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Alphabetical list of unrecognized American indian tribes beginning with Q to S.
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.
Tama Indian Tribe
Talimali Band, The Apalachee Indians of Louisiana (formerly Apalachee Indians of Louisiana). Letter of Intent to Petition 02/05/1996
Tehatchapi Tribe of the Tejon Reservation
Texas Band of Choctaw Indians
Tolowa Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/31/1983.
Topachula Tribe (Florida)
Tututni Tribe. Also in Oregon.
Toulumne Algerine Band of Yokut. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/23/2006.
Tuolumne Band of Cherokee Indians.
Traditional Choinuymni Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/29/2000. Receipt of Petition 03/29/2000.
True Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nation (formerly the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nation). Letter of Intent to Petition 02/08/2002. Receipt of Petition 02/08/2002 as “The Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nation”.
T’Si-akim Maidu. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/16/1998.
Tsnungwe Council (a.k.a. South Fork Hupa). Letter of Intent to Petition 09/22/1992.
Tuscola United Cherokee Tribe of Florida, Inc. (formerly Tuscola United Cherokees of Florida & Alabama, Inc.). Letter of Intent to Petition 01/19/1979; withdrawn at petitioner’s request 11/24/1997; reinstated 2005.
Uganawvkalvgv Kituwah Ayeli,also known as Southeast Kituwah Nation.
Eastern National Office. Also in Arizona.
United American Indians of New England (Massachusettes)
United Cherokee Nation (UCN) – Western National Office. (Massachusettes)
The United Creeks of Georgia
Also in Georgia. supposed “Clans” organized in these areas, often calling themselves as “Cherokee Nation of ….”: Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona (Georgia, Nevada), Arkansas, California, Colorado (New Mexico, Utah), Connecticut, Cyprus, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho (Montana), Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana (Mississippi), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (Kansas), Nebraska (Iowa), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois (Chicago and Metropolis branches), Minnesota, and Wyoming.
United People of Cherokee Heritage (Iowa)
United Hourma Nation, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 3/22/1994.
United Lumbee Nation of North Carolina and America. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/28/1980; Declined to Acknowledge 07/02/1985 (50 FR 18746). Also in North Carolina.
United Maidu Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/06/1977Tsimshian Tribal Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/02/1978.
United Remnant Band of the Shawnee Nation, Ohio United Tribe of Shawnee Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/06/1995 (Kansas)
United Tribe of Shawnee Indians, Kansas
Upper Kispoko Band of the Shawnee Nation, Indiana
Vinyard Indian Settlement of Shawnee Indians, Illinois
Official Tribal Name: Texas Band of Choctaw Indians
Recognition Status: Unrecognized
Traditional Name / Traditional Meaning:
Chahta – The name of a legendary chief
Common Name / Meaning of Common Name:
Choctaw – From Chahta
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Five Civilized Tribes, Chactaw, Chaktaw, Chatha, Yowani Choctaws
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State(s) Today: Texas
Confederacy: Five Civilized Tribes, Muskogean
The Choctaw signed nine treaties with the United States before the Civil War, beginning with the Treaty of Hopewell in 1786 – which set boundaries and established universal peace between the two nations. Subsequent treaties, however, reshaped those borders and forced the Choctaw to cede millions of acres of land. In 1830, the United States seized the last of the Choctaw’s ancestral territory and relocated the tribe to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi.
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Bands, Gens, and Clans
The Choctaw like all of the Muscogean tribes was a matriarchal and clan culture. There were two distinct Moieties: Imoklashas (elders) and Inhulalatas (youth). Each moiety had several clans or Iskas, it is estimated there were about 12 Iskas altogether. Identity was established first by Moiety and Iska, so a Choctaw identified himself first as Imoklasha or Inhulata and second as Choctaw.TheChoctaw clans include the Wind, Bear, Deer, Wolf, Panther, Holly Leaf, Bird, Raccoon and Crawfish Clans.
The Choctaw were early allies of the French, Spanish and British during the 18th century.
In the 1750’s the tribe was involved in a Civil War that decimated whole villages. The division was driven by factions affiliated with the Spanish and the other the French. In the 18th century the Choctaw were generally at war with the Creeks or the Chickasaw Indians.
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During World War I and II, the U.S. Military used members of the Choctaw Nation for secure communications. They became the first code-talkers.
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