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*[[Indians of North America - A Beginner's Guide|An Overview]]  
 
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== Indians of North America<br> ==
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== Indians of North America<br> ==
<center>'''Welcome to the Indians of North America Page'''</center>  
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<center>'''Welcome to the Indians of North America Page'''</center>
Groups of native people lived on the North American continent long before they were discovered by European explorers. They often associated together by their common language and culture. These natives have been known as Indians, American Indians, Native Americans, the native races of North America, and other similar terms. Original records and books about them may be listed or cataloged under any or all of these terms.  
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Groups of native people lived on the North American continent long before they were discovered by European explorers. They often associated together by their common language and [[American_Indian_Cultural_Groups|culture. ]]These natives have been known as Indians, American Indians, Native Americans, the native races of North America, and other similar terms. Original records and books about them may be listed or cataloged under any or all of these terms.  
  
 
Almost none of the American Indian groups had a written language. Therefore, most of the early records regarding them were created and preserved by individuals and governments dealing with the natives.  
 
Almost none of the American Indian groups had a written language. Therefore, most of the early records regarding them were created and preserved by individuals and governments dealing with the natives.  
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[[Indians of North America: Identifying Tribal Names|read more...]]  
 
[[Indians of North America: Identifying Tribal Names|read more...]]  
  
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[[Indians of North America: Archives and Libraries|read more...]]  
 
[[Indians of North America: Archives and Libraries|read more...]]  
  
== Research Tools ==
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== Research Tools ==
  
 
It is important to identify the name of the tribe to which an ancestor may have have belonged, before trying to establish a connection to Native American ancestry. Most of the records are arranged either by tribal name or by locality of residence.  
 
It is important to identify the name of the tribe to which an ancestor may have have belonged, before trying to establish a connection to Native American ancestry. Most of the records are arranged either by tribal name or by locality of residence.  
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Nearly every province or territory of Canada either have tribes currently residing in them or have historically had tribes within their borders. Provincial or territorial Indian pages will be compiled and will provide information about the tribes that have resided within the province or territory, but have not been prepared yet.  
 
Nearly every province or territory of Canada either have tribes currently residing in them or have historically had tribes within their borders. Provincial or territorial Indian pages will be compiled and will provide information about the tribes that have resided within the province or territory, but have not been prepared yet.  
  
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== Indians of the United States  ==
 
== Indians of the United States  ==
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Nearly every state of the United States either have tribes currently residing in them or have historically had tribes within their borders. The state Indian pages provide information about the tribes that have resided within the state, the Indian reservations, Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies, Indian schools, health facilities, and other facts about the Indian groups associated with the state.  
 
Nearly every state of the United States either have tribes currently residing in them or have historically had tribes within their borders. The state Indian pages provide information about the tribes that have resided within the state, the Indian reservations, Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies, Indian schools, health facilities, and other facts about the Indian groups associated with the state.  
  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Indiana|Indiana]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[Indians of Indiana|Indiana]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Mississippi|Mississippi]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[Indians of Mississippi|Mississippi]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of North Dakota|North Dakota]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[Indians of North Dakota|North Dakota]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Utah|Utah]]
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of California|California]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Iowa|Iowa]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[Indians of Iowa|Iowa]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Missouri|Missouri]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[Indians of Missouri|Missouri]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Ohio|Ohio]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[Indians of Ohio|Ohio]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Vermont|Vermont]]
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Kansas|Kansas]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Montana|Montana]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Virginia|Virginia]]
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Connecticut|Connecticut]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Kentucky|Kentucky]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Nebraska|Nebraska]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Oregon|Oregon]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Louisiana|Louisiana]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Nevada|Nevada]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of West Virginia|West Virginia]]
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Maine|Maine]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of New Hampshire|New Hampshire]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Rhode Island|Rhode Island]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Maryland|Maryland]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of New Jersey|New Jersey]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of South Carolina|South Carolina]]  
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indians of Wyoming|Wyoming]]
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The federal government of the United States recognizes some 562 tribal entities, including nearly 300 villages and groups in Alaska. In addition, there are many variations on the names of the tribes. Some tribes have also changed their names or have become extinct.  
 
The federal government of the United States recognizes some 562 tribal entities, including nearly 300 villages and groups in Alaska. In addition, there are many variations on the names of the tribes. Some tribes have also changed their names or have become extinct.  
  
An alphabetical a list of [[Indian Tribes of the United States|Indian Tribes of the United States]] is available.<br>  
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An alphabetical a list of [[Indian Tribes of the United States|Indian Tribes of the United States]] is available.<br>
  
 
== Things you can do  ==
 
== Things you can do  ==
  
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Revision as of 14:43, 21 January 2010

Beginners

News & Events

Topics

Indians of North America
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Welcome to the Indians of North America Page

Groups of native people lived on the North American continent long before they were discovered by European explorers. They often associated together by their common language and culture. These natives have been known as Indians, American Indians, Native Americans, the native races of North America, and other similar terms. Original records and books about them may be listed or cataloged under any or all of these terms.

Almost none of the American Indian groups had a written language. Therefore, most of the early records regarding them were created and preserved by individuals and governments dealing with the natives.

The Indians used oral history methods to preserve their history and culture.

read more...

Did you know[edit | edit source]

There are many depositories of the records of the Indians of North America. The National Archives of the United States in Washington D.C., its several regional archives, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City, the Public Archives of Canada in Ottawa are but a few of the archives or libraries with very substantial holdings of American Indian records. Many of these facilities have copies of records also found elsewhere. But each of these records custodians also have records unique to their facility.

read more...

Research Tools[edit | edit source]

It is important to identify the name of the tribe to which an ancestor may have have belonged, before trying to establish a connection to Native American ancestry. Most of the records are arranged either by tribal name or by locality of residence.

read more...

Indians of Canada[edit | edit source]

By Province[edit | edit source]

Nearly every province or territory of Canada either have tribes currently residing in them or have historically had tribes within their borders. Provincial or territorial Indian pages will be compiled and will provide information about the tribes that have resided within the province or territory, but have not been prepared yet.

Alberta British Columbia Labrador
Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland
Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut
Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec
Saskatchewan Yukon


Indians of the United States[edit | edit source]

By State[edit | edit source]

Nearly every state of the United States either have tribes currently residing in them or have historically had tribes within their borders. The state Indian pages provide information about the tribes that have resided within the state, the Indian reservations, Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies, Indian schools, health facilities, and other facts about the Indian groups associated with the state.

Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming


By Tribe[edit | edit source]

The federal government of the United States recognizes some 562 tribal entities, including nearly 300 villages and groups in Alaska. In addition, there are many variations on the names of the tribes. Some tribes have also changed their names or have become extinct.

An alphabetical a list of Indian Tribes of the United States is available.

Things you can do[edit | edit source]

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by: