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Native American Tribes in the US

There are about 187 federally recognized cultural groups of Native Americans in the continental US. How many can you name?
Source: Wikipedia
Not counting the 231 tribes of Alaska
We combine bands from the same cultural group. For example, if a tribe had upper and lower branches, we would combine them into one
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Last updated: March 12, 2019
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Answer
A'aninin
Achomawi
Ak Chin
Akimel O'odham
Alabama
Alabama-Quassarte
Alsea
Apache
Arapaho
Assiniboine
Athapascan
Bear River
Blackfeet
Caddo
Cahto
Cahuilla
Catawba
Cayuga
Cayuse
Chehalis
Chelan
Chemehuevi
Cherokee
Chetco
Cheyenne
Chickahominy
Chickasaw
Chinook
Chippewa
Chitimacha
Choctaw
Chukchansi
Answer
Chumash
Cocopah
Coeur D'Alene
Colville
Comanche
Coos
Coquille
Coushatta
Cowlitz
Cree
Creek
Crow
Cupeno
Dakota
Delaware
Entiat
Fox
Goshute
Havasupai
Ho-Chunk
Hoh
Hopi
Hualapai
Hupa
Huron
Iowa
Iroquois
Kalispel
Kalpuya
Karuk
Kaw
Kickapoo
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Kiowa
Klallam
Klamath
Klickitat
Kootenai
Kumeyaay
Luiseno
Lummi
Maidu
Makah
Maliseet
Mattaponi
Mattole
Me-Wuk
Menominee
Methow
Miami
Miccosukee
Micmac
Miwok
Modoc
Mohave
Mohawk
Mohegan
Molalla
Monacan
Mono
Muckleshoot
Nansemond
Narragansett
Navajo
Nespelem
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Nez Perce
Nisqually
Nomlaki
Nooksack
Odawa
Ojibwe
Okanagan
Omaha
Oneida
Onondaga
Osage
Otoe-Missouria
Ottawa
Paiute
Palus
Pamunky
Papago
Pascua Yaqui
Passamaquoddy
Pawnee
Pee-Posh
Penobscot
Peoria
Pequot
Pomo
Ponca
Potawatomi
Pueblo
Puyallup
Quapaw
Quechan
Quileute
Answer
Quinault
Rappahannock
Rogue River
S'Kallam
Sac
Salish
Sanpoil
Sauk
Seminole
Seneca
Serrano
Shasta
Shawnee
Shinnecock
Shoshone
Siletz
Sioux
Siuslaw
Skagit
Skokomish
Snoqualmie
Spokane
Squaxin
Stillaguamish
Suiattle
Suquamish
Swinomish
Takelma
Tejon
Tenino
Tillamook
Tolowa
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Tonkawa
Tubatulabal
Tunica-Biloxi
Tuscarora
Tututni
Umatilla
Umpqua
Ute
Wailaki
Walla Walla
Wampanoag
Wanapam
Wasco
Washoe
Wenatchi
Wichita
Wintun
Wishram
Wiyot
Wyandotte
Yakama
Yana
Yavapai
Yokuts
Yuki
Yurok
Zuni
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level 65
Mar 8, 2019
Please accept Athabascan and Athabaskan; these are very common spellings and I spent a lot of time trying various Alaska Native community names wondering why it wouldn't take either of those spellings. Thank you.
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level ∞
Mar 12, 2019
Okay
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level 86
Mar 11, 2019
I can't believe that Sioux was one of the last ones I got.
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level 72
Mar 12, 2019
I assume you mean Continental US? The only Alaskan group on the list is Athabaskan, because they also exist outside of Alaska.
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level ∞
Mar 12, 2019
Yes, good catch.
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level 80
Mar 12, 2019
I normally don't care about this kind of stuff, but was curious about how others did on this one. The stats distribution is laughable. More than half of quiz takers got 11 or less, yet 7.5% of quiz takers (28 people as of today) got them ALL? A quiz in which only 7 total answers have even 50% of people get correct? Combined with the fact that not a single person got between 157-186 correct tells me that we have a clear subset of users who just look at the results and type in all the answers to get their 5 points. To each their own, but it's interesting to say the least.
