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.

A-B
C-D
E-F-G
H-I-J
K-L-M

N -O-P
Q-R-S
T-U-V
W-X-Y-Z

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

Tolowa, Wiyot

Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria

Table Mountain Rancheria of California
Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada
Four constituent bands:

Battle Mountain Band
Elko Band
South Fork Band
Wells 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
Umpqua:

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians of Oregon

Ute:

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

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July 10, 2012

The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, previously known as Smith River Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe of Tolowa people in Del Norte County, California. Some Chetco and Yurok people are also members of this tribe.

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July 10, 2012

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.

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July 10, 2012

The Tohono O’odham people live on one of the four separate pieces of land that make up the federally recognized Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona.  There are also Tohono O’odham who live in Mexico.

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July 10, 2012

The Tonawanda Band of Seneca are a federally recognized band of Seneca Indians residing in the state of New York. They split from the main body of Seneca to form their own Band over disagreements with the  terms of 1838 Treaty of Buffalo Creek.

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July 10, 2012

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.

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July 10, 2012

The Tonto Apache tribe are a Western Apache tribe located in Arizona’s Rim Country. The elders of the Tonto Apache tribe are doing their very best to sustain both their language and culture by passing old customs and beliefs down to their tribe’s younger members.

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July 10, 2012

The Tulalip Tribes of Washington  is a federally recognized tribe of South and Central Coast Salish peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. They include Duwamish, Samish, Skagit, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Stillaguamish and Suiattle peoples.

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July 10, 2012

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.

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July 10, 2012

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.

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July 10, 2012

The Tuscarora Nation of New York  is an Iroquoian tribe with members in North Carolina and New York in the US. There is also a Tuscarora First Nation band in Canada.

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July 10, 2012

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. 

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July 10, 2012

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.

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July 10, 2012

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.

US Tribes T to V