Unrecognized Tribes H-J
Alphabetical list of unrecognized American indian tribes beginning with H to J.
These are groups known to self-identify as Native American tribes but that have not been recognized by the federal government (Bureau of Indian Affairs) nor by any state nor tribal government.
We do not necessarily endorse these organizations or the validity of their claims. We are just reporting what is out there and suggest you exercise your own due diligence in verifying their authenticity.
We would especially suggest further investigation of any organization that charges a membership or enrollment fee, or that does not require genealogy research and official documentation for enrollment.Links to tribal profile pages are at the bottom of the page.
Historical Nipmuc Tribe (Massachusettes)
Honey Lake Maidu. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/01/2000. Receipt of Petition 06/01/2000.
Hownonquet Community Association
Independent Traditional Seminole Nation of Florida (Traditionals)
Indian Canyon Band of Coastanoan/Mutsun Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/09/1989.
Indian Creek Band, Chickamauga Creek & Cherokee Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/19/2004
Independence 14 (Miranda Allotment)
Indian Cultural Organization
Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation (I). Letter of Intent to Petition 08/17/1982.Unrecognized tribe named Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation (II) also exists.
The Juaneños attempted to retrieve the former El Toro USMC Air Base in Orange County, California which was given to the US armed forces in the 1930s.
Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation (II). Letter of Intent to Petition 3/8/1996. Decline to Acknowledge 12/03/2007 (72 FR 67951). State-recognized Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, also exists.
The Hia C-eḍ O’odham have often been considered a “Papago subtribe” by anthropologists, along with the Tohono O’odham and several groups that vanished or merged with the Tohono O’odham.