ⓘ List of unrecognized tribes in the United States

                                     

ⓘ List of unrecognized tribes in the United States

Unrecognized tribes in the United States are organizations of people who claim to be historically, culturally, and/or genetically related to historic Native American Indian tribes but who are not officially recognized as Indigenous nations by the United States federal government, which has a direct relationship with sovereign nations, or by individual states under their separate legislative processes, or by recognized Indigenous nations.

The following groups claim to be of Native American, American Indian, or Metis heritage by ethnicity, but they have no federal recognition through the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Federal Acknowledgment OFA, United States Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor SOL, nor are recognized by any state government in the United States nor any recognized Indigenous nations.

This list does not include terminated previously recognized tribes that are trying to regain their federal recognition.

                                     

1. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes

Following is a list of groups known to self-identify as Native American tribes but that have been recognized neither by the federal government Bureau of Indian Affairs nor by any state nor tribal government.

                                     

1.1. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Alaska

  • Chilkoot Kaagwaantaan Clan. Letter of Intent to Petition 4/22/1997.
  • Qutekcak Native Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 2/13/2002. Receipt of Petition 2/13/2002.
  • Katalla-Chilkat Tlingit Tribe of Alaska. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/02/1995; certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997.
  • Five Landless Alaska Tlingit communities. These Tlingit communities were omitted from the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and received neither land nor subsistence rights under the Act.
  • Tsimshian Tribal Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/02/1978.
  • Knugank. Letter of Intent to Petition 1/7/1999.
                                     

1.2. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Arizona

  • Arizona Cherokee Pioneers
  • Barrio Pascua - a village of Yaqui on the Arizona-Mexico border region.
  • The United Cherokee Nation UCN – Western National Office. Also in Georgia.
  • American Cherokee Confederacy
  • Chiricahua Apache Ndeh Nation, Silver City, Arizona
  • supposed "clans" organized in these areas, often calling themselves as "Cherokee Nation of.": Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona Georgia, Nevada, Arkansas, California, Colorado New Mexico, Utah, Connecticut, Cyprus, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho Montana, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana Mississippi, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri Kansas, Nebraska Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin Illinois Chicago and Metropolis branches, Minnesota) and Wyoming.


                                     

1.3. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Arkansas

  • Arkansas White River Cherokee also in Florida.
  • Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/10/1999; letter returned, marked "in dispute" between two different addresses.
  • Arkansas Band of Western Cherokee formerly Western Arkansas Cherokee Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/07/1998.
  • Arkansas Cherokee also known as Chickamauga Cherokee of Arkansas. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/21/2008.
  • Arkansas Cherokee Nation.
  • Central Tribal Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/21/2003. Receipt of Petition 01/21/2003.
  • Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee.
  • Cherokee Nation West of Missouri and Arkansas formerly Cherokee Nation West or Southern Band of the Eastern Cherokee Indians of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 5/11/1998. Also in Missouri.
  • Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri II. Faction in Dover, AR.
  • Confederated Western Cherokees of Arkansas.
  • Cherokee-Choctaw Nation of St. Francis and Black Rivers. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/01/2006.
  • Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri I. Faction in Conway, AR.
  • Northern Cherokee Nation. Dissoved into three groups
  • Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory. Letter of Intent to Petition 2/19/1992. Also in Missouri.
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation I, also known as Chickamauga Cherokee Nation MO/AR White River Band and as White River Band of Northern Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas. Also in Missouri and Oklahoma. There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band II in Oklahoma.
  • Kanasas Awi Akta District of NCNOLT.
  • Neches Tribe – Cherokee Nation.
  • Oklahoma Ani Tsi Na District of the NCNOLT.
  • Northern Cherokee Tribe of Indians of Missouri and Arkansas. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/26/1985. Also in Missouri.
  • Western Cherokee of Arkansas and Louisiana Territories. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/2001. Also in Missouri.
  • Red Nation of the Cherokee. Also in Kansas.
  • Ozark Mountain Cherokee Tribe of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/19/1999. Receipt of Petition 10/19/1999. Also in Missouri.
  • Sac River and White River Bands of the Chickamauga-Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri Inc. formerly Northern Chickamauga Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/05/1991. Also in Missouri.
  • Old Settler Cherokee Nation of Arkansas. Letter of Intent to Petition 9/17/1999.
  • Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/01/1998. Also in Missouri.
  • Revived Ouachita Indians of Arkansas and America. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/25/1990.
                                     

