogan Indians
Palus Indians
San Poil Indians
Wenatchee Indians

Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon (a.k.a. Confederated Tribes of Coos Bay, Coos, Coosan) (Oregon) (F)
Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation (Nevada and Utah) (F)
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (F) (Oregon)
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (Oregon) (F)
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation (Oregon) (F)
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Oregon) (F)
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation (formerly the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation of the Yakama Reservation) (also known as Yakima Tribe)(F)

Coquille Tribe of Oregon (F)
Coeur D’Alene Tribe of the Coeur D’Alene Reservation (Idaho) (F)
Coushatta:

Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas (Texas) (F)
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana (F)

Cowlitz Indian Tribe (Washington)(F)
Cree:

Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation (Montana) (F)
Coastal Cree

Creek: (Five Civilized Tribes) – See Muscogee
Crow Tribe of Montana (Apsalooka,Apsaalooka, Apsaaloke) (F)
Cupeno (Cupeño, Cupa)
Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation – See Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Canadian Tribes
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US tribes starting with D
Dakota — See Sioux Indians
Delaware (Lenape):

Delaware of Six Nations (at Six Nations of the Grand River), Ontario, Canada (two reserves)
Delaware Tribe of Indians (Lenape) (Oklahoma) (F)
Delaware Nation (formerly Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma) (Oklahoma) (F)
Delaware-Muncie Tribe (U) (Kansas)
Delawares of Idaho, Inc. (U) (Idaho)
Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware (S)
Moravian of the Thames First Nation, Ontario, Canada
Munsee-Delaware Nation, Ontario, Canada
Munsee Thames River Delaware (U) (Colorado)
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey (S)
Ramapough Lenape Nation (S) (New Jersey) 
Stockbridge Munsee Community (F)
Thunder Mountain Lenape Nation (U) (Pennsylvania)

Diegueno – See Kumeyaay
 

July 14, 2012

The members of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians of today are descendants of Chief Cabazon who was a  leader of the desert Cahuilla Tribe from the 1830’s to the 1870’s and have called the valley home for more that 2,500 years.

The Cabazon Band of Indians were never conquered by the Spanish missionaries, although the European-American settlers still called them “Mission Indians.”

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July 14, 2012

The Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria are a federally recognized tribe who live on Cahto Rancheria in the Pacific Coast Mountain range. Cahto Rancheria is located in the center of Long Valley, and about halfway between Eureka, California, and Santa Rosa, California. It is about two miles from Laytonville, California and 26 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

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July 14, 2012

The California Valley Miwok Tribe is a federally recognized tribe of Miwok people in San Joaquin County and Calaveras County, California. The California Valley Miwok are Sierra Miwok, an indigenous people of California.

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July 14, 2012

The Campo Kumeyaay Nation is a federally recognized tribe in California. They were formerly known as the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation. The Kumeyaay Nation once ecompassed the lands from northern San Diego county to the dunes of the Imperial Valley and south beyond Ensenada, Mexico.

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July 14, 2012

Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California is a federally recognized indian tribe located in San Diego County, California. This tribe has two bands: Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation (Barona Band of Mission Indians), and Viejas (Baron Long)  Group of Capitan Grande Band of Misiion Indians of the Viejas Reservation (Viejas Band of Kumeyaay).

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July 14, 2012

In the 12th century, the Cayuga Nation, along with the Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida and Mohawk Nations united under the Great Law of Peace to form the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) Confederacy in order to end inter-tribal fighting and bring a sustainable peace to the land.

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Cherokee Nation

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July 14, 2012

The Cherokee Nation is descended from those Cherokees who were removed to the Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma on the long journey now referred to as the Trail of Tears. 

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July 14, 2012

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have a long history as allies and friends. Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes have endured many hardships and changes throughout history from the Black Hills of South Dakota to the plains of Colorado and finally the open fields of Oklahoma. 

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July 14, 2012

The Chickasaw Nation is a federally recognized Native American nation, located in Oklahoma. They are one of the members of the Five Civilized Tribes. The Chickasaw Nation was created after the Chickasaw people were forcibly removed by the US federal government to Indian Territory in the 1830s.

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July 14, 2012

The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is a federally recognized Tribe that once occupied about one-third of what is now Louisiana, and were some of the original inhabitants of the Atchafalaya Basin, Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf Coast. 

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July 14, 2012

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma was native to the Southeastern United States and members of the Muskogean linguistic family, which traces its roots to a mound-building, maize-based society that flourished in the Mississippi River Valley for more than a thousand years before European contact.  

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July 14, 2012

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is a federally recognized tribe of Algonquian-speaking people who originally occupied the Great Lakes region of the United States.  The Potawatomi were part of the Three Fires Council made up of the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Odawa, collectively known as Anishnabek peoples.

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July 14, 2012

The Cocopah Tribe of Arizona, also known as the River People, have long lived along the lower Colorado River and delta. The Cocopah Indian Tribe is one of seven descendant Tribes from the greater Yuman language-speaking people who occupied lands along the Colorado River. Cocopah Tribal ancestors also lived along the Lower Colorado River region near the river delta and the Gulf of California.

