Unrecognized Tribes Q-S
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.
Qutekcak Native Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 2/13/2002. Receipt of Petition 2/13/2002.
Quinsigamond Band of the Nipmucs (Massachusettes)
Rainbow Tribes (Florida)
Rancho San Timoteo Band of Serrano Indians
Rebel Deaf Panther Tribe International (Massachusettes)
Red Nation of the Cherokee. Also in Kansas.
Red Nation’s Intertribal (Florida)
Revived Ouachita Indians of Arkansas and America. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/25/1990.
Rice Lake Band of Mississippi Ojibwe. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Ridgetop Shawnee, Kentucky. In 2009 and 2010, the State House of the Kentucky General Assembly recognized the Ridgetop Shawnee Tribe of Indians by passing House Joint Resolutions 15 or HJR-15 and HJR-16.
Sac River and White River Bands of the Chickamauga-Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri Inc. (formerly Northern Chickamauga Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri). Letter of Intent to Petition 09/05/1991. Also in Missouri.
San Cayetano Band of Cahuilla Indians or the Montoya Band of Cahuilla Indians
Salinan Nation (a.k.a. Salinan Chumash Nation). Letter of Intent to Petition 10/10/1989.
Salinan Tribe of Monterey & San Luis Obispo Counties. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/13/1993.
San Fernando Band of Mission Indians (formerly Ish Panesh United Band of Indians; formerly Oakbrook Chumash People a.k.a. Ish Panesh Band of Mission Indians, Oakbrook Park Chumash). Letter of Intent to Petition 05/25/1995.
San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/18/1984.
Sandy Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa, petitioned for independent federal recognition and independent state recognition. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. (Minnesota)
Shasta Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/28/1982.
Shawnee Nation Blue Creek Band, of Adams County, Ohio. Letter of Intent to Petition 8/5/1998.
Shawnee Nation United Remnant Band
She-Bel-Na Band of Mendocino Coast Pomo Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/01/2006.
Sierra Foothill Wuksachi Yokuts Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/11/1999.
Snake and Knife Rivers Band of the St. Croix Chippewa of Minnesota. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Southern Pequot Tribe (a.k.a. The Southern Pequot Tribal Nation of Waterford). Letter of Intent to Petition 7/7/1998
Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Inc. (SECC) Letter of Intent to Petition 03/09/1978; Declined to Acknowledge 11/25/1985 (50 FR 39047). Became the American Cherokee Confederacy on 1/31/1996, with a breakaway group Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. (SeCCI) forming on the same day. Bands: Northwest Cherokee Wolf Band (OR), Red Clay Intertribal Indian Band (TN).
Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. (SeCCI). Also in Michigan and Georgia.
Bands and Clans:
- Big Lake Eagle Band (AK)
- Black Wolf Clan (KY)
- Blue Band (FL)
- Buffalo Creek Band (TN)
- Earth Band (PA)
- Enola Band (NC)
- Grey Wolf Clan of Ochlocknee (GA)
- Hummingbird Band (CA)
- Hummingbird Medicine Band (MO)
- Little Wolf Band (MI)
- Long Hair Band (FL)
- Lost Tribes Band (MI, MN)
- Many Waters Band (DE, MD)
- Mountain Band (NC)
- Myrtlewood Band (OR)
- Nighthawk Medicine Clan (FL)
- Northern Lights Band (MN)
- One Spirit Band (TN)
- Panther Band (GA)
- Patoka Valley Band (IN)
- Red Cedar (VA)
- Running Horse Band (TX)
- Tennessee Chota Band (TN)
- Turtle Band (OK)
- Turtle Island Band (OH)
- Turtle Moon Band (FL)
- Uwharie Band (NC)
- Wandering Waters Band (MI)
- Wee Toc Band (NC)
- Where Rivers Meet Band (MI)
- Windsong Band (DC (MD)
Southeastern Indian Nation Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation (formerly American Indian Council of Mariposa County a.k.a. Yosemite). Letter of Intent to Petition 04/24/1982
Southeastern Kentucky Shawnee
Sovereign Miccosukee Seminole Nation, a.k.a. Everglades Miccosukee Tribe of Seminole Indians (Florida) Unrecognized because they don’t want recognition by the Federal Government.
St. Croix Chippewa of Minnesota. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (Minnesota)
Swan Creek & Black River Chippewas (Kansas)
The ataaxam people have occupied the San Luis Rey Valley in California since the beginning of time. The San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians has kept its identity as a people within the local communities that now exist on those ancestral tribal lands.