1.4. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes California

  • Amah Mutsun Band of Ohlone/Costanoan Indians formerly Amah Band of Ohlone/Costanoan Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/18/1990.
  • Chumash Council of Bakersfield. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/18/2005.
  • Big Meadows Lodge Tribe
  • Calusa-Seminole Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/28/1998.
  • Atahun Shoshones of San Juan Capistrano
  • Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/24/1994.
  • Dunlap Band of Mono Indians a.k.a. Mono Tribal Council of Dunlap. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/04/1984. Letter of Intent withdrawn 7/2/2002; Letter of Intent to Petition 8/9/2005.
  • The Cherokees of California.
  • California Indian Council/Lulapin
  • Antelope Valley Paiute Tribe a.k.a. Antelope Valley Indian Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/09/1976.
  • Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee. Letter of Intent to Petition. Also in Missouri.
  • Ani Yvwi Yuchi Cherokee. Letter of Intent to Petition 7/31/1996.
  • Coastal Gabrieleño Diegueño Band of Mission Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 3/18/1997.
  • Coastal Band of Chumash. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/25/1982.
  • Calaveras County Band of Miwuk Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/31/2001.
  • Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe of the Colfax Rancheria
  • Gabrieleño/Tongva Tribal Council of San Gabriel
  • Choinumni Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/14/1988. Certified letter undeliverable 10/1997
  • Choctaw Allen Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/20/2003.
  • Diegueño Band of San Diego Mission Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/15/2003.
  • Coastanoan Band of Carmel Mission Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/16/1988.
  • Callattakapa Choctaw Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/13/2004.
  • Gabrieliño-Tongva Tribe, also known as the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians. In 1994, the State of California recognized the Gabrieliño-Tongva Tribe in Assembly Joint Resolution 96, Resolution Chapter 146 of the Statutes of 1994; however, it has no state-recognized tribes today. The tribe, however, has broken into several factions, some of whom are seeking federal recognition as separate tribes. The three largest and most prominent factions are
  • The Chiricahua Tribe of California. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/24/2003.
  • Costoanoan Ohlone Rumsen-Mutsen Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/07/1994.
  • Gabrieliño/Tongva Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/21/1994. Recognized only as band of the Gabrieliño-Tongva Tribe.
  • The Displaced Elem Lineage Emancipated Members a.k.a. DELEMA. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/11/1998.
  • Costanoan Tribe of Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista Missions. Letter of Intent to Petition 5/11/1999; Letter of Intent withdrawn 5/10/2000.
  • Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/17/2002. Receipt of Petition 01/17/2002.
  • Fernandeño/Tataviam Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/24/1995.
  • Gabrieliño-Tongva Tribe or the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, as it was historically referred to
  • Confederation of Aboriginal Nations
  • Esselen/Coastanoan Tribe of Monterey County formerly Esselen Tribe of Monterey Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/16/1992; withdrawn 11/15/1996.
  • Eshom Valley Band of Michahai and Wuksachi. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/24/2005.
  • Alexander Valley Mishewal Wappo
  • Cherokee Nation Heritage Organization of California.
  • Dumna-Wo-Wah Tribal Government formerly Dumna Tribe of Millerton Lake. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/22/2002. Receipt of Petition 01/22/2002 as "Dumna Tribal Council."
  • Chukchansi Yokotch Tribe of Mariposa CA. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/25/1993.
  • Gabrieleño/Tongva Nation a.k.a. Gabrieliño/Tongva Tribe of the Los Angeles Basin.
  • Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians of California. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/03/1998. Recognized only as band of the Gabrieliño-Tongva Tribe.
  • Gabrieliño/Tongva Indians of California Tribal Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/14/1997. Recognized only as band of the Gabrieliño-Tongva Tribe.
  • Chilula Tribe
In past years, bills have been introduced in the California legislature to create a Gabrieliño-Tongva Reservation for the tribe and grant the tribe gaming rights; however, these bills failed to make it to the Governors desk. In their most recent attempt, Senate Bill 1134 introduced on January 30, 2008 would have created the Gabrieliño/Tongva Reservation without giving the tribe gaming rights. However, when the principal author, Senator Oropeza, found out that the tribe would use the reservation for leverage to obtain gaming rights, she pulled her sponsorship of the bill.
  • San Fernando Band of Mission Indians formerly Ish Panesh United Band of Indians; formerly Oakbrook Chumash People a.k.a. Ish Panesh Band of Mission Indians, Oakbrook Park Chumash. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/25/1995.
  • Northern Maidu Tribe
  • Wukchumni Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/22/1988. Certified letter undeliverable 10/1997.
  • Independence 14 Miranda Allotment
  • Washoe/Paiute of Antelope Valley. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/09/1976.
  • Konkow Valley Band of Maidu. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/20/1998.
  • Xolon Salinan Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/18/2001.
  • The Wintoon Tribe of Northern California, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/27/2005.
  • Sierra Foothill Wuksachi Yokuts Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/11/1999.
  • Hownonquet Community Association
  • Traditional Choinuymni Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/29/2000. Receipt of Petition 03/29/2000.
  • Paskenta Band of Momlaki Indians
  • Mono Lake Indian Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/09/1976.
  • Rancho San Timoteo Band of Serrano Indians
  • Tolowa Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/31/1983.
  • Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation II. Copycat band Letter of Intent to Petition 3/8/1996. Decline to Acknowledge 12/03/2007 72 FR 67951.
  • Wintu Indians of Central Valley, California. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/26/1984; certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997.
  • Maidu Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 1/6/1977
  • Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation formerly American Indian Council of Mariposa County a.k.a. Yosemite. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/24/1982.
  • Tehatchapi Tribe of the Tejon Reservation
  • Yokayo Tribe of Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/09/1987. Certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997
  • Kern Valley Indian Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/27/1979.
  • Mishkanaka Chumash
  • Wintu Tribe of Northern California. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/25/1993.
  • Winnemem Wintu Tribe
  • Wintoon Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/26/1984; certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997.
  • Muwekma Ohlone Tribe formerly Ohlone/Costanoan Muwekma Tribe a.k.a. Muwekma Indian Tribe: Costanoan/Ohlone Indian Families of the San Francisco Bay. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/09/1989. Declined to Acknowledge 9/17/2002 67 FR 58631; decision effective 12/16/2002.
  • Melochundum Band of Tolowa Indians
  • Shasta Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/28/1982.
  • San Cayetano Band of Cahuilla Indians or the Montoya Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Tsnungwe Council a.k.a. South Fork Hupa. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/22/1992.
  • Yosemite Mono Lake Paiute Indian Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/06/2005.
  • Toulumne Algerine Band of Yokut. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/23/2006.
  • North Fork Band of Mono Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/07/1983.
  • North Valley Yokut Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/22/2000. Receipt of Petition 09/22/2000.
  • Salinan Nation a.k.a. Salinan Chumash Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/10/1989.
  • Northern Band of Mono-Yokuts. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/22/2006.
  • TSi-akim Maidu. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/16/1998.
  • Nashville Eldorado Miwok Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/09/2004.
  • Tuolumne Band of Cherokee Indians.
  • Kawaiisu Tribe of the Tejon Indian Reservation
  • Wintu of Shasta-Toyon
  • Monachi Indian Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/14/2004.
  • Salinan Tribe of Monterey & San Luis Obispo Counties. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/13/1993.
  • Yamassee Native American Association of Nations, Van Nuys California
  • She-Bel-Na Band of Mendocino Coast Pomo Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/01/2006.
  • Honey Lake Maidu. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/01/2000. Receipt of Petition 06/01/2000.
  • Ohlone/Costanoan - Esselen Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/03/1992.
  • Tolowa-Tututni Tribe. Also in Oregon.
  • Woodfords Community Council
  • Wadatkuht Band of the Northern Paiutes of the Honey Lake Valley. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/26/1995.
  • Nor-Rel-Muk Nation formerly Hayfork Band; formerly Nor-El-Muk Band of Wintu Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/05/1984.
  • United Lumbee Nation of North Carolina and America. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/28/1980; Declined to Acknowledge 07/02/1985 50 FR 18746. Also in North Carolina.
  • United Maidu Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/06/1977.
  • United Hourma Nation, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 3/22/1994.
  • Miwok Tribe
  • Indian Canyon Band of Coastanoan/Mutsun Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/09/1989.
  • San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/18/1984.
  • Northfolk Band of Mono Indians
  • Tinoqui-Chalola Council of Kitanemuk and Yowlumne Tejon Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/16/1996.
  • Indian Cultural Organization
                                     

1.5. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Colorado

  • Munsee Thames River Delaware. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/22/1977; declined to Acknowledge 01/03/1983 47 FR 50109.
  • Council for the Benefit of the Colorado Winnebagoes. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/26/1993; certified letter returned "attempted, not known" 11/5/1997.


