O-si-yo, tsi-lu-gi: Hello and Welcome to Tribalpedia!
The information for each tribe was obtained from various sources including the Tribal websites, Wikipedia, and other educational sites involved in Native Indian history. We have condensed the material from all of these sources to make it easier for you to read. Note that not every tribe is listed. There are records for over 4000 Native American tribes, but only 513 are still recognized by the US Government. This is an ongoing project and information will be added on a continuing basis.

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For Teachers, there are links to complete Lesson Plans with Answer Keys for the following Tribes:

Tribes Located in the United States:

Background image: Dowa Yalanne, Zuni. Photo courtesy of R.Deck.
Note: Dowa Yalanne (Zuni: “Corn Mountain”) is sacred to the Zuni people. The mesa is a place for shrines and religious activities, and is closed to outside visitors.
Read more about Dowa Yalanne in our Zuni entry.
As always, thanks to Chuck Houpt

Visit The National Museum Of The American Indian For April 2017-Events!

Taíno Culture and Identity! Monday, April 3, 2017, 2 – 4 PM

Taino Indian Art

The Taíno Indians are the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean.

Join us every Monday in the galleries and learn more about Taíno history, culture and worldviews from NMAI museum specialist, Jorge Estévez (Taíno). Through cultural materials and live demonstrations, examine the persistence and depth of Taíno lifeways and living traditions!

This program takes place in the introductory gallery of the Infinity of Nations exhibition every Monday from 2-4pm.

For questions and special accommodations, please contact NMAI-NY-Education@si.edu / 212-514-3710.

Image Shown: Deminán Karakarakol, Taíno cemi – a central figure in the Taíno creation story; AD 1200 – 1500, Andrés, Dominican Republic; Click here to learn more!

Los indios Taíno es un pueblo indígena del Caribe.

¡A través de objetos culturales y demostraciones en vivo, examine el origen de sus  creenciass y aprenda de la persistencia y profundidad de los estilos de vida del Taíno y sus tradiciones aun vivas!

Acompáñenos para aprender de la cultura, historia and cosmovisión Taino, con el especialista de museos Jorge Estevez (Taino), cada Lunes 2:00 PM a 4:00 PM, en la galería “Infinity of Nations”. A través de objetos culturales y demostraciones, examine la persistencia, vida contemporánea y tradiciones Taino.

Para preguntas y alojamientos especiales, por favor comuníquese con NMAI-NY-Education@si.edu / 212-514-3710.

Imagen Mostrada: Deminán Karakarakol,  Cemi Taíno  –  figura central en la historia de creación Taíno; AD 1200 – 1500, Andrés, República Dominicana; ¡Pulsa aquí para saber más!