Extinct Tribes D-E

Extinct Tribes, Forgotten Names, or Alternate Names of North American Indians

An alphabetical list of extinct native american indian tribes of the United States D to E.

Each tribal profile explains who they were, where they lived, how they lived, an account of first contact with Europeans, population if known, and a brief explanation of what happed to them.

Links to tribal profile pages are at the bottom of the page.


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Believed to be Extinct or Absorbed Into Other Tribes






Possibly Extinct? Some May be Canadian tribes?

DAHCOTA, or DOCOTA, the name by which the Sioux know themselves.

DELAWARE, (Lenna-lenape,) those once on Delaware River and Bay; 500 in 1750. DINONDADIES, (Hurons,) same called by the French Tionontaties.

Ditidaht – Alternate name: Nitinaht

DOEGS, small tribe on the Maryland side Potomac River, in 1675.

DOGRIBS, (Blackfeet,) but speak a different language. DOGS, the Chiens of the French. See CHIEN. DOTAME, 120 in 1805; about the heads of Chien River, in the open country.


EAMUSES. See EMUSAS. ECHEMINS, (Canoe-men,) on R. St. Johns; include Passamaquoddies and St. Johns.

EDISTOES, in S. Carolina in 1670; a place still bears their name there.

EMUSAS, (Seminoles,) W. side Chattahoochee, 2 m. above the Wekisas ; 20 in 1820.

ENESHURES, at the great Narrows of the Columbia; 1,200 in 1820, in 41 lodges.

ERIES, along E. side of Lake Erie, destroyed by the Iroquois about 1654.

ESAWS, on River Pedee, S. Carolina, in 1701 ; then powerful ; Catawbas, probably.

ESKELOOTS, about 1,000 in 1820, in 21 lodges, or clans, on the Columbia.

ESQUIMAUX, all along the northern coasts of the frozen ocean, N. of 600 N. lat.

ETOHUSSEWAK, (Semin.,) on Chattahoochee, 3 m. above Ft. Gaines; 100 in 1820.