Unrecognized Tribes K-M
Alphabetical list of unrecognized American indian tribes beginning with K to M.
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.
Kah-Bay-Kah-Nong (a.k.a. Gabekanaang Anishinaabeg/Warroad Chippewa), Letter of Intent to Petition 2/12/1979; Postal service returned certified letter 10/30/1997 (Minnesota)
Katalla-Chilkat Tlingit Tribe of Alaska. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/02/1995; certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997
Kawaiisu Tribe of the Tejon Indian Reservation
Kaweah Indian Nation, Inc.(Kansas) Also in North Carolina.Kern Valley Indian Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/27/1979.
Kentucky Cherokee Heritage Group
Kettle River Band of the St. Croix Chippewa of Minnesota. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (Minnesota)
Kispoko Sept of Ohio Shawnee (Louisiana)
Knugank. Letter of Intent to Petition 1/7/1999.
Kokeneschv Natchez Nation.
Konkow Valley Band of Maidu. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/20/1998.
Lake Superior Chippewa of Marquette. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/13/1991.
Langley Band of the Chickamogee Cherokee Indians of the Southeastern United States, aka Langley Band of Chickamogee of Cherokee Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/20/1994; Postal service certified letter returned 11/5/1997
Lemhi-Shoshone Tribes, was stripped of recognition in 1907.
Lenape Tribe of Delaware
Little Owl Band of Central Michigan Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/27/2000.
Lone Wolf Band of Cherokee Indians (Indiana)
Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri.between two different addresses.
Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri (I). Faction in Conway, AR.
Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri (II). Faction in Dover, AR.
Louisiana Choctaw Turtle Tribe
Lower Eastern Ohio Mekoce Shawnee, Ohio Letter of Intent to Petition 3/5/2001.
Lower Eastern Ohio Mekojay Shawnee, Ohio
Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/13/1998
Maconce Village Band of Ojibwa. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/07/2000. Receipt of Petition 3/7/2000
Maidu Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 1/6/1977
Maliseet Tribe (Maine)
Maple River Band of Ottawa. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/31/2005.
Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/02/1980; Declined to Acknowledge 08/17/1992 57 FR 27312
Manahoac Saponi Nation
Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 4/11/1996 (Minnesota)
Melochundum Band of Tolowa Indians
Mission Creek Band of Indians, Mission Creek Reservation, Desert Hot Springs California. Letter of Intent to Petition 09-29-2011.
The Mohegan Tribe & Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/06/1992
Monachi Indian Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/14/2004.
Mono Lake Indian Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/09/1976.
Morning Star Shawnee Nation, Ohio
Munsee Thames River Delaware. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/22/1977; declined to Acknowledge 01/03/1983 47 FR 50109
Muskegon River Band of Ottawa Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/26/2002. Receipt of Petition 07/26/2002.[
Muscogee Nation of Florida (formerly Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians). Letter of Intent to Petition 06/02/1978; awaiting Active Consideration; all documents have been filed with BAR.
Muwekma Ohlone Tribe (formerly Ohlone/Costanoan Muwekma Tribe a.k.a. Muwekma Indian Tribe: Costanoan/Ohlone Indian Families of the San Francisco Bay). Letter of Intent to Petition 05/09/1989. Declined to Acknowledge 9/17/2002 (67 FR 58631); decision effective 12/16/2002Mutsen Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/07/1994
The Keechy Tribe was a Native American Southern Plains tribe that lived in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Also known as the Kichai, they were most closely related to the Pawnee.
The Mount Tabor Indian Community is made up of the lineal descendants of the six remaining families of Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Muscogee-Creek Indians, who have continued to reside in rural Rusk, Smith (and after 1873 Gregg) counties of east Texas from historical times to present day.
The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe comprises all of the known surviving Native American lineages indigenous to the San Francisco Bay region who trace their ancestry through the Mission Dolores, Mission Santa Clara and Mission San Jose and who descend from members of the historic Federally Recognized Verona Band of Alameda County.
They received a favorable opinion from the U.S. District in Washington, D.C., of their court case to expedite the reaffirmation of the tribe as a federally recognized tribe on September 21, 2006. The Advisory Council on California Indian Policy assisted in their case. They lost the case in 2011, and have filed an appeal.