                                     

1.6. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Connecticut

  • The Southern Pequot Tribe a.k.a. The Southern Pequot Tribal Nation of Waterford. Letter of Intent to Petition 7/7/1998.
  • The Mohegan Tribe & Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/06/1992.
  • Poquonnock Pequot Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 7/7/1999.
  • New England Coastal Schaghticoke Indian Association
  • The Nehantic Tribe and Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 9/5/1997.
  • Algonquian Confederacy of the Quinnipiac Tribal Council
  • Grasmere Band of Wangunk Indians of Glastonbury, Connecticut formerly the Pequot Mohegan Tribe, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 4/12/1999.
  • Nipmuc Indian Bands
  • Paugussett Tribal Nation of Waterbury, Connecticut. Letter of Intent to Petiton 7/3/2002. Receipt of Petition 7/3/2002.
  • Native American Mohegans, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 9/19/2002. Receipt of Petition 9/19/2002.
  • The Western Pequot Tribal Nation of New Haven. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/27/2000.


                                     

1.7. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Florida

  • Choctaw Nation of Florida.
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Indian Creek Band
  • Florida Tribe of Cherokee Indians, Inc
  • Indian Creek Band, Chickamauga Creek & Cherokee Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/19/2004.
  • Echota Cherokee Tribe of Florida
  • Creeks East of the Mississippi a.k.a. Principal Creek Indian Nation East of the Mississippi. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/21/1973 ; declined to Acknowledge 12/21/1981 46 FR 51652, see also 47 FR 14783
  • Church of the Metis Tribe.
  • Creek-Euchee Band of Indians of Florida. Letter of Intent to Petition; Receipt of Petition 11/23/1999. Letter of Intent withdrawn 10/20/2000; merged with Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians
  • Arkansas White River Cherokee a.k.a. Chickamauga Cherokee Nation - White River Band I). Letter of Intent to Petition 10/22/2003. Despite the Arkansas name, the group is located in Florida. There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation - White River Band II and III in Oklahoma.
  • Apalachicola Band of Creek Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/17/2004
  • Muscogee Nation of Florida formerly Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/02/1978; awaiting Active Consideration; all documents have been filed with BAR.
  • Florida Mockingbird Clan
  • Choctaws of Florida a.k.a. Hunter Tsalagi-Choctaw Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/02/2005. Declined to acknowledge 2013-07-11.
  • Florida Tribe of Eastern Creeks.
  • Binay Tribe
  • Ocali Nation
  • Sovereign Miccosukee Seminole Nation, a.k.a. Everglades Miccosukee Tribe of Seminole Indians.
  • Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe, Milton, Florida
  • Perdido Bay Tribe of Lower Muscogee Creeks
  • Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe, Inc. of Florida. Also in Alabama.
  • Topachula Tribe
  • Red Nations Intertribal
  • Tuscola United Cherokee Tribe of Florida, Inc. formerly Tuscola United Cherokees of Florida & Alabama, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/19/1979; withdrawn at petitioners request 11/24/1997; reinstated 2005.
  • Ouachita Indians of Florida and America
  • Rainbow Tribes
  • Oklewaha Band of Seminoles.
  • Seminole Nation of Florida a.k.a. Traditional Seminole. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/05/1983; referred to SOL for determination 5/25/1990.
                                     

1.8. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Georgia

  • Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. III. This is an unrecognized tribe that have the same name as a State-recognized tribe Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. I.
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Band of Northwest Georgia.
  • The United Creeks of Georgia
  • American Cherokee Confederacy see Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Inc. SECC below). Known Bands: Horse Band OK.
  • Tama Indian Tribe
  • Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. SeCCI. Also in Michigan. Bands and Clans: Big Lake Eagle Band AK, Black Wolf Clan KY, Blue Band FL, Buffalo Creek Band TN, Earth Band PA, Enola Band NC, Grey Wolf Clan of Ochlocknee GA, Hummingbird Band CA, Hummingbird Medicine Band MO, Little Wolf Band MI, Long Hair Band FL, Lost Tribes Band MI, MN, Many Waters Band DE, MD, Mountain Band NC, Myrtlewood Band OR, Nighthawk Medicine Clan FL, Northern Lights Band MN, One Spirit Band TN, Panther Band GA, Patoka Valley Band IN, Red Cedar VA, Running Horse Band TX, Tennessee Chota Band TN, Turtle Band OK, Turtle Island Band OH, Turtle Moon Band FL, Uwharie Band NC, Wandering Waters Band MI, Wee Toc Band NC, Where Rivers Meet Band MI, Windsong Band DC MD).
  • Kokeneschv Natchez Nation.
  • Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. II. This is an unrecognized tribe in Dahlonega, GA, that have the same name as a State-recognized tribe Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. I.
  • The Yamassee Native American Moors of the Creek Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 4/27/1999.
  • Uganawvkalvgv Kituwah Ayeli, also known as Southeast Kituwah Nation.
  • Cherokee Indians of Georgia, Inc.
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Inc. SECC Letter of Intent to Petition 03/09/1978; Declined to Acknowledge 11/25/1985 50 FR 39047. Became the American Cherokee Confederacy on 1/31/1996, with a breakaway group Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. SeCCI forming on the same day. Bands: Northwest Cherokee Wolf Band OR, Red Clay Intertribal Indian Band TN.
  • North Georgia Cherokee Indians.
  • Southeastern Indian Nation.
  • The United Cherokee Nation UCN – Eastern National Office. Also in Arizona.
  • Georgia Band of Chickasaw Indians formerly Mississippi Band of Chickasaw Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 9/15/1998.
  • Manahoac Saponi Nation
  • Broad River Band of Cherokee.
  • South-Eastern Indian Nation. Incomplete Letter of Intent to Petition 01/05/1996; Incomplete Letter of Intent withdrawn at petitioners request 11/10/1997.
  • Cane Break Band of Eastern Cherokees. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/09/1979; rejoined Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokees, Inc. I, notification 7/16/1997
                                     

