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List of Native American Tribes

This is a comprehensive list of Native American Tribes throughout North America. I have divided each tribe into regions and then listed the individual tribe. Each tribe has its own history, culture, and lifestyle and much of it depended on the region where they lived.

Read Article Quick Guide to Native American Life to learn more about the culture and economy of Native Americans.

Also read why I believe the Native Americans were unable to survive in North America.

List of Native American Tribes

Northeast Indian Tribes

Northwest Indian Tribes

Southeast Indian Tribes

Southwest Indian Tribes

  • Akimel O’odham
  • Apache
  • Cocopa
  • Cora
  • Guarijio
  • Havasupai
  • Hopi
  • Hualapai
  • Huichol
  • Karankawa
  • Maricopa
  • Mayo
  • Mojave
  • Navajo
  • Opata
  • Pima Bajo
  • Pueblo
  • Quechan
  • Seri
  • Tarahumara
  • Tepehuan
  • Tohono O’odham
  • Tubar
  • Yaqui
  • Yavapai
  • Zuni

Plateau Indian Tribes

  • Cayuse
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Columbia
  • Klamath
  • Kootenai
  • Lillooet
  • Modoc
  • Molalla
  • Nez Perce
  • Okanagan
  • Umatilla
  • Salish
  • Shuswap
  • Thompson
  • Walla Walla
  • Wasco-Wishram
  • Yakama

Great Basin Indian Tribes

  • Bannock Tribe
  • Chemehuevi Tribe
  • Kawaiisu Tribe
  • Mono Tribe
  • Paiute Tribe
  • Panamint Tribe
  • Shoshone Tribe
  • Washoe Tribe
  • Ute Tribe

Great Plain Indian Tribes

  • Arapaho
  • Arikara
  • Assiniboine
  • Blackfoot
  • Comanche
  • Cheyenne
  • Crow
  • Gros Ventre
  • Hidatsa
  • Ioway
  • Kaw
  • Kiowa
  • Kitsai
  • Lakota
  • Missouria
  • Mandan
  • Omaha
  • Osage
  • Otoe
  • Pawnee
  • Plains Ojibwe
  • Plains Cree
  • Plains Apache
  • Ponca
  • Quapaw
  • Sarcee
  • Sioux
  • Stoney
  • Tonkawa
  • Wichita

California Indian Tribes

  • Achumawi
  • Atsugewi
  • Cahuilla
  • Chemehuevi
  • Chilula
  • Chimariko
  • Chumash
  • Cocopah
  • Ohlone
  • Cupeno
  • Diegueno
  • Esselen
  • Gabrielino
  • Halchidhoma
  • Hupa
  • Juaneno
  • Karok
  • Kashaya
  • Kato
  • Kawaiisu
  • Kitanemuk
  • Klamath
  • Konkow
  • Lassik
  • Luiseno
  • Maidu
  • Mattole
  • Miwok
  • Modoc
  • Mojave
  • Mono
  • Nisenan
  • Nomlaki
  • Nongatl
  • Northern Paiute
  • Panamint
  • Patwin
  • Pomo
  • Quechan
  • Salinan
  • Serrano
  • Shasta
  • Shoshoni
  • Sinkyone
  • Southern Paiute
  • Tataviam
  • Tolowa
  • Tubatulabal
  • Wailaki
  • Wappo
  • Whilkut
  • Wintu
  • Wiyot
  • Yana and Yahi
  • Yokuts
  • Yuki
  • Yurok

Mexican Indian Tribes

  • Aztecs
  • Mayans
  • Tarascan
  • Tlaxaca
  • Texcoco
  • Tlacopan
  • Olmec

South American Indian Tribes

  • Incas
  • Canari
  • Huancas
  • Chachapoyas

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Julesky

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

You forgot to list several Alaska tribes, including Eyak, Unganak, Alutiiq, Aleut, Yupik, Cupik, Inupiaq, and Athabaskan, not to mention the Canadian First Nations.

Russell Yost

Saturday 30th of November 2019

Thank you Julesky,

I will make note of the Alaskan tribes.

As far as Canada, I will eventually get there but I try to focus more on American History. While some American History will overlap with Canadian History I have not been educated in it so I tend to stay away from it.

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