US Tribes A to B

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.

A-B   C-D   E-F-G   H-I-J   K-L-M   N-O-P    Q-R-S   T-U-V   W-X-Y-Z


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.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.

United States Indian tribes starting with A

Abenaki – See  State Recognized Tribes of Vermont.

Achomawi – See Pit River Indians (F)

Acoma Pueblo: See Pueblo of Acoma (F)

Alabama: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe (Texas) (F)

Alabama: Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town (Oklahoma) (F)

Alaskan Natives

Anadarko – See Caddo

Apache: Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (F)

Aravaipa Apache – See San Carlos Apache Tribe

Bedonkohe – Chiricahua Apache Band name

Chiricahua – See San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, and Fort Sill Apache Tribe

Choctaw-Apache (S)

Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (F)

Jicarilla Apache Nation (New Mexico) (F)

Kiowa-Apache (Oklahoma) – See Apache Tribe of Oklahoma.

Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation (New Mexico) (F)

Lipan Apache (New Mexico (F) (Now part of the Mescalero Apache Tribe), Texas (U), Old Mexico

San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation:(Arizona) (F)

Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona (Western Apache)(F)

White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation Arizona)(F)

Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation (Arizona)(F)

Apsalooka (Apsaaloke) – See Crow Tribe of Montana (F)

Arapaho: (Arapahoe, Arrapaho, Arrapahoe) Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation (Wyoming) (F)

Arapaho – See Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) (F)

Arikara: (Arikari) – See Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation (North Dakota) (F)

Assiniboine: (Assiniboin) Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Montana) (F)

Assinaboine – See Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana (Assinaboine and Gros Ventre) (Montana)(F)

Atsina (Atsugewi, Atsuge, Atsugeyi, Atsukeyi, Atsuke) – Also known as Gros Ventre – See: Fort Belknap (Above)

Auburn Rancheria or  Auburn Indian Community – See United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California

United States Indian tribes starting with B

Barona-Capitan Grande Diegueno Tribe (Barona Band of Mission Indians) – See Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California, and Viejas Band of Kumeyaay

Bannock – See Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation (Idaho)

Barbareño – A Chumash language spoken by ancestral villages located in what is now the general Santa Barbara area.

Battle Mountain Tribe – See Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone

Beaver – See Beaver Creek Indians, a state recognized tribe located in South Carolina

Bettol – See Mattole in Southern California

Biloxi – See Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana

Bode’wadmi – See Potawatomi

Bois Forte Band – See Minnesota Chippewa Tribe


Article Index:

Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Index

Who are the Absentee-Shawnee tribe?

The ancestral homelands of the Shawnees are in the northeastern United States. During the 19th century, the tribe was removed by the U.S. Government to what is now the state of Kansas. The group which became known as the Absentee Shawnee Tribe absented itself from the reservation in Kansas in 1845 (thus their name), and traveled southwards to Texas.

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation

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Who are the Agua Caliente Indians?

The Agua Caliente  Band of Cahuilla Indians is one of nine bands of Cahuilla Indians living in southern California. They are a federally recognized indian tribe.  The Cahuilla tribe of Native Americans have inhabited California for more than 2,000 years.

Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation

Who is the Ak Chin Indian Community?

The Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation is a Native American community located in the Santa Cruz Valley in Arizona. The community is composed mainly of Akimel O’odham (Pima), and Tohono O’odham (Papago), as well as some Hia-Ced O’odham members.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town
Alturas Indian Rancheria
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation
Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians of Maine
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians
Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation
Bay Mills Indian Community
Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria
Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California
Big Lagoon Rancheria
Big Pine Paiute Tribe of Owens Valley
Big Sandy Rancheria of Western Mono Indians of California
Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria
Bishop Paiute Tribe
Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana
Blue Lake Rancheria
Bridgeport Indian Colony
Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
Burns Paiute Tribe