Native American Nations
Information Page

 

I am in the process of compiling information to websites
 for searching the individual nations.
Most of the links below go directly to the Native Tribal Sites.
Some are not linked yet but I will continually be updating these as time permits.

The original lists of nations were found within the sites listed below and further research on the internet.
 This page is what I hope to be a beginning of discovery for those searching their ancestry as I am.
 I just wished to give a few sites for the beginner to start at.
 In time I will do further research and post it here in a book format with a brief history of each Tribal Nation.
If a link does not work please email this site and let me know,
also if you have links you wish to share with this site contact me as well. You can Email me at the link below.

 

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  Federally Recognized American Indian Tribes

  

 

            A  

              

                                    Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

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

                                    Ak Chin Indian Community of Papago Indians of the Maricopa, Ak Chin, Reservation, Arizona

                                    Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

                                    Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town of the Creek Nation of Oklahoma

                                    Alturas Indian Rancheria of Pit River Indians of California

                                    Apache Tribe of Oklahoma

                                    Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

                                    Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians of Maine

                                    Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana

                                    Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California

                                   

   

                                 B   

                                

                                    Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Band River

                                        Reservation, Wisconsin

                                    Bay Mills Indian Community of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians,

                                        Bay Mills Reservation, Michigan

                                    Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria of California

                                    Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California

                                    Big Lagoon Rancheria of Smith River Indians of California

                                    Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California

                                    Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California

                                    Big Valley Rancheria of Pomo & Pit River Indians of California

                                    Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana

                                    Blue Lake Rancheria of California

                                    Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California

                                    Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California

                                    Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon

                                   

                                 C       

             

                                    Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Cabazon Reservation, California                              

                                    Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria,

                                        California

                                    Caddo Indian Tribe of Oklahoma

                                    Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California

                                    Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California

                                    Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California

                                    Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California:

                                        1-Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California

                                        2-Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation

                                            California

                                    Catawba Indian Nation (aka Catawba Tribe of South Carolina)

                                    Cayuga Nation of New York

                                    Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians of California

                                    Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, California

                                    Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California

                                    Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

                                    Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma

                                    Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota

                                    Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma

                                    Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California

                                    Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana

                                    Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana

                                    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

                                    Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma

                                    Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

                                    Coast Indian Community of Yurok Indians of the Resighini Rancheria, California

                                    Cocopah Tribe of Arizona

                                    Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho

                                    Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California

                                    Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California

                                    Comanche Indian Tribe, Oklahoma

                                    Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana

                                    Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington

                                    Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington

                                    Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon

                                    Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah

                                    Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde Community of Oregon

                                    Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon

                                    Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon

                                    Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

                                    Confederated Tribes of the Bands of Yakama Indian Nation of the Yakama Reservation, Washington

                                    Coquille Tribe of Oregon

                                    Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California

                                    Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

                                    Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians of Oregon

                                    Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California

                                    Crow Tribe of Montana

                                    Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota

                                    Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, California   

            D       

 

                                    Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California

                                    Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma

                                    Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma

                                    Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

                                    Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada

                                   

            E       

      

                                    Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina

                                    Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

                                    Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulpher Bank Rancheria, California

                                    Elk Valley Rancheria of California

                                    Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada

                                    Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California

                                   

                                   

            F               

                                    Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota             

                                    Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin

                                    Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana

                                    Fort Bidwell Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Bidwell Reservation, California

                                    Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California

                                    Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada

                                    Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Indian Community of the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, Arizona

                                    Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California & Nevada

                                    Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma

                                   

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            G       

 

                                    Gila River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation of Arizona 

                                    Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians of Michigan

                                    Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California

                                    Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California

                                    Guidiville Rancheria of California

            H       

                   

                                    Hannahville Indian Community of Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of Michigan

                                    Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona

                                    Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin (formerly known as the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe)

                                    Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington

                                    Hoopa Valley Tribe of the Hoopa Valley Reservation, California

                                    Hopi Tribe of Arizona

                                    Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California

                                    Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians of Maine

                                    Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona

                                    Huron Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan

                                   

                                   

            I       

 

                                    Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California

                                    Ione Band Miwok Indians of California

                                    Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

                                    Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma

                                   

            J       

                                    Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California

                                    Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Washington

                                    Jamul Indian Village of California

                                    Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Louisiana

                                    Jicarilla Apache Tribe of Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation, New Mexico

            K   

   

                                    Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona

                                    Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation, Washington

                                    Karuk Tribe of California

                                    Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California

                                    Kaw Nation, Oklahoma

                                    Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of L'Anse and Ontonagon Bands of Chippewa Indians of the

