First
People of Tennessee
And the American Southeast




Federally Recognized Tribes
in or from the
Southeastern United States ~ 2001
Contributed by  Glen Davis
[source: Bureau of Indian Affairs]

       As of early 2001, this is the COMPLETE list of Federally Recognized Tribes located in the states listed. Any group not on this list, with words such as “tribe,” “nation,” “band,” “Cherokee,” “Choctaw,” etc. in their name was not, at that time, a federally recognized tribe.


      Name                                    Headquarters Location

      Alabama:
       - Poarch Creek Indians ..................... Atmore, AL

      Arkansas:
      - none

      Florida:
       - Miccosukee Indian Tribe ................... Miami, FL
       - Seminole Indian Tribe ..................... Hollywood, FL

      Louisiana:
       - Chitimacha Indian Tribe ................... Clarenton, La
       - Coushatta Indian Tribe .................... Elton, LA
       - Jena Band of Choctaw Indians .............. Jena, LA
       - Tunica-Biloxi Tribe ....................... Marksville, LA

      Mississippi:
       - Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians ....... Philadelphia, MS

      Missouri
       - none, but the tribal headquarters of the Eastern Shawnee 
         Tribe of Oklahoma is located in Seneca, MO

      North Carolina:
       - Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians .......... Cherokee, NC

      Oklahoma:
       - Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town ............. Muskogee, OK
       - Cherokee Nation ........................... Tahlequah, OK
       - Chickasaw Nation .......................... Ada, OK
       - Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma ................ Durant, OK
       - Muscogee (Creek) Nation ................... Okmulgee, OK
       - Osage Tribal Council ...................... Pawhuska, OK
       - Quapaw Tribal Business Committee .......... Quapaw, OK
       - Seminole Nation of Oklahoma ............... Wewoka, OK
       - United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians . Tahlequah, OK

      South Carolina:
       - Catawba Indian Tribe ...................... Catawba, SC

      Tennessee:
       - none

      Texas:
       - Alabama - Coushatta Tribes of Texas ....... Livingston, TX
       - Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas ....... Eagle Pass, TX
       - Ysleta del Sur Pueblo ..................... El Paso, TX

      Virginia
       - none 




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