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State Recognized Indigenous Tribes of the United States

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State recognized tribes are American Indian Tribes and Heritage Groups that are recognized by the individual states. This article lists those tribes with links to the states that recognize them and links to some of the tribes.

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State Recognized Tribes

State recognized tribes are American Indian Tribes and Heritage Groups that are recognized by the individual states. There are other Tribes that are Federally recognized tribes.

Alabama | California | Connecticut | Delaware | Georgia | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts |Montana | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | South Carolina | Texas| Vermont | Virginia | Washington


Cher-O-Creek Intra Tribal Indians
Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama
Cherokees of Southeast Alabama
Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama
Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama
Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians
Piqua Shawnee Tribe
Star Clan of Muscogee Creeks
United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation


Juaneno Band of Mission Indians


Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation


Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware
Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc.


Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee


Addai Caddo Tribe
Biloxi-Chitimacha Confederation of Muskogee
Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb
Clifton Choctaw
Four Winds Tribe Louisiana Cherokee Confederacy
Grand Caillou/Dulac Band
Isle de Jean Charles Band
Louisiana Choctaw Tribe
Pointe-Au-Chien Indian Tribe
United Houma Nation


Piscataway Indian Nation
Piscataway Conoy Tribe


Nipmuc Nation


Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians

New Jersey

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation
Powhatan Renape Nation
Ramapough Lunaape Nation

New York

Tonawada Band of Seneca
Tuscarora Nation
Unkechaug Nation

North Carolina

Cohaire Intra-Tribal Council, Inc.
Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe
Lumbee Tribe
Meherrin Nation
Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation
Waccamaw-Siouan Tribe

South Carolina

Beaver Creek Indian
Edisto Natchez Kusso Tribe of South Carolina
Pee Dee Nation of Upper South Carolina
The Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians
Santee Indian Organization
The Waccamaw Indian People
Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians


Lipan Apache Tribe


Elnu Abenaki Tribe
Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation
Koasek Abenaki Tribe
Mississquoi Abenaki Tribe


Cheroenhaka (Nottoway)
Chickahominy Tribe
Eastern Chickahominy Tribe
Monacan Nation
Nottoway of Virginia
Upper Mattaponi Tribe


Chinook Indian Tribe


National Conference of State Legislatures [1]

Federal Register, October 1, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 190)(Page 60810-60814) Federalism and the State Recognition of Native American Tribes: A Survey of State-Recognized Tribes and State Recognition Processes Across the United States; Santa Clara Law Review, Volume 48 (2007); by Alexa Koenig and Jonathan Stein National Congress of American Indians Newspapers and state government websites