of the United States
We have endeavored to bring the reader the most information possible
on all Indian Tribes of North America. Through links and books we
have provided history, clans, location, customs and more specific to
each of the tribes listed below.
In reading the histories you will notice each author may use
different spelling of some of the names of the tribes, we have
attempted to link them together through out the pages.
Tribal information extracted from the
The Handbook of American Indians North of
Mexico was compiled by some of the best and well known Indian
researchers of that time. Many of which wrote only about
specific tribes. The work began in 1873 and was submitted to
the Bureau of Ethnology for publication in 1905. There are
approximately 2,500 tribes listed in the book, most of which you
will find on our pages listed as
Indian Tribal Histories or
Indian Bands, Gens and Clans
Because this book is so extensive we
have included other sections which we felt would be of interest to our readers:
Indian Facts and Fallacies,
Indian Chiefs and Leaders,
Indian Reservations, and Indians of
Canada and Mexico (in progress).
Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi
by David Bushnell. Bushnell paints a vivid picture of the homes, camps
and travels of our Indian Ancestors.
The Aboriginal Races of North America by Samuel G. Drake, provides the
reader with an enumeration of the tribes known at that time and endeavors to
divide North America into certain districts, each which include all Indians
speaking the same or dialects of the same language.
The Indian Tribes of North America, by John R. Swanton, the author
divides the United States by regions and places the many tribes in that area.
This work is not completely accurate and many of the tribes moved in a wide area
especially for hunting and winter camps.
Tribe name ~ Links to Tribe
Just click on the author's name to view what they have written on a tribe
This book provides more information than
just the History of the Tribes, we have made
pages that contain additional information.
We have also built pages that will provide
you links to other pages on our site that
contains additional information on specific
tribes (some still in progress). If you use
the search on
Access Genealogy, using terms like
Tribal names, Indian Dance, Indian Customs
and more, you will find pages within books
on that subject. Be sure to put the specific
tribe in your search like Blackfoot Indian
Additional Indian Resources
Notes About the Book:
Source: The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Frederick Webb
Hodge. 1906, Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office.
Online Publication: The manuscript was scanned and
then ocr'd. Minimal editing has been done, and readers can and should expect
some errors in the textual output.
This site includes some historical materials that may imply negative
stereotypes reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place.
These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be
interpreted to mean that the WebMasters in any way endorse the stereotypes