Tribes by Confederacy
There are well over 1,000 native American indian tribes in the United States and Canada.
Learn how these tribes are related to each other, which tribes joined together for political alliances, warfare, and peace keeping venues, or have historical roots together.
Franco-Indian Alliance - Was an alliance between American Indians and the French, centered on the Great Lakes and the Illinois country during the French and Indian War(1754–1763).
Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Iroquois League - See Iroquois Confederacy
Hasinai confederacy (Caddo)
Illini Confederacy - See Illinois Confederacy
Miami Confederacy - See Western Confederacy
Wappinger Confederacy - Sold Manhattan Island to the Dutch
“Abenaki” is a linguistic and geographic grouping. Historically there was not a strong central authority, but as listed below a large number of smaller bands and tribes who shared many cultural traits.
They call themselves Inde, or Nide “the people”.
The Apache Indians are divided into six sub-tribes
Chihenne….Chi-hen-ne, (Ojo Caliente), (Hot Springs) Apaches
Chokonen….Cho-kon-en, Chiricahua Apache
White Mountain Apache
The Cahuilla have been historically divided into “Mountain,” “Desert,” and “Pass” groups by anthropologists. Today there are nine Southern California reservations that are acknowledged homes to bands of Cahuilla people.