Alphabetical Enumeration of Indian Tribes

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  • Dahcota, or Docata, the name by which the Sioux know themselves.
  • Delaware, (Lenna-lenape,) those once On Delaware River and 1750.
  • Dinondadies, (Hurons,) same called by the French Tionontaties
  • Doegs, small tribe on the Maryland side Potomac River, in 1675.
  • Dogribs (Blackfeet,) but speak a different language.
  • Dogs, the Chiens of the French. See Chien.
  • Dotame, 120 in 180; about the heads of Chien River, in the open country.


  • Eamuses. See Emusas,
  • Echemins, (Canoe-men,) on R. St. Johns; include Passamaquoddies and St. Johns.
  • Edistoes, in S. Carolina in 1670; a place still bears their name there.
  • Emuas, (Seminoles,) W. side Chattahoochee, 2 m. above the Wekisas 20 in 1820.
  • Eneshures, at the great Narrows of the Columbia; 1,200 in 1820 in 41 lodges.
  • Eries, along E. side of Lake Erie, destroyed by the Iroquois about 1645.
  • Esaws, on River Pedee, S. Carolina, in 1820; then powerful; Catawbas, probably.
  • Eskeloots, about 1,000 in 1820, in 21 lodges or clans, on the Columbia.
  • Esquimaux, all along the northern coasts of the frozen ocean, N. of 60° N. lat.
  • Etohussewakkes, (Semin.,) on Chattohoochee, 3 m. above Ft. Gainer; 100 in 1820.


  • Facullies, 100 in 1820; on Stuart Lake, W. Rocky Mount; lat. 54°, lon. 125° W.
  • Fall, so called from their residence at the falls of the Kooskooskee See Alansars.
  • Five Nations, Mohawks, Senecas, Cayugas, Onondagas and Oneidas; which see.
  • Flat Heads, (Tutseewas,) on a large river W. R.; on S. fork Columbia r.
  • Folles Avoines, the French so called the Menominies.
  • Fond Du Lac, roam from Snake River to the Sandy Lakes.
  • Fowl-Towns, (Seminoles,) 12 m. E. Fort Scott; about 300 in 1820.
  • Foxes, (Ottagamies,) called Renards by the French; dispossessed by B. Hawk’s war.


  • Ganawese, on the heads of Potomac River; same as Kanhaways, probably.
  • Gayhead, Martha’s Vineyard; 200 in 1800; in 1820, 340.
  • Grand River, on Grand r., N. side L. Ontario; Mohawks, Senecas, and oth; 2,000.
  • Gros Ventres, W. Mississippi, on Maria River, in 1806; in 1834, 3,000.

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MLA Source Citation:

Drake, Samuel Gardner. The aboriginal races of North America; comprising biographical sketches of eminent individuals, and an historical account of the different tribes, from the first discovery of the continent to the present period, and a copious analytical index. Philadelphia, C. Desilver. 1860. Web. 31 January 2015. - Last updated on Jan 13th, 2015


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