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level 71
Mar 13, 2019
Yeah, I don't really get the point of "cheating" on these quizzes either, but I think that some (not all of course) of the 14-and-under crowd tends to view anything online as yet another game to win. (I was just shocked that my measly little 20/187 got me 3 points!!!)
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level 20
Mar 27, 2019
GREAT
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level 60
Apr 22, 2019
Most of the ones I knew were the ones we learned about that settled in my home state. I only got 13 :(
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level 39
Apr 22, 2019
Got the Micmac because I just read Pet Sematary. Got another half dozen because I've read all the Lonesome Dove books. The rest I got came from bashing in as many states, cities and rivers as I could think of. I am a bit surprised Cherokee wasn't the most common answer.
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level 61
Apr 22, 2019
Aren't Odawa and Ottawa just different spellings of the same tribe?
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level 58
Apr 22, 2019
Sad commentary about the knowledge of the tribes (myself included), probably the largest minority in America that doesn't make trouble on a national scale. When I attended a first pow-wow I was surprised to observe prominent display of the American flag, plus an opening prayer that reflected strong Christian characteristics, and an over-all friendly and welcoming spirit. Considering history, brought tears to my eyes.
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level 62
Apr 22, 2019
I want to thank Europa Universalis IV for my result :D
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level 46
Apr 22, 2019
Can't help but feel that it's a bit of a cop out to accept Iroquois when you have already included Mohawk, Cayuga, Onandaga, Oneida and Seneca, I'd have gotten a higher percentage if you didn't. If you do include Iroquois at least accept haudenosaunee considering that's what they call themselves.
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level 77
Apr 22, 2019
what about Lumbee?
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level 77
Apr 22, 2019
or Algonquin?
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level 76
Apr 22, 2019
I kept trying different spellings of that one wondering why none were accepted.
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level 77
Apr 22, 2019
I assume the Powhatan are extinct?
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level 61
Apr 22, 2019
The Powhatan aren't extinct. They have state-level recognition in Virginia, but they don't have federal-level recognition.
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level 77
Apr 22, 2019
and the Mohicans died out with the last of them?
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level 76
Apr 22, 2019
Cooper didn't get rid of all of them. Many of them settled in Stockbridge, MA, but after being resettled in Wisconsin they joined with the Munsees and according to Wikipedia are federally recognized as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. I didn't see any of those names on the list.
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level 61
Apr 22, 2019
The Lumbee of North Carolina have state recognition. The lack of federal recognition is the result of a mixture of factors: racial definitions of "Native American," oppositional lobbying by the Eastern Band of Cherokee, and old-fashioned neglect by the federal government.
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level 79
Apr 22, 2019
Helps to have taken Oklahoma history/geography at some point in your life.
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level 40
Apr 22, 2019
Got 18 and now I feel guilty.
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level 45
Apr 22, 2019
only got 13, and only those because the US likes to name its helicopters after native American tribes and I like planes.
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level 36
Apr 22, 2019
I would like to challenge Dakota and Sioux being listed separately, since the Dakota are one of the branches of the Sioux.
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level 59
Apr 22, 2019
Shouldn't Mi'kmaq be accepted for Micmac?
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level 66
Nov 6, 2019
There are a number of spelling weirdnesses. The Miwok and Me-Wuk are the same tribe, and are usually spelled Mi-Wuk (as in Mi-Wuk Village, Tuolumne County, California). Ojibwe and Chippewa are different realizations of the same name, Kumiai is a common spelling of Kumeyaay, and Dakota and Lakota are both one tribe of the Great Sioux Nation.
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level 76
Apr 22, 2019
Accept Ojibwa spelling? That's how I learned it, and it's still listed as an accepted spelling on some sites along with Ojibway.
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level 51
Apr 23, 2019
I'm really sad that people don't know about more of these tribes. Myself included.
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level 56
Aug 26, 2019
Agree--I got above average, but still a much lower score than I wish. I got 5 or 6 just by guessing states.
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level 61
Apr 27, 2019
Why no Algonquin?
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level 65
May 5, 2019
Sad that only 23 correct answers is enough to get me 4 points (not reflecting on the quiztakers, just the historical travesty of this lost information).
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level 66
May 25, 2019
Interesting quiz, but can you please expand the type-ins a little? I tried Yaqui without Pascua, Wyandot without TE, and I thought I tried every combination of Cs, Ks and Qs on Micmac, but apparently not with just Cs.