                                        L'Anse Reservation, Michigan

                                    Kialegee Tribal Town of the Creek Indian Nation of Oklahoma

                                    Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas

                                    Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma

                                    Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

                                    Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma

                                    Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon

                                    Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

            L       

                                    La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation, California                   

                                    La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California

                                    La Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation 

                                        of Wisconsin

                                    Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation

                                        of Wisconsin

                                    Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan

                                    Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada

                                    Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan

                                    Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan

                                    Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California

                                    Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada

                                    Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota

                                    Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington

                                    Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Lower Sioux

                                        Reservation in Minnesota

                                    Lummi Sioux Reservation in Minnesota, Washington

                                    Lytton Rancheria of California

 

            M       

                                    Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation, Washington                   

                                    Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California

                                    Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California

                                    Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Connecticut

                                    Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, California

                                    Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

                                    Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California

                                    Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico

                                    Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

                                    Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida

                                    Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

                                    Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservation: Boise Forte Band (Nett Lake) ;

                                        Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band)

                                    Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi

                                    Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada

                                    Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma

                                    Mohegan Indian Tribe of Connecticut

                                    Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California

                                    Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California

                                    Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington

                                    Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma

 

            N       

                                    Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island                   

                                    Navajo Nation of Arizona, New Mexico, & Utah (hosted by Dine College)

                                    Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho

                                    Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington

                                    Nooksack Indian Tribe of Washington

                                    Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana

                                    Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California

                                    Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie)

 

            O       

                                    Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota                   

                                    Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

                                    Oneida Nation of New York

                                    Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin

                                    Onondaga Nation of New York

                                    Osage Nation of Oklahoma

                                    Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma 

                                    Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma

                                   

            P       

                                    Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah                   

                                    Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California

                                    Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada

                                    Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California

                                    Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California

                                    Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona

                                    Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians of California

                                    Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine

                                    Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California

                                    Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma

                                    Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California

                                    Penobscot Tribe of Maine

                                    Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

                                    Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California

                                    Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

                                    Pit River Tribe of California (including Big Bend, Lookout, Montgomery Creek & Roaring Creek

                                        Rancherias & XL Ranch)

                                    Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama

                                    Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan

                                    Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

                                    Port Gamble Indian Community of the  Port Gamble Reservation, Washington

                                    Potter Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

                                    Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians, Kansas

                                    Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie Island

                                        Reservation, Minnesota

                                    Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico

                                    Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico

                                    Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington

                                    Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada

         

            Q           

                                    Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma                   

                                    Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California

                                    Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona

                                    Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Washington

                                    Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington

                                 

            R       

                                    Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California                         

                                    Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

                                    Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake Reservation, Minnesota

                                    Redding Rancheria of California

                                    Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California (Redwood Valley Reservation/Rancheria)

                                    Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada

                                    Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California

                                    Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

                                    Rosebud Sioux Tribe of Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota

                                    Round Valley Indian Tribes of Round Valley Reservation, California (formerly known as the

                                        Covelo Indian Community)

                                    Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California

     

            S       

                                    Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa                         

                                    Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska

                                    Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma

                                    Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, Isabella Reservation

                                    Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona

                                    Samish Indian Tribe, Washington

                                    San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona

                                    San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona

                                    San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation, California

                                    San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California

                                    Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California

                                    Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California

                                    Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California

                                    Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California

                                    Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska

                                    Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington

                                    Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan

                                    Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California

                                    Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

                                    Seminole Tribe of Florida, Dania, Big Cypress & Brighton Reservations

                                    Seneca Nation of New York

                                    Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma

                                    Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota ( Prior Lake)

                                    Sheep Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California

                                    Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

                                    Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract) California

                                    Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington

                                    Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming

                                    Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho

                                    Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada

                                    Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota

                                    Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington

                                    Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah

                                    Smith River Rancheria of California

                                    Soboba Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Soboba Reservation, California

                                    Sokaogon Chippewa Community of the Mole Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Wisconsin

                                    Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado

                                    Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota (formerly known as the Devils Lake Sioux Tribe)

                                    Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington

                                    Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington

                                    St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, St. Croix Reservation

                                    St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York

                                    Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota

                                    Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin

                                    Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington

                                    Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada

                                    Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington

                                    Susanville Indian Rancheria of Paiute, Maidu, Pit River & Washoe Indians of California

                                    Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington

                                    Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California

            T       

                                    Table Bluff Reservation - Wiyot Tribe Table Mountain Rancheria of California                         

                                    Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada

                                    Thlopthlocco Tribal Town of the Creek Nation of Oklahoma

                                    Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota

                                    Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona

                                    Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York

                                    Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

                                    Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona

                                    Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California

                                    Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California

                                    Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington

                                    Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana

                                    Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California

                                    Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota

                                    Tuscarora Nation of New York

                                    Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of California

                                                                                                               

                                   

            U       

                                    United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California                             

                                    United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma

                                    Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria of California

                                    Upper Sioux Indian Community of the Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota

                                    Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington

                                    Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah

                                    Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah

                                    Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California

                                   

 

            V       

 

                                    Viejas Band of Mission Indians Kumeyaay Diegueno                           

            W     

  

                                    Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada

                                    Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts

                                    Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California (Carson Colony, Dresslerville & Washoe Ranches)

                                    White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona

                                    Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma

                                    Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

                                    Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada

                                    Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma

                                        

            Y     

  

                                    Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota

                                    Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona

                                    Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona

                                    Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada

                                    Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada

                                    Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas

                                    Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California

            Z     

 

                                    Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation

                      

The Song Apache Tears is on this CD

It is a compilation of Songs Johnny Cash

sang to commemorate Native Americans struggles and history.

