Georgia Indian Tribes

The following tribes at one time are recorded in history as having resided within the present state of Georgia. If the tribe name is in bold, then Georgia is the primary location known for this tribe, otherwise we provide the tribes specifics as it pertains to Georgia and then provide a link to the main tribal page.

  • Apalachee Indians
    After the English and Creeks destroyed the Apalachee towns in Florida in 1704, they established a part of the tribe in a village not far below the present Augusta. In 1715, when the Yamasee war broke out, these Apalachee joined the hostile Indians and went to the Chattahoochee to live near that faction of the Lower Creeks which was favorable to Spain. Soon afterward, however, the English faction gained the ascendency among the Creeks, and the Apalachee returned to Florida.
  • Apalachicola Indians
  • Chatot Indians
    Some of these Indians lived at times in the southwest corner of this State.
  • Cherokee Indians
    From early times the Cherokee occupied the northern and northeastern parts of Georgia, though from certain place names it seems probable that they had been preceded in that territory by Creeks.
  • Chiaha Indians
  • Chickasaw Indians
    A band of Chickasaw lived near Augusta from about 1723 to the opening of the American Revolution, and later they were for some time among the Lower Creeks.
  • Creek Indians
    A part, and perhaps a large part, of the Indians who afterward constituted the Creek Confederacy were living in the sixteenth century in what the Spaniards called the province of Guale on the’ present Georgia coast. Some of them moved inland in consequence of difficulties with the Whites, and in the latter half of the seventeenth century most of those afterward known as Lower Creeks were upon Chattahoochee and Ocmulgee Rivers, the latter river being then called Ocheese Creek, from the Hitchiti name given to the Indians living on it. After the Yamasee War (1715) all assembled upon Chattahoochee River and continued there, part on the Georgia side of the river, part on the Alabama side, until they removed to the present Oklahoma early in the nineteenth century. (See Creek Confederacy and Muskogee)
  • Guale Indians
  • Hitchiti Indians
  • Kasihta Indians
    One of the most important divisions of the Muskogee, possibly identical with the Cofitachequi of the De Soto narratives.
  • Muskogee Indians
  • Oconee Indians
  • Okmulgee Indians
  • Osochi Indians
    A division of the Lower Creeks which lived for a time in southwestern Georgia.
  • Sawokli Indians
    A division of the Creeks belonging to the group of towns that spoke the Hitchiti language.
  • Shawnee Indians
    The Shawnee band which settled near Augusta concerns South Carolina and Georgia almost equally. Their history has already been given in treating the tribes of the former State. (See also Tennessee.)
  • Tamathli Indians
  • Timucua Indians
    One contact between the Timucua Indians and Georgia is mentioned later in connection with the Osochi. When the Spaniards first came in contact with them, the Timucua occupied not merely northern and central Florida but Cumberland Island