1.9. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Idaho

  • Delawares of Idaho, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/26/1979.
  • Lemhi-Shoshone Tribes was stripped of recognition in 1907.
                                     

1.10. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Illinois

  • Choctaw Nation Mississippi River Clan
  • Vinyard Indian Settlement of Shawnee Indians. Bill HB3217 proposed for state-recognition.
  • The People of the Mountains. Letter of Intent 6/3/2004.
                                     

1.11. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Indiana

  • United Metis Tribe
  • Eel River Tribe Inc. of Indiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/13/2006.
  • Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/02/1980; Declined to Acknowledge 08/17/1992 57 FR 27312.
  • Nimkii Band of the United Metis Tribe
  • Buffalo Spirit Band of the United Metis Tribe
  • Lone Wolf Band of Cherokee Indians.
  • Northern Cherokee Tribe of Indiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 7/26/1985
  • Wea Indian Tribe. Claims re-establishment in 2000 Letter of Intent to Petition 03/21/2007.
  • Upper Kispoko Band of the Shawnee Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/10/1991; certified letter returned undeliverable 10/30/1997.
  • The Zibiodey / River Heart Metis Association/Band
  • Wea Indian Tribe of Indiana. Claims re-establishment in 2004 Letter of Intent to Petition 11/29/2006.


                                     

1.12. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Kansas

  • Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory. Located in Arkansas and Missouri
  • Neutral Land Cherokee Group. Also in Missouri.
  • Kanasas Awi Akta District of NCNOLT. – Located in Kansas
  • Delaware-Muncie Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/19/1978.
  • Oklahoma Ani Tsi Na District of the NCNOLT. – Located in Oklahoma.
  • Wyandot Nation of Kansas. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/12/1994.
  • United Tribe of Shawnee Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/06/1995.
  • Red Nation of the Cherokee. Also in Arkansas.
  • Swan Creek & Black River Chippewas.
  • Kaweah Indian Nation, Inc. Also in North Carolina.
                                     

1.13. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Kentucky

  • Kentucky Cherokee Heritage Group.
  • Black Wolf Clan of SE Cherokee Council, Inc.
  • Ridgetop Shawnee were first recognized by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2009
  • Southeastern Kentucky Shawnee
  • Cherokee Tribe of Kentucky.
  • Southern Cherokee Nation of Kentucky.
                                     

1.14. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Louisiana

  • Kispoko Sept of Ohio Shawnee.
  • Avogel, Okla Tasannuk, Tribe/Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/19/2001.
  • The Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation of Louisiana Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/09/2003. Receipt of Petition 01/09/2003.
  • Apalachee Indian Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/22/1996.
  • Avogel Nation of Louisiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/13/2000.
  • Louisiana Choctaw Turtle Tribe.
  • Talimali Band, The Apalachee Indians of Louisiana formerly Apalachee Indians of Louisiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/05/1996.
  • Chahta Tribe.
  • Atakapa-Ishak Nation.
  • Avoyel-Kaskaskia Tribe of Louisiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/20/2005.
                                     

1.15. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Maine

  • Maliseet Tribe
  • Wesget Sipu Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 6/4/2002. Receipt of Petition 6/4/2002.
                                     

1.16. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Maryland

  • Youghiogaheny River Band Of Shawnee Indians
  • Accohannock Indian Tribal Association, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/18/1995.
  • Pocomoke Indian Nation
  • Federation: Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/23/96; determined ineligible to petition 5/15/1997.
  • Notoweega Nation. Filed with the Maryland Indian Commission, for State recognition. Oct 13, 2017. "Grass Roots Legal Concepts Intentionally Forgotten in Modern Indian Law Rulings. Do Indian law rulings spell the end of federal recognition?". Indian Country Media Network. Retrieved 2017-12-12. Garrett County History of Pioneer Families, by Charles E. Hoye.
                                     

1.17. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Massachusetts

  • Assonet Band of Wampanoags
  • Chappaquiddic Band of Massachusetts Letter of Intent to Petition 05/31/2007.
  • Federation of old Plimoth Indian Tribes, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/16/2000. Receipt of Petition 05/16/2000.
  • Pocasset Wampanoag Indian Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/01/1995
  • Cowasuck Band-Abenaki People, also known as Cowasuck Band of Pennacook Abenaki People. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/23/1995.
  • Chaubunagungamaug Band of the Nipmuck Nation, Webster/Dudley. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/22/1980 as part of Nipmuc Nation; separate letter of intent 5/31/1996; proposed finding was in progress. Declined to acknowledge on 6/25/2004, 69 FR 35664; Reconsideration request before IBIA not yet effective
  • United American Indians of New England
  • Quinsigamond Band of the Nipmucs
  • Narragansett Tribal of Indians
  • Ponkapoag Tribal Council
  • Pokanoket Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation. Also in Rhode Island.
  • Rebel Deaf Panther Tribe International
  • Mattakeeset Tribe of the Massachuset Nation
  • Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe
  • Council of Seven/Royal House of Pokanoket/Pokanoket Tribe/Wampanoag Nation
  • Natick Nipmuc Indian Council
  • New England Coastal Schaghticoke Indian Association and Tribal Council
  • Chappquiddick Tribe of the Wampanog Indian Nation Letter of Intent to Petition 05/21/2007.
  • Historical Nipmuc Tribe


                                     

1.18. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Michigan

  • Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. SeCCI. Also in Georgia.
  • Little Owl Band of Central Michigan Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/27/2000.
  • Maconce Village Band of Ojibwa. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/07/2000. Receipt of Petition 3/7/2000.
  • Lake Superior Chippewa of Marquette. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/13/1991.
  • Ooragnak Indian Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/1/1999. Receipt of Petition 12/01/1999.
  • Genesee Valley Indian Association
  • Wyandot of Anderdon Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/21/2003. Receipt of Petition 01/21/2003. Also in Ontario.
  • Maple River Band of Ottawa. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/31/2005.
  • Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians formerly Grand River Band Ottawa Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/16/1994.
  • Muskegon River Band of Ottawa Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/26/2002. Receipt of Petition 07/26/2002.
  • The Chi-cau-gon Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Iron County. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/12/1998.
                                     

1.19. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Minnesota

  • St. Croix Chippewa of Minnesota. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
  • Kah-Bay-Kah-Nong a.k.a. Gabekanaang Anishinaabeg /Warroad Chippewa, Letter of Intent to Petition 2/12/1979; Postal service returned certified letter 10/30/1997.
  • Snake and Knife Rivers Band of the St. Croix Chippewa of Minnesota. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
  • Rice Lake Band of Mississippi Ojibwe. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
  • Sandy Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa, petitioned for independent federal recognition and independent state recognition. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
  • Ni-Mi-Win Ojibways
  • Kettle River Band of the St. Croix Chippewa of Minnesota. Currently recognized only as part of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
  • Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 4/11/1996.
                                     

1.20. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Mississippi

  • Grand Village Natchez Indian Tribe
  • Mississippi Choctaw Indian Federation
  • Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/14/2006.
                                     

1.21. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Missouri

  • Northern Cherokee Nation. Dissoved into three groups
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation.
  • Amonsoquath Band of Cherokee.
  • Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory. Letter of Intent to Petition 2/19/1992. Also in Arkansas.
  • Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/17/1995. Also in California.
  • Kanasas Awi Akta District of NCNOLT.
  • Cherokee Nation West of Missouri & Arkansas formerly Cherokee Nation West - Southern Band of the Eastern Cherokee Indians of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 5/11/1998. Also in Arkansas.
  • Neutral Land Cherokee Group. Also in Kansas.
  • Ahi Ni Yv Wiya, Inc.
  • Oklahoma Ani Tsi Na District of the NCNOLT.
  • Lost Cherokee of Arkansas & Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/10/1999; letter returned, marked "in dispute" between two different addresses. Also in Arkansas.
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation I, also known as Chickamauga Cherokee Nation MO/AR White River Band and as White River Band of Chickamauga Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas. Also in Arkansas and Oklahoma. There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band II in Oklahoma.
  • Dogwood Band of Free Cherokees.
  • Northern Cherokee Tribe of Indians of Missouri and Arkansas. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/26/1985. Also in Arkansas.
  • Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/01/1998. Also in Arkansas.
  • Western Cherokee.
  • Sac River and White River Bands of the Chickamauga-Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri Inc. formerly Northern Chickamauga Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/05/1991. Also in Arkansas.
  • Saponi Nation of Missouri Mahenips Band. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/14/1999. Receipt of Petition 12/14/1999.
  • Southern Cherokee Indian Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/01/2006.
  • Western Cherokee of Arkansas/Louisiana Territories. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/2001. Receipt of Petition 10/05/2001. Also in Arkansas.
  • The Wilderness Tribe of Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 8/16/1999.
  • Ozark Mountain Cherokee Tribe of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/19/1999. Receipt of Petition 10/19/1999. Also in Arkansas.
                                     

1.22. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Montana

  • Swan Creek & Black River Chippewa
  • Ahon-to-ays Ojibwa Band a.k.a. Rocky Boy Ojibway Band. Incomplete letter of Intent to Petition 2/1/1996.
                                     

1.23. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Nevada

  • Pahrump Band of Paiutes, Letter of Intent to Petition 11/9/1987.
                                     

1.24. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes New Hampshire

  • Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire
  • Abenaki Indian Center, Inc.
  • Pennacook New Hampshire Tribe
                                     

1.25. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes New Jersey

  • Osprey Band of Free Cherokees
  • New Jersey Sand Hill Band of Indians also known as Sand Hill Band of Lenape and Cherokee Indians or Sand Hill Band of Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/09/2007.
  • Ramapough Mountain Indians, In 1978 the Ramapough Mountain Indians RMI filed a petition for federal recognition as a tribe. They did not submit a documented petition until April 23, 1990. The Bureau of Indian Affairs BIA on June 15, 1990 responded with a letter outlining the deficiencies in the petition. During the process, it repeatedly offered to have representatives meet with the tribe to review avenues of research, specifically court records land deeds, for the period 1750-1820 in which records are scarce. The RMI submitted a partial response on January 28, 1991. A fully revised petition was determined to be ready for active consideration on March 5, 1992. The petition was placed on active consideration status on July 14, 1992. In December 1993, the BIA issued its proposed finding, rejecting the tribes petition. It granted the tribe an opportunity to respond, including extensions. It issued its Final Determination rejecting its petition on December 11, 1995. This survived an internal BIA appeal in 1997 and a federal court appeal in 2001.
  • Eagle Medicine Band of Cherokee Indians, also in Pennsylvania
  • Schejachbi Wonameys, NJ Lenni Lenape Nation.
  • Unalachtigo Band of Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 2/1/2002.
  • Cherokee Nation of New Jersey


                                     

1.26. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes New Mexico

  • Genizaro. In 2007, the Genizaros received New Mexico state legislative recognition as an indigenous group. Although New Mexicos Legislative Memorial bills do not have the force of law, HM 40 and SM 59 formally acknowledge the legislative desire to recognize the Genizaros as an indigenous group. Some American Indian law scholars have opined that state legislative memorials and/or resolutions create official state recognition. Of the 16 states that have recognized tribes by their own authority, five have recognized tribes through the enactment of state legislative resolutions/memorials, suggesting this legislative recognition process is an appropriate means for granting formal state recognition.
  • Canoncito Band of Navajos, petitioned for independent federal recognition 07/31/1989. Note: this is a Chapter governing unit of the Navajo Nation.
  • Piro/Manso/Tiwa Tribe of Guadalupe Pueblo a.k.a. Tiwa Indian Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/17/2002. Receipt of Petition 12/17/2002.
  • Tlaxkaltekah Nation - Yankwik Mexiko. www.tlaxkaltekah.org
  • Piro/Manso/Tiwa Indian Tribe of the Pueblo of San Juan de Guadalupe. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/18/1971.
                                     

1.27. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes New York

  • Western Mohegan Tribe & Nation of New York. Letter of Intent to Petition 1/27/1997.
  • Montauk Indian Nation a.k.a. Montaukett Indian Nation of New York. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/31/1995.
  • Cherokee-Blackfeet.
  • Mohawk Nation Akwesasne Mohawk Territory
  • Montaukett Tribe of Long Island. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/16/1998.
  • The Chickamauga Notowega Creeks. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/19/2001.
  • North-Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
  • Mohawk Reservation
  • Deer Council of Free Cherokees.
  • Nuy Keetoowah, Inc.
  • Ohatchee Cherokee Tribe of New York and Alabama. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/16/2002. Receipt of Petition 12/16/2002.
  • Hudson River Band formerly Konkapot Band, Hudson Valley Band. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/19/2002. Receipt of Petition 04/19/2002.
                                     

