Indigenous Peoples of North America
Indians of North America
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 record custodians also has records unique to their facility.
Research Tools[edit | edit source]
It is important to identify the name of the tribe to which an ancestor may 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.
Indians of Canada[edit | edit source]
By Province[edit | edit source]
Nearly every province or territory of Canada 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. These pages have not yet been prepared.
|Northwest Territories||Nova Scotia||Nunavut|
|Ontario||Prince Edward Island||Quebec|
Indians of the United States[edit | edit source]
By State[edit | edit source]
Nearly all of the states of the United States 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 a state, this includes the Indian reservations, Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies, Indian schools, health facilities, and other facts about the Indian groups associated with that state.
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 changed their names or have become extinct.
An alphabetical a list of Indigenous Tribes of the United States is available.