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Native American Roots

For a mini-course on researching American Indian ancestry, pair this list of links with the article from which they were extracted:  "Tribal Ties",  written by Nancy Hendrickson for the October 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine, beginning on page 35.  Also, please visit Nancy Hendrickson's web site at:
Thank you Nancy for these excellent resources!

Northeast  |  Great Basin, Interior Plateau and Northwest Coast  | Southeast
 Southwest and California |  Plains, Prairies, and Woodlands

Native American Ancestry Research Links

 Cyndi's List - Native American
 Federally Recognized American Indian Tribes
 Heart of America Indian Center
 Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
 Indian Tribes - Index by State
 National Museum of the American Indian
 Native American Links
 Native American Nations
 Native American Records Databases
     Native American Resources - Rootsweb
 Native Web
 State Historical Society of Missouri
 Tawodi's American Indian Genealogy


Territory:  Area bordered by Canada on the north, Great Lakes on the west, Tenessee River to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Tribes:  Abenaki, Algonkin, Cayuga, Delaware, Huron, Iroquois, Kickapoo, Mohawk, Narraganset, Penobscot, Ottawa, Oneida, Seneca, Shawnee, Tuscarora, Wampanoag.

Delaware Tribe of Indians
Four Huron Wampum Records
Mohawk and Iroquois Index
Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne
Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs
Oneida Nation
Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
People of the Standing Stone
The Seneca Nation of Indians
The Six Nations
Tuscarora and Six Nations Web Sites
United Tribe of Shawnee Indians
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
The Wampum Chronicles

Great Basin, Interior Plateau,
and Northwest Coast

Territory:  Western half of Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado;  Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Idaho.

Tribes:  Bannock, Cayuse, Chinook, Clatsop, Duwamish, Flathead, Haida, Kutenai, Klamath, Nez Perce, Paiute, Shoshone, Spokane, Suquamish, Tillamook, Ute, Wenatchee, Wishram, Yakama.

 Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Paiute)
 Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
 Official Nez Perce Perce Tribe Web Site
 Southern Ute
 Spokane Tribe
 Suquamish Tribe


Territory:  Area bordered by Kentucky and Virginia on the north, Mississippi River to the West, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic on the South and East.

Tribes:  The Five Civilized Tribes--Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole--plus Alabama, Apalachee, Catawba, Natchez, Quapaw, Yamasee.

 All Things Cherokee
 Beginning Your Cherokee Research
 Cherokee By Blood
 The Cherokee Messenger
 The Cherokee Nation
 Cherokee National Historical Society
 Chickasaw Nation
 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
 Eastern Band of Cherokee
 Muscogee Creek Nation
 Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma
 Seminole Genealogy
 Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
 Seminole Tribe of Florida

Southwest and California

Territory:  Most of Arizona and New Mexico, part of western and southern Texas, California.

Tribes:  Apache, Cahuilla, Chumash, Havasupai, Miwok, Modoc, Mojave, Navajo, Papago, Pima, Yaqui, Yavapai, and yuma, plus the Pueblo tribes of the Hopi, Laguna, Taos, and Zuni.

 The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
 Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
 Links to Apache Indians
 Navajo Nation

Plains, Prairies, and Woodlands

Territory:  Extended from Canada almost to Mexico.  Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; eastern Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado; extreme eastern part  of New Mexico; North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas Arkansas and Texas.  Woodlands bounded by Lake Michigan and Lake Superior on the east, Missouri on the west; includes Illionois and parts of Wisconsin and Iowa.

Tribes:  Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Comanche, Crow, Fox, Illinois, Kansa, Kiowa, Mandan, Menominee, Omaha, Osage, Pawnee, Sac, Sioux, Winnebago.

 Blackfeet Nation
 Cheyenne Genealogy
 Lakota Dakota Information Home Page
 Northern Cheyenne
 Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara
 Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux History
 Comanche Language and Cultural Preservation Committee
 Great Lakes Intertribal Council
 The Illini Confederation
 Menominee of Wisconsin
 Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
 The Sac and Fox Nation
 The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
 Sioux Heritage
 South Dakota native American Genealogy

Created by Amy Starr Degnan August 2003

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