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July 14, 2012

The Coeur D’Alene Tribe is a Salish speaking people located in Northern Idaho. They call themselves Schitsu’umsh, meaning “Those who were found here” or “The discovered people.”

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Comanche Nation

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July 13, 2012

The Comanche people are federally recognized as the Comanche Nation, headquartered in Lawton, Oklahoma. They were once part of the Shoshone peoples.

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July 13, 2012

Two Salish speaking groups, the Upper and Lower Chehalis, are the principle tribes that make up today’s Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. Some Klallam, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, and Quinault peoples are also members of this federally recognized tribe.

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July 13, 2012

The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation include members of the Goshute, Paiute and Bannock tribes. They have retained strong ties to their culture and homeland, still depending heavily on wildlife and plant species on and off reservation. Most of the Goshute reside on the 113,000 acre reservation at the base of the Deep Creek mountain range.

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July 13, 2012

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon generally include Clatsop, Chinook, Klickitat, Molala, Kalapuya, Tillamook, Alsea, Siuslaw/Lower Umpqua, Coos, Coquelle, Upper Umpqua, Tututni (including all the lower Rogue River Bands and those extending up the coast to Floras Creek and down to Whales Head), Chetco (including all of the villages from Whales Head to the Winchuck River), Tolowa, Takelma (including the Illinois Valley/mid-Rogue River and Cow Creek peoples), Galice/Applegate, and Shasta peoples.

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July 13, 2012

The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation includes these bands: Kah-miltpah, Klickitat, Klinquit, Kow-was-say-ee, Li-ay-was,  Oche-Cotes, Palouse, Pesquose, See-ap-Cat, Sk’in-pah, Shyiks, Wisham, Wenachapam, and Yakama.

The Yakamas have lived in Central and South Central Washington since time immemorial. The lands of the Yakama extended in all directions along the Cascade Mountain Range to the Columbia River and beyond.  Tribal elders say their distance of travel sometimes took them as far north as Canada and as far south as California.

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July 13, 2012

The Death Valley Timbi-sha Shoshone Tribe has a 40-acre federal reservation in  Death Valley (Inyo County), in south-central California, near the Nevada border.  This site is commonly known as Indian Village. They also have additional lands in and near Death Valley National Park.

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July 13, 2012

The federally recongnized Coqille Indian Tribe is descended from people who inhabited the watersheds of the Coquille River system, a small portion of Coos Bay at the South Slough, and areas north and south of the Coquille River mouth where it enters the ocean at present day Bandon, Oregon. 

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July 13, 2012

Cortina Indian Rancheria  is a reservation for a federally recognized tribe of Wintun people. It is located about 15 miles west of Arbuckle, California. Wintun is the name generally given to a group of related Native American tribes who live in Northern California, including the Wintu (northern), Nomlaki (central), and Patwin (southern) tribes.

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July 13, 2012

The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana is a federally recognized Native American Tribe. The Coushatta people live primarily in Louisiana, with most living in Allen Parish, just north of the town of Elton, Louisiana, and east of Kinder, Louisiana.

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July 13, 2012

The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California descended from the Shodakai Pomo. Shodakai means “Valley in the East.” In 1850, before Lake Mendocino existed, the land belonged to the Shodakai Pomo. This land was also a major Indian trail from Ukiah Valley to Potter Valley and Lake County. 

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July 13, 2012

The Crow Tribe of Montana is a federally recognized indian tribe which split off from the Hidatsa tribe in the 1400s. The Battle of the Little Big Horn occurred near where the agency headquarters is located today, about 100 miles from the present day city of Billings, Montana.

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July 13, 2012

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe consists of the members of the Isanti and Ihanktowan  divisions of the Great Sioux Nation. The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is composed of descendants of two Divisions of Dakota  and Nakota people. The Ihanktowan, or Yankton and Yanktonais are called the  Middle Sioux. The Isanti or Dakota people are comprised of four bands that lived  on the eastern side of the Dakota Nation.

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Delaware Nation

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July 13, 2012

The Delaware Nation, or Lenape, also known as Lenni Lenape, signed the first-ever “Indian treaty” with the United States of America in 1778, and are the oldest known nation in the Eastern  US.

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July 13, 2012

While the Delaware Indians were the first tribe to sign a treaty with the United States, they have just been successful in regaining federal recognition in 2002 as a separate tribe, now given the title of Delaware Tribe of Indians.

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July 13, 2012

The Pomo Indians, who are not one tribe but rather a group of more than 70  different tribes, have ties to the Alexander Valley, located along the Russian River between Healdsburg and Cloverdale in northern California, that date back as far as 12,000 years ago. Some of the descendants of these early inhabitants are now members of the  Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians.

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June 14, 2012

The Caddo Nation of Oklahoma is a single federally recognized tribe with its capital at Binger, Oklahoma. The Caddo Nation is a confederacy made up 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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