Abenaki  Acoma  Algonquin  Anishinaabe  Apache
  Arapaho  Assiniboine  Athabascan  Aztec  Blackfeet  
Blackfoot  Caddo  Cayuga  Cheraw  
  Cheyenne  Chickasaw  Chicora  Chinook  Chippewa
  Choctaw  Chumash  Coeur d'Alene
  Comanche  Costanoan  Cree  Creek (Muskogee)  Crow  
Dakota  Delaware  Dene  Edisto  Euchee  Flathead
  Gros Ventre  Gwitchan  Haida  Haudenosaunee  
Havasupai  Hidatsa  Ho-Chunk
  Hopi  Huron  Iowa  Iroquois  Kaw  Kawaiisu
  Kickapoo  Kiowa  
Lakota  Lenape  Lumbee  Maliseet  Mandan  Mattaponi
  Maya  Menominee  Metis  MicMac  Mojave  Mohawk  
Mohegan  Mohican  Monacan  Muscogee  Nanticokes
  Narragansett  Navajo  Nez Perce  
Nipmuc  Odawa  Ohlone  Ojibwe  Omaha  Oneida
Onondaga  Osage  Paiute  Pima  Ponca  Potawatomi  
Powhatan  Pueblo  Quapaw  Sac  Salish  Seminole
  Seneca  Shawnee  Shinnecock  Shoshone
Sioux  Tsalagi  
Tuscarora  Ute  Wea  Wichita  Winnebago  Wyandot
  Yavapai  Yokut  Zuni  
" I was born upon the prairie where the wind blew free, and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures, and where everything drew free breath. I want to die there, and not within walls." - Ten Bears, Comanche Chief

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Tribal Histories
Abenaki  Acoma  Algonquin  Apache  Arapaho  Assiniboine  Athabaskan  Aztec  Blackfeet
Blackfoot  Caddo  Cayuga  Cheyenne  Chickasaw  Chinook  Chippewa
Choctaw  Chumash  Couer d'Alene  Comanche  Cree  Creek
Crow  Delaware  Dene  Flathead
Haida  Hopi  Huron
Kaw  Kickapoo  Kiowa  Lumbee
Maliseet  Mandan  Maya  Mohave  Navajo
Nez Perce  Ohlone  Omaha  Osage  Paiute  Ponca  Powhatan
Quapaw  Shawnee  Shoshone  Sioux  Tuscarora  Wichita  Zuni  

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Welcome to Indian Country!

When explorers came to the America's they discovered hundreds of Indian Tribes inhabiting the continent. All of these Nations were considered as individual sovereign entities and were treated as such by European governments as per their laws.

Federally Recognized Tribes as they are known today represent those groups of people who have established a trust relationship with the US Government.

There are also many groups known as Non Recognized Petitioning Tribes that currently seek to establish formal relations with the U.S.

Colonial governments and later the United States treated with the indigenous people as they did with foreign countries and allowed them to regulate their own affairs.

The young United States made agreements with hundreds of tribes, exchanging lands for payments and access rights. Treaties are defined as legally binding contracts between parties that cannot be changed or cancelled without consent by all concerned.

These peoples were recognized as separate, sovereign entities and treaties established distinct boundaries between villages and colonial territories.

Tribal nations were not conquered by the U.S. armed forces, as many believe. Rather, lands were obtained through negotiation and contractual consent. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 declared: "The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards Indians; their land and property shall never be taken from them without their consent"

As time went on, however, the Europeans claimed dominion over all the territories of the future United States and those claims began to encroach on the rights of the people living there.

As the United States grew in size and power, additional land was required for settlement and development. The U.S. began a policy of Indian removal, which was in effect from 1816 to 1846. Through treaties and coercion the government actively, and sometimes forcibly, removed indigenous peoples to areas west of the Mississippi River.

Eventually this plan resulted in termination of many Tribes through a policy of bribes and legal coercion and unjust court rulings that favored government interests.

This genocidal plan of forced removal that resulted in the death of countless untold numbers of people that scattered families from one end of heaven to the other and has resulted in millions of folks living today who are of Native descent who has only stories and legends concerning their ancestral history.

In an attempt to educate others concerning our history, we offer the following resource to aid those who have a desire to learn where the Nations lived prior to colonization of the continent to give accurate understanding of just where traditional lands were located prior to the coming of the white man.

Please visit the above map of North America showing the locations of our people from around the year of 1650 AD.

Native American Genealogy