US Tribes W to Z
Click on a letter of the alphabet to go to US Tribes starting with that letter. Where known, the official name is used. Linked tribal names go to their profile index page which will contain more links to sections of our site where you can find articles about that tribe and related tribes.
KEY:(F)= Federally Recognized, (S)= State Recognized, (T)= Terminated, (U)= Unrecognized, (M)= Mesoamerican Civilizations,(P)= Petitioning for Recognition, (C)= Canadian Tribes, (E)= Extinct, (IRA)= Indian Reorganization Act
Inclusion on this site does NOT mean an endorsement has been made for recognition of any particular tribe.
All entities claiming to be US indian tribes that we are aware of have been included for completeness. Where known, we have indicated official tribal status with our Key Chart, based on information released by the BIA as of May 2016.
In many cases we have not verified the validity of the claim of tribal status, and leave it to your own common sense or further research to validate tribal claims.
Links to tribal indexes are at the bottom of the page.
Alternate names in parenthesis are either older names that were once used to identify that tribe, or they are misspellings.Links to tribal profile pages are at the bottom of the page.
us tribes starting with W
White Earth Band of Chippewa – See Minnesota Chippewa
Blue Lake Rancheria (Wiyot, Yurok, Tolowa, and Cherokee)
Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria (Chetco, Hupa, Karuk, Tolowa, Wiyot, and Yurok)
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (5,000 members from 29 tribes, including Wiyot)
Rohnerville Rancheria (Wiyot)
Trinidad Rancheria (Tolowa, Wiyot)
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts (formerly Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head, Inc.) Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California
Wells Band Colony- See Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada
White Earth Band – See Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (F)
White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma
us tribes starting with X
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us tribes starting with Y
Yakama or Yakima Nation – See Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Yokuts (Chukchansi, Tachi):
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California (California) (F)
Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria (F)
Table Mountain Rancheria of California (Chukchansi) (F)
Tejon Indian Tribe (F)
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation (F)
Tuolumne Rancheria (F)
Yamassee Native American Moors of the Creek Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 4/27/1999 Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona
Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona
Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas – See Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California
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us tribes starting with Z
The Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation call themselves the Agai-Dicutta Band of Northern Paiute Nation. They say they have occupied the Walker Lake Basin area of the Great Basin Region since time immemorial.
The ancestors of Wampanoag people have lived for at least 10,000 years at Aquinnah (Gay Head) and throughout the island of Noepe (Martha’s Vineyard), pursuing a traditional economy based on fishing and agriculture. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head is a federally recognized indian tribe.
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California is located on the Nevada/California border. The tribal government has jurisdiction over trust and allotments in both Nevada and California, with additional tribal trust parcels located in Alpine, Placer, Sierra, Douglas, Carson and Washoe Counties. The Washoe are an ancient people with ties to the California and Great Basin cultures. Lake Tahoe, Nevada was the center of Washo culture.