1.28. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes North Carolina

  • Hattadare Indian Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/16/1979.
  • Coree Indians a.k.a. Faircloth Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/05/1978.
  • Guilford Native American Association
  • Four Hole Indian Organization, Letter of Intent to Petition 12/30/1976. Also in South Carolina.
  • Meherrin Indian Tribe II. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/27/1995.
  • Cherokee Indians of Robeson and Adjoining Counties. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/01/1979; determined ineligible to petition SOL opinion of 10/23/1989.
  • Cumberland County Association for Indian People
  • Kaweah Indian Nation, Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/28/1980; certified letter returned by P.O. 10/1997; Declined to Acknowledge 06/10/1985 50 FR 14302. Also in Kansas.
  • Indians of Person County formerly Cherokee-Powhattan Indian Association. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/07/1984.
  • Free Cherokee.
  • Meherrin-Chowanoke II; this has a name similar to a state-recognized tribe see below.
  • Eno-Occaneechi Tribe of Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/24/1997.
  • Creek-Cherokee Indians, Pine Tree Clan.
  • Cherokee Indians of Hoke County, Inc. a.k.a. Tuscarora Hoke Co. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/20/1983; determined ineligible to petition SOL opinion of 10/23/1989.
  • Hatteras-Tuscarora Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/24/1978: determined ineligible to petition SOL opinion of 10/23/1989. Merged with Tuscarora Nation East of the Mountains, 3/22/2004.
  • Cherokee Powhattan Indian Association.
  • Chicora-Siouan Indian People, Letter of Intent to Petition 02/10/1993. Also in South Carolina.
There is a State-recognized tribe with the same name, Meherrin Indian Tribe I.
  • Santee Tribe, White Oak Community. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/04/1979
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy.
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Silver Cloud Clan.
  • The Roanoke-Hatteras Indians of Dare County. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/10/2004.
  • Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/19/1985; determined ineligible to petition SOL opinion of 10/23/1989.
  • Ridge Band of Cherkees.
  • Tuscarora Nation of Indians of the Carolinas. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/21/2004.
  • Santee Tribe
  • Tuscarora Indian Tribe Drowning Creek Reservation. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/25/1981; determined ineligible to petition SOL opinion of 10/23/1989. Group formally dissolved and Department notified group 02/19/1997.
  • United Lumbee Nation of North Carolina and America, Letter of Intent to Petition 4/28/1980; Denied federal recognition 07/02/1985. Also in California.
  • Nee Tribe a.k.a. Nuluti Equani Ehi Tribe and Near River Dwellers.
  • Summerville Indian Group. Also in South Carolina.
  • Tsalagi Nation Early Emigrants 1817. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/30/2002. Receipt of Petition 07/30/2002.
  • NeHa-Tsunii Indian Nation
  • Tuscarora Nation East of the Mountains. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/08/1999.
Not to be confused with the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, a state-recognized tribe.
                                     

1.29. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes North Dakota

  • Little Shell Band of the North Dakota Tribe a.k.a. Little Shell Pembina Band of North America. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/11/1975.
  • Christian Pembina Chippewa Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 6/26/1984.
                                     

1.30. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Ohio

  • Kispoko Sept of Ohio Shawnee Hog Creek Reservation.
  • Lower Eastern Ohio Mekojay Shawnee. Letter of Intent to Petition 3/5/2001.
  • Munsee Delaware Indian Nation - USA, formerly known incorrectly as the "Munsee-Thames River Delaware" and as "Munsee Delaware Indian Nation". On June 20, 2013, Official State Recognition was granted by Governor John Kasich by authority of the State of Ohio by Gubernatorial Decree and also by the Mayor of the city of Columbus, Ohio and both Ohio U.S. Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, Director of Minority Affairs, State of Ohio, USDA Reps., Directors of the Ohio Historical Society, Franklinton Historical Society and other government officials.{} All commemorating and affirming the 200th anniversary of the "Friendship Treaty," also known as the Harrison-Tarhe Peace Conference 2nd Treaty of Greenville, 1814, with the tribe. The tribe is under the authority of Congress by the Greenville Treaty of 1795, the 1805 Treaty, the 1809 and 1913-14 treaties. These PRECEDE the Bureau of Indian Affairs by 13 years and have never been adjudicated and remain in force and effect.
  • Free Cherokee, Hokshichanklya Band.
  • Cherokee United Intertribal Indian Council.
  • Chickamauga Keetoowah Unami Band of Cherokee.
  • Mekoce Shawnee.
  • Free Cherokee, Four Direction Council.
  • Etowah Cherokee Nation.
  • Piqua Sept of Ohio Shawnee Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/16/1991. the Piqua Shawnee Tribe - officially recognized in Alabama by the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission via the authority of the Strong-Davis Act and in Ohio by Ohio Senate Resolution 188, adopted February 26, 1991 and by the Ohio House of Representatives 119th General Assembly Resolution No. 83, adopted April 3, 1991 as presented to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Washington D.C., and in Kentucky by Governors Proclamation dated August 13, 1991
  • Tutelo Nahyssan Tribal Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 7/27/2005.
  • Tallige Cherokee Nation, Fire Clan.
  • Cherokee Delaware Indian Center.
  • North Eastern U.S. Miami Inter-Tribal Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/09/1979.
  • Tutelo-Saponi Tribal Nation formerly known as Pine Hill Saponi Tribal Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/1/2002.
  • United Remnant Band of the Shawnee NationThe Ohio General Assembly held hearings and heard testimony from numerous groups. This legislature passed a joint resolution in 1979-1980 recognizing the United Remnant Band as an Indian tribe descended from the historic Shawnee.
  • Shawnee Nation, Ohio Blue Creek Band of Adams County. Letter of Intent to Petition 8/5/1998.
  • Chickamauga Keetoowah Unami Wolf Band of Cherokee Delaware Shawnee of Ohio, West Virginia & Virginia. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/28/2006.
  • Alleghenny Nation Indian Center Ohio Band I, also known as the Allegheny-Lenape Indian Council of Ohio. Letter of Intent to Petition 11/03/1979. Supposedly had provisional State Recognition for a year, but failed to produce necessary documentation for an official State Recognition.
  • The Nottoway in Ohio. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/03/2008.
  • Eastern Cherokee Nation, Overhill Band.
  • Saponi Nation of Ohio. Letter of Intent to Petition 9/25/1997.
  • Morning Star Shawnee Nation.
  • Alleghenny Nation Indian Center Ohio Band II. Letter of Intent to Petition 6/02/2005. Possibly broke away from Alleghenny Nation Indian Center Ohio Band I located 1 mile away.
  • Notoweega Nation. Also known as the Ohio Woodlands Tribe.
                                     

