The Wyandot Nation is one of the most traveled Indian tribes in the history of the North American continent. This tribe is composed of remnants of three related tribes who once occupied portions of the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, Canada. The three tribes, the Hurons, the Nation du Petun, and the Neutral Nation, were all members of the Iroquoian linguistic family.
US Tribes W to Z
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.
Links to tribal indexes are at the bottom of the page.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 W
White Earth Band of Chippewa – See Minnesota Chippewa
Blue Lake Rancheria (Wiyot, Yurok, Tolowa, and Cherokee)
Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria (Chetco, Hupa, Karuk, Tolowa, Wiyot, and Yurok)
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (5,000 members from 29 tribes, including Wiyot)
Rohnerville Rancheria (Wiyot)
Trinidad Rancheria (Tolowa, Wiyot)
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts (formerly Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head, Inc.) Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California
Wells Band Colony- See Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada
White Earth Band – See Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (F)
White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada Wiyot Tribe, California (formerly the Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe) Wyandotte Nation, Oklahoma
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us tribes starting with X
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us tribes starting with Y
Yakama or Yakima Nation – See Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Yokuts (Chukchansi, Tachi):
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California (California) (F)
Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria (F)
Table Mountain Rancheria of California (Chukchansi) (F)
Tejon Indian Tribe (F)
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation (F)
Tuolumne Rancheria (F)
Yamassee Native American Moors of the Creek Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 4/27/1999 Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona
Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona
Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas – See Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California
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us tribes starting with Z
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation (F), New Mexico
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The ancestors of Wampanoag people have lived for at least 10,000 years at Aquinnah (Gay Head) and throughout the island of Noepe (Martha’s Vineyard), pursuing a traditional economy based on fishing and agriculture. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head is a federally recognized indian tribe.
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California is located on the Nevada/California border. The tribal government has jurisdiction over trust and allotments in both Nevada and California, with additional tribal trust parcels located in Alpine, Placer, Sierra, Douglas, Carson and Washoe Counties. The Washoe are an ancient people with ties to the California and Great Basin cultures. Lake Tahoe, Nevada was the center of Washo culture.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe are Western Apache. They are closely related to the people of San Carlos, Payson, and Camp Verde. With differences in language, history, and culture, they are more distantly related to the Chiricahua, Mescalero, Jicarrilla, Lipan, and Kiowa-Apache peoples.
Wilton Rancheria is a federally recognized Native American tribe of Miwok people. They were formed from Wilton Rancheria Miwok and the Me-Wuk Indian Community of the Wilton Rancheria. They are descendants of the Plains and Sierra Miwok who lived and prospered in the Sacramento Valley.
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is one of two federally recognized tribes of Ho-Chunk (formerly called Winnebago Indians) Native Americans. Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the tribe’s corporation that provides construction services, professional services, and business and consumer products.
The Paiute (PY-yoot) tribe is actually many different bands distributed across a large part of the western United States.The vast desert area used by the Paiutes extends from central Oregon southward through Las Vegas Valley to land along the Colorado River in Arizona and Southern California and eastward to southwestern Idaho. The Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony and Campbell Ranch is a federally recognized tribe of Northern Paiute Indians in western Nevada.
The Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas is one of three tribes located in Texas and the only Pueblo located in the state. The Tribal community, known as “Tigua”, was established in 1682 after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Since then, the Tribe has retained a significant presence in the El Paso region that helped pave the way for the development of the area. The Tribe maintains its traditional political system and ceremonial practices and continues to flourish as a Pueblo community.
The Zuni Indians are one of 19 original tribes that once inhabited the area that is now called New Mexico and Arizona. The Zuni tribe is said to have originated from the Ancient Puebloans, a large society that encompassed large amounts of land, riches and many distinct cultures and civilizations.