Alphabetical Enumeration of Indian Tribes

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  • Quabaogs, (Nipmuks,) at a place of the same name, now Brookfield, Mass.
  • Quapaw, 700 in 1820, on Arkansas r., opp. Little Rock ; reduced by sm. pox in 1720.
  • Quathlahpohtles, on S. W. side Columbia, above mouth Tahwahnahiook River.
  • Quatoghie, (Wyandots,) once S. side L. Michigan; sold their lands to Eng. in 1707.
  • Quesadas, See Coosadas.
  • Quieetsos, on the Pacific; 250 in 1820; N. Columbia r. next N. of the Quiniilts.
  • Quiniilts, on coast of the Pacific, N, of Columbia r.; 250 in 1820; next the Pailshs.
  • Quinnechart, coast Pacific next N. Calasthocles N. Columbia r.; 2,000 in 1820.
  • Quinnipissa, are those called Bayagoulas by the Chevalier Tonti.
  • Quddies, See Passamaquoddie. Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc. iii. 181.


  • Rapids,  See Pawistucienemuks.
  • Redground, (Seminoles,) 100 in 1820, on Chattahoochie r., 12 m. above Florida line.
  • Redknife, so called from their copper knives; roam in the region of Slave Lake.
  • Red-Stick, (Seminoles,) the Baton Rouge of the French.
  • Red-Wing, (Sioux,) on Lake Pepin, under a chief of their name; 100 in 1820.
  • Racaree (Paunees ) before 1805, 10 large Vill. on Missouri r.; reduced by small pox.
  • River, (Mohegans,) S. of the Iroquois, down the N. side of Hudson r.
  • Round-Heads, (Hurons,) E, side Lake Superior; 2,500 in 1764.
  • Ryawas, on the Padouca fork of the Missouri; 900 in 1820.


  • Sachdagughs, (Powhattans,) perhaps the true name of the Powhatans.
  • Sankhikans, the Delawares knew the Mohawks by that name.
  • Santees, a small tribe in N. Carolina in 1701, on a river perpetuating their name.
  • Saponies, (Wanamies,) Sapona River, Carolina, in 1700;  joined Tuscaroras, 1720.
  • Satanas, a name, it is said, given the Shawanees by the Iroquois.
  • Sauk or Sac, united with Fox before 1805; then on Mississ., above Illinois.
  • Sauteurs or Fall Indians, of the French, about the falls of St. Mary.
  • Savannahs, so called from the river, or the river from them; perhaps Yamasees.
  • Scattakooks, upper part of Troy, N. Y. ; went from New England about 1672.
  • Seminoles, have been established in Florida a hundred years.
  • Senecas, one of the Five Nations; “ranged many thousand miles” in 1700.
  • Sepones, in Virginia in 1775, but a remnant. See Sapones.
  • Serranna, (Savannahs ?) in Georgia; nearly destroyed by the Westoes about 1670.
  • Sewees, a small tribe in N. Carolina, mentioned by Lawson in 1710.
  • Shallalah, 1,200 in 1816, on the Pacific, S. Columbia r. next the Cookkoo-oosee.
  • Shallattoos, on Columbia River, above the Skaddals; 100 in 1820.
  • Shanwappone, 400 in 1820, on the heads of Cataract and Taptul Rivers.
  • Shawane, once over Ohio; 1672, subdued by Iroquois; 1,383 near St. Louis in 1820.
  • Sheastukle, 900 in 1820, on the Pacific, S. Columbia r., next beyond the Youitz.
  • Shinikooks, a tribe of Long Island, about what is now South Hampton.
  • Shoshonee, 30,000 in 1820, on plains N. Missouri; at war with the Blackfeet.
  • Shoto, (Wappatoo,) 460 in 1820, on Columbia River, opposite mouth of Wallaumut.
  • Sicaunies, 1,000 in 1820, among the spurs of the Rocky Mountains W.of the Rapids.
  • Sioux, discovered by French, 1660; 33,000 in 1820, St. Peter’s, Mississ., and Misso.
  • Sisatones, upper portions of Red r., of L. Winnipec and St. Peter’s, in 1820.
  • Sitimacha, See Chitimicha.
  • Sitka, on King George III. Islands, on the coast of the Pacific about lat. 57° N.
  • Six Nations, (Iroquois,) Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Shawane.
  • Skaddals, on Cataract River, 25 m. N. of the Big Narrows ; 200 in 1820.
  • Skeetsomish, 2,600 in 1820, on a ricer of their name flowing into the Lastaw.
  • Skilloot, on Columbia River, from Sturgeon Island upward; 2,500 in 1820.
  • Skennemoke, or Tuckapas, on Vermilion River, La., 6 leagues W. of N Iberia.
  • Smokshop, on Columbia r., at the mouth of the Labiche; 800 in 1820, in 24 clans.
  • Snake, See Aliatans, or Shoshonees.
  • Sokokie, on Saco River, Maine, until 1725, when they withdrew to Canada.
  • Sokulk, on the Columbia, above mouth of Lewis’s River; 2,400 in 1820.
  • Souriquois, (Mikmaks,) once so called by the early French.
  • Souties, (Ottowas,) a band probably mistaken for a tribe by the French.
  • Soyennom, (Chopummish,) on N. side E. fork of Lewis’s River; 400 in 1820, W. R.
  • Spokain, on sources Lewis’s River, over a large tract of country, W. Rock Mts.
  • Squannaroo, on Cataract r., below the Skaddals; 120 in 1820; W. Rock Mts.
  • Staetans, on heads Chien r., with the Kanenavish; 400 in 1805; resemble Kiawas.
  • Stockbridge, New, (Mohegans and Iroquois,) collected in N. Y, 1786; 400 in 1820.
  • Stockbridge, Mass. (Mohegans ) settled there in 1734; went to Oneida in 1786.
  • St. John’s, (Abenakies,) about 300 still remain on that river.
  • Susquehannok, on W. shore of Md. in 1607 ; that river perpetuates their name.
  • Sussees, near sources of a branch of the Saskashawan W. Rocky Mountains.
  • Symerons, a numerous race, on the E. side of the Isthmus of Darien.

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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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