1.31. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Oklahoma

  • Canadian River Band of the Southern Cherokee Nation.
  • Oklahoma Ani Tsi Na District of the NCNOLT. – Located in Oklahoma.
  • Cataba Tribal Association
  • Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory. State-recognized in Missouri, but unrecognized in Arkansas and elsewhere.
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band II. There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band I in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
  • Kanasas Awi Akta District of NCNOLT. – Located in Kansas
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Nation I, also known as Chickamauga Cherokee Nation MO/AR White River Band and as White River Band of Chickamauga Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas. Also in Arkansas and Missouri. There is also a Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band II in Oklahoma.
  • Natchez Nation of Oklahoma
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Horse Clan.
  • Northern Chickamaunga Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri. Letter of Intent to Petition 9/5/1991
  • Northern Cherokee Tribe of Indians.
  • United Band of the Western Cherokee Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 3/14/2003.
  • Southern Cherokee Nation.
  • Yuchi Tribal Organization. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/1990; Declined to acknowledge 3/21/2000, 64 FR 71814.
  • Yuchi Euchee Tribe of Oklahoma located in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. It is seeking federal recognition and separation from the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, which subsumed the much smaller numbers of Yuchi during Removal.
                                     

1.32. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Oregon

  • Northwest Cherokee Wolf and Paint Clan.
  • The Cherokee Delaware Tribe of the Northwest.
  • Celilio-Wyam Indian Community
  • Tolowa-Tututni Tribe. Also in California.
  • Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes
  • Northwest Cherokee Deer Clan.
  • Tchinouk Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/16/1979; Declined to Acknowledge 03/17/1986, 51 FR 2437.
  • Northwest Cherokee Wolf Band of the Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/09/1978; Declined to Acknowledge 11/25/1985 50 FR 39047.
  • Chetco Tribe
  • Confederated Tribes: Rogue, Table Rock & Associated Tribes. Letter of Intent to Petition 3/24/1997; properly executed Letter of Intent 6/19/1997.
                                     

1.33. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Pennsylvania

  • Lenape Nation a.k.a. Eastern Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/16/2000.
  • Eastern Delaware Nations.
  • Thunder Mountain Lenape Nation
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy of Pennsylvania.
  • Tsalagi Elohi Cherokee Earth.
  • Free Cherokee-Chickamauga.
  • White Path Society.
  • Lenape Nation.
  • United Cherokee Tribe of West Virginia. Also in South Carolina and West Virginia.
                                     

1.34. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Puerto Rico

  • Naguake Indigenous Base Community
  • Maisiti Yukayeke Taino
  • Consejo General de Tainos Boricanos
  • Liga Guakia Taina ke Our Taino Land
  • Turabo Taino Indian Nation in Puerto Rico
  • Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation of Boriken. Puerto Rico.
  • Concilio Taino Guatu-Ma-Cu A Boriken Puerto Rico
                                     

1.35. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Rhode Island

  • Pokanoket Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/1994 for Federal Recognition. State recognition attempted for the tribe with the introduction of State of Rhode Island House Bill 2006--H 7236, but the bill was never passed. Also in Massachusetts.
  • Aquidneck Indian Council
  • Rhode Island Indian Council
  • Pokanoket-Wampanoag Federation: Wampanoag Nation/Pokanoket Tribe and Bands. Letter of intent to petition 1/5/1998.
  • Wappinger Tribal Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 7/7/2003.
  • Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/29/1998.
  • Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/15/2000. Receipt of Petition 09/15/2000.
                                     

1.36. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes South Carolina

South Carolina recognizes some Native American entities as groups or special interest organizations, but not as tribes.

                                     

1.37. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Groups recognized by the state as of 2019, but not as tribes

  • Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek.
  • Natchez Tribe of South Carolina.
  • Chaloklowa Chickasaw Indian People.
  • Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina, Inc.
                                     

1.38. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Other unrecognized tribes and groups

  • American Indian Center of South Carolina.
  • Cherokee Bear Clan of South Carolina.
  • Little Horse Creek American Indian Association.
  • Edisto Indian Organization of South Carolina also known as Edisto Indian Tribe.
  • Horse Creek Indian Heritage Association.
  • Santee Indian Nation.
  • Free Cherokee-Chickamauga
  • Waccamaw Siouan Indian Association. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/16/1992; Postal service returned certified letter 11/5/1997.
  • Four Hole Indian Organization, Edisto Tribal Council. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/30/1976. Also in North Carolina.
  • Chicora Indian Tribe of South Carolina formerly Chicora-Siouan Indian People. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/10/1993. Also in North Carolina.
  • Pee Dee Indian Association. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/30/1995.
  • Sumter Band of Cheraw Indians.
  • Broad River Band of Cherokee.
  • Carolina Indian Heritage Association.
  • Pine Hill Indian Community
  • Fields Indian Family – Pine Hill Indian Community.
  • Summerville Indian Group. Also in North Carolina.
  • Cherokees of South Carolina.
  • Paia Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation.
  • Marlboro & Chesterfield Pee Dee Band a.k.a. Upper Pee Dee Nation of South Carolina
  • Croatan Indian Tribe of South Carolina.
  • Midlands Intertribal Empowerment Group.
  • The Chicora-Waccamaw Indian People. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/05/1994.
  • United Cherokee Tribe of West Virginia. Also in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
                                     

