US Tribes E to G

Linked US Tribes E to G 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.

Click on a letter of the alphabet to go to US Tribes starting with another  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 US Tribes E to G tribal profile pages are at the bottom of the page.

us tribes starting with E



Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation (Washington State) (F)

Eenou (Eeyou)

Elko Colony - See Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada

Esselen (Ecclemachs,Etchemin, Etchimin, Eslen, Eslenes, Excelen, and Escelen) (U)

Etnemitane Euchee Eudeve (Eudebe, Endeve)

us tribes starting with F



Fernandeño/Tataviam Tribe (California)

Flandreau Santee Sioux -- Also See Sioux Indians

Fond du Lac Tribe - See Minnesota Chippewa Tribe

Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes - See Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation

Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe -- See Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation

Flathead -- See Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Fox -- See Sac & Fox Nation, Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska, and Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

French Cree

us tribes starting with G


Gabrielino (Gabrieleño, Kizh, Kij,Playsanos, Tobikhars, Tumangamalum) (California) - See see Tongva

Goshute: (Gosiute)

Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation (Nevada and Utah) (F)
Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah(F)

Grand Ronde -See Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde (F)

Gros Ventre (Also known as Atsina)

Gros Ventre: (Split from Arapaho tribe)  See Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana

Grand Portage Band - See Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (F)

Gaigwu  (or Kaigwu) - See Kiowa

Galice - See Tolowa

Garifuna (U)- Descendants of West African, Central African, Island Carib, and Arawak people. The British colonial administration used the term Black Carib and Garifuna to distinguish them from Yellow and Red Carib, the Amerindian population that did not intermarry with Africans.

Today the Garifuna people live primarily in Central America, but there are scattered communities in major US cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, New Orleans, Houston, and Seattle.

Gashowu - Language of the Yokuts

Goltsan (Kolchan) - An Athabaskan language of the Na Dene language family. It is spoken in the Upper Kuskokwim River village of Nikolai, Alaska.

Guarijio (Guarihio, Guarijío) -  A Uto-Aztecan language of the states of Chihuahua and Sonora in northwestern Mexico.

Gulf - See Caddo

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Article Index:

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

The federally recognized Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is the only federally recognized tribe in the state of North Carolina. The Eastern Cherokee are those Cherokee people who remained on their traditional homelands when most of the Cherokee were forcibly relocated to Oklahoma. 

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma are descended from the mixed Seneca-Shawnee band which left Lewistown, Ohio and came to the Indian Territory in 1832. Recognized as a separate tribe in 1867, they organized as the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma during the 1930s.

Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria

The Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians is the only Southeastern Pomo indian tribe that is a federally recognized tribal government. The Southeastern Pomo Tribes of Lake County, California were a united sovereign fishing and gathering nation that consisted of four main villages. Today, there are roughly 20 Pomo rancherias in northern California.

Elk Valley Rancheria
Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada
Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana
Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California
Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California, and Nevada
Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation
Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Greenville Rancheria
Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California
Guidiville Rancheria of California