Click on Picture Above to Buy this item

An Apache - Jicarilla Legend

Apache Tear Drop is a form of black obsidian.
It is a calming translucent stone, found in Arizona and other parts of the U.S.
 It is composed of feldspar, hornblende, biotite and quartz. It was formed by rhythmic crystallization that produces
a separation of light and dark materials into spherical shapes, and is a form of volcanic glass.

There is a haunting legend about the Apache Tear Drop.
After the Pinal Apaches had made several raids on a settlement in Arizona,
the military regulars and some volunteers trailed the tracks of the stolen cattle and waited for dawn to attack the Apaches.

The Apaches, confident in the safety of their location, were completely surprised and out-numbered in the attack.
 Nearly 50 of the band of 75 Apaches were killed in the first volley of shots.
The rest of the tribe retreated to the cliff's edge and chose death by leaping over the edge
 rather than die at the hands of the white men.

For years afterward those who ventured up the treacherous face of Big Pacacho in Arizona found skeletons,
or could see the bleached bones wedged in the crevices of the side of the cliff.

The Apache Women and the lovers of those who had died gathered a short distance from the base of the cliff
where the sands were white, and for a moon they wept for their dead.
They mourned greatly, for they realized that not only had their 75 brave Apache warriors died,
but with them had died the great fighting spirit of the Pinal Apaches.

Their sadness was so great, and their burden of sorrow so sincere that the Great Father
 imbedded into black stones the tears of the Apache Women who mourned their dead.
These black obsidian stones, when held to the light, reveal the translucent tear of the Apache.

The stones are said to bring good luck to those possessing them.
 It is said that whoever owns an Apache Tear Drop will never have to cry again,
for the Apache Women have shed their tears in place of yours.

The Apache tear drops are also said to balance the emotional nature and protect one from being taken advantage of.
It can be carried as an amulet to stimulate success in business endeavors.
It is also used to produce clear vision and to increase psychic powers.

Black obsidian is a powerful Meditation stone.
 The purpose of this gemstone is to bring to light that which is hidden from the conscious mind.
It dissolves suppressed negative patterns and purifies them.
It can create a somewhat radical behavior change as new positive attitudes replace old, negative, egocentric patterns.

 

 

Sacred Buckskin Apache

Sand Mosaic Apache

                                                                                      Apache Warrior       Ngochonh Apache                Geronimo            Apache Warrior     

Apache Chief James Garfield
 

Apache Artifacts

                                                                                   Wedding Vase   Medicine-Cap   Wedding Vase   Puberty Dress

 

Kevin Gover (Pawnee) Director

 

  Welcome to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian blog. We invite you to engage in lively discussion with us about our collections and public programs,

 and other subjects important to Native America and to you. 

Welcome to the NMAI Blog

The NMAI blog will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the museum—the work it takes to plan and produce exhibitions; the research and hands-on experience that make us a leader in conservation techniques;

 the Native artists, historians, and community leaders who help us determine the direction of the museum.

Contributors will include all levels of museum staff including curators, conservators, researchers, and, on occasions like the launch of a new initiative, the director. 

Comments, we hope, will come from a wide range of people

 who share an interest in Native culture and contemporary life. We want to extend the visitor experience beyond our physical walls and provide a forum where you feel free to pose questions

 and post comments about Native history and contemporary culture.

Thank you for joining us,

Kevin Gover (Pawnee)

Director

 

 

 

 

The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history,
and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere
 to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.

 

 

Cherokee

Corn Bead Necklace

Many years ago during the 1830's the Real People,
as the Cherokees called themselves,
were rounded up as cattle.
They were forced to leave their homeland and walk west to a new land.
They cried tears of sorrow and grief and hopelessness.
Where their tears hit the ground, a plant sprang up.
The seeds look like tears and their color is the color of grief.
Today the Real People wear the seeds in necklaces and medallions in memory of

The Trail of Tears

 

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 Earth Is My Mother
The Above Painting is by Bev Doolittle.
I have been a fan of hers for years and I own this print along with the book titled the same.
Visit her website at the link below and find the magic in art she creates.
Bev Doolittle

Three Wolves

The Above Painting is by Judy Larson
This woman is another artist who's work is something I admire as well.
Visit her website at the link below and see the wonders she creates.
Judy Larson

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