1.39. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Tennessee

  • Etowah Cherokee Nation I. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/31/1990; certified letter returned undeliverable 10/1997. The recognition of this group, which operated out of Cleveland, Tennessee, is denied by the state legislature, contesting the authority of a Proclamation of Recognition by the Governor of Tennessee of 25 May 25, 1978.
  • Cherokee Wolf Clan whose headquarters is in Yuma, Tennessee
  • Remnant Yuchi Nation whose headquarters is in Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Chikamaka Band whose headquarters is in Tracy City, Tennessee
  • United Eastern Lenape Nation of Winfield, Tennessee
  • Tanasi Council, whose headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Central Band of Cherokee whose headquarters is in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee declined to acknowledge 2012-07-24
                                     

1.40. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Texas

  • United Mascogo Seminole Tribe of Texas. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/31/2002. Receipt of Petition 12/31/2002.
  • Nato Indian Nation Native American Tribal Organization, Grand Prairie, Texas, also in Utah
  • Court of the Golden Eagle, The Oukah.
  • Southeastern Cherokee Tribe and Associated Bands.
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Sequoyah Clan.
  • Comanche Penateka Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/03/1998.
  • United Chickamaugan.
  • Cherokee Nation of Mexico, based in Dripping Springs, Texas.
  • Cherokee Nation of Texas, Limited.
  • Free Cherokee, Hummingbird Clan.
  • Cherokee Nation of Texas, Tsalagiyi Nvdagi, Troup.
  • Texas Gulf Coast Cherokee and Associated Bands.
  • Tap Pilam: The Coahuiltecan Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/03/1997.
  • Absentee Seminole Tribe of Texas,
  • Atakapas Ishak Nation of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Letter of Intent to Petition 02/02/2007.
  • American Cherokee Tribe of Texas.
  • Texas Buffalo Bayou Band of Chickamaugan Cherokee, Southern Cherokee Nation.
  • Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas
  • Creek Indians of Texas at Red Oak
  • Pamaque Clan of Coahuila y Tejas Spanish Indian Colonial Missions Inc. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/23/2002; Receipt of Petition 04/23/2002. BAR Papers filed 2005.
  • The Arista Indian Village. Letter of Intent to Petition 05/21/2002. Receipt of Petition 05/21/2002.
  • Tribal Council of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Nation of Texas. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/06/1998.
  • The Yanaguana Bands of Mission Indians of Texas. Letter of Intent to Petition 10/19/2004.
  • Texas Band of Yaqui Indians
  • Chickamauga Cherokee Brushy Creek Band.
  • Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy, Hawk Clan.
  • Jumano Tribe West Texas formerly The People of LaJunta Jumano/Mescalero). Letter of Intent to Petition 03/26/1997.
                                     

1.41. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Utah

  • White Mesa Ute Council
  • Northeast Band of Shoshone Indians
  • Cherokee Indian Descendents Organization of the Ani-Yun-Wiya.
  • Rocky Mountain Band of Cherokee Descendents - Magna.
  • Nato Indian Nation Native American Tribal Organization, Provo, Utah, also in Texas
  • Colorado River Band of the Southern Cherokee Nation.
                                     

1.42. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Vermont

  • Free Cherokee, Tribal Council.
  • Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation.not to be confused with Traditional Koasek Abenaki Nation of the Koas who does have State of Vermont Recognition
  • Sunray Meditation Society.
  • Green Mountain Band of Cherokee.
                                     

1.43. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Virginia

  • Cherokee of Virginia Birdtown.
  • Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe, 501c3 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Wolf Creek Cherokee Indian Tribe of Virginia. Failed bill introduced to Virginia for state-recognition 1/19/2015
  • Rappahannock Indian Tribe II. Letter of Intent to Petition 01/31/2001. Shares a name with a State recognized tribe Rappahannock Indian Tribe I.
  • Wicocomico Indian Nation a.k.a. Historic Wicocomico Indian Nation of Northumberland County, Virginia. Letter of Intent to Petition 09/15/2000. Receipt of Petition 08/28/2000.
  • Appalachian Cherokee Nation.
  • Buffalo Ridge Cherokees.
  • Northern Tsalagi Indian Nation.
  • United Cherokee Indian Tribe of Virginia. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/03/2000. Receipt of Petition 07/31/2000.
  • Halooie Indian Tribe, Seminary Hill area of Alexandria, VA.
  • Inagel Tsalagi, Cherokee of Virginia.
  • Turtle Band of Cherokee.
  • Southern Cherokee Confederacy, Pine Log Clan.
  • Ani-Stohini/Unami Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 07/08/1994.
  • Free Cherokees Spider Clan.
                                     

1.44. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Virgin Islands

  • Opia Carib Indian Tribe in U.S Virgin Islands St. Thomas
                                     

1.45. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Washington

  • Snohomish Tribe of Indians. Letter of Intent to Petition 03/13/1975; Declined to Acknowledge 03/05/2004 68 FR 68942.
  • Noo-Wha-Ha Band
  • Mitchell Bay Band of the San Juan Islands
  • Duwamish Indian Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/07/1977; Declined to Acknowledge 05/08/2002 66 FR 49966.
  • Anisahani Blue Clan.
  • Free Cherokees, Four Directions Council.
  • Marietta Band of Nooksacks
  • Kikiallus Indian Nation
  • Chinook Indian Tribe of Oregon & Washington, Inc. a.k.a. Chinook Nation Letter of Intent to Petition 07/23/1979; Declined to acknowledge 7/12/2003, 67 FR 46204. Also in Oregon.
  • Snoqualmoo Tribe of Whidbey Island. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/14/1988.
  • Steilacoom Tribe. Letter of Intent to Petition 08/28/1974; Proposed Finding 02/07/2000. Declined Acknowledgment effective 6/17/2008 73 FR 14833.
                                     

1.46. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes West Virginia

  • United Cherokee Tribe of West Virginia. Letter of Intent to Petition 12/30/2005. Also in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
  • Notoweega Nation. "Grass Roots Legal Concepts Intentionally Forgotten in Modern Indian Law Rulings. Do Indian law rulings spell the end of federal recognition?". Indian Country Media Network. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  • Monican Indian Nation. Letter of Intent to Petition 8/23/2007.
                                     

1.47. List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes Wisconsin

  • Southern Cherokee Confederacy, Wisconsin.
  • Muhheconnuck and Munsee Tribes. Letter of Intent to Petition 06/04/2003.
  • Brothertown Indians of Wisconsin. Letter of Intent to Petition 04/15/1980. declined to acknowledge 2012-12-11