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Southeast Indian Tribes

The Southeast Indian Tribes are Native Americans who have traditionally inhabited the area are now part of the Southeastern United States and the northeastern border of Mexico, which share common cultural traits.

This classification is a part of the Eastern Woodlands.  The boundaries of the region are defined more by shared cultural traits than by geographic distinctions.

Because the cultures gradually instead of abruptly shift into Plains, Prairie, or Northeastern Indian tribes, folks disagree on the exact limits of the Southeastern Woodland culture region.

The Southeastern Indian Tribes were linguistically diverse, but the most popular languages of the region were the following:

  • Caddoan
  • Muskogean

Southeast Indian Tribes

Here is a list of Southeast Indian Tribes:

  • Adai
  • Alabama – A peaceful tribe that was once a part of the Creek Confederacy. They would eventually relocate to Texas where they supported Texan independence. They were granted land by Sam Houston and still reside on the land today.
  • Apalachee – A dense tribe at the time of the Spanish Conquest. The tribe was known for their fierce warriors who defeated two Conquistadors (Narvaez and de Soto) at the height of Spanish power.
  • Atakapa
  • Avoyel
  • Bidai
  • Biloxi
  • Caddo
  • Calusa
  • Catawba
  • Cheraw
  • Cherokee
  • Chickasaw
  • Chitimacha
  • Choctaw
  • Coushatta
  • Creek
  • Houma
  • Miccosukee
  • Natchez
  • Ofo
  • Saponi
  • Seminole
  • Taensa
  • Timucua
  • Tunica
  • Tutelo: A small tribe that lived in Northern Virginia. They were enemies of the Iroquois during the Beaver Wars but would end up being absorbed by the Cayuga after the Revolutionary War.
  • Tuscarora
  • Woccon

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