The Tejon Indian Tribe of California is a federally recognized tribe of Kitanemuk, Yokuts, and Chumash indigenous people of California.
US Tribes T to V
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 T
Timbisha Shoshone – See Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Tribe
Table Mountain Rancheria of California
Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada
Four constituent bands:
Battle Mountain Band
South Fork Band
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota (also known as the Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan tribes)
Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona (formerly Papago Indian Tribe)
Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York
Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (formerly the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California)
Trinidad Rancheria – See Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria (Above)
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California
Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington
Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
Tuscarora Nation of New York
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California
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us tribes starting with U
Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation Colorado
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation,(Northern Ute) Utah
Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah
Still to be sorted:
United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
United Métis Tribe (Indiana)
Buffalo Spirit Band of the United Métis Tribe (Indiana)
Nimkii Band of the United Métis Tribe (Indiana)
Upper Kispoko Band of the Shawnee Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/10/1991; certified letter returned undeliverable 10/30/1997 (Indiana)
Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota
Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington
Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town is both the name of a federally recognized Native American tribe and a traditional township of Muscogee Creek Indians that was located in what is now the state of Alabama. Most of the Muscogee Creek people were relocated to Oklahoma by force. Those that remained in Florida are known today as the Seminole Tribe.
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation are the remnants of the Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan tribes. They still maintain separate ceremonies, clan systems, and bands and maintain their separate cultural identities, but share a political alliance as one modern tribe.
Due to loyalty of the Tonkawa Indians to the Confederacy during the American Civil War, pro-Union tribes fought against them in 1862 in a battle known as the Tonkawa Massacre, killing 133 of the remaining 309 Tonkawa. The surviving Tonkawa were removed to Indian Territory near present-day Kay County, Oklahoma, and are now a federally recognized indian tribe.
The Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation is a federally recognized tribe made up of Yokuts, about 200 Yowlumne, Wukchumnis band of Yokuts, Western Mono and Tübatulabal people. The nearest town to the reservation is East Porterville and/or Springville, California.
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe is one of four federally recognized Native American tribes in the state of Louisiana. The tribal members are primarily Tunica and Biloxi Indians. Descendants of Ofo (Siouan-speakers), Avoyel (a Natchez people), and Mississippi Choctaw (Muskogean) are also enrolled in the tribe. Although, technically the ancestry of members is often mixed through intermarriages, tribal members identify either as Tunica, Biloxi or Biloxi-Choctaw.
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (Mikinaakwajiw-ininiwag) is a Native American tribe of Ojibwa and Métis peoples, based on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. The tribe has approximately 30,100 enrolled members (as of the 2000 census).It is federally recognized.
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians are a federally recognized tribe of Chemehuevi people who inhabited the desert area of the Oasis of Mara (Mar’rah) in the vicinity of today’s Joshua Tree National Park. Today’s reservation is located near the city of Twentynine Palms and near the city of Coachella, California.
The Keetoowahs have always been known to be the most traditional and conservative of the Cherokee, holding on to the old ways of the full-blood Cherokee. Legends say that if these ways ever discontinue, the Cherokee will be no more. The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma are the keepers of Cherokee tradition.
The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation is made up of the Whiteriver, Uintah, and Uncompahgre bands. The Uncompahgre Ute Indians from central Colorado are one of the first documented groups of people in the world known to utilize the effect of mechanoluminescence through the use of quartz crystals to generate light, likely hundreds of years before the modern world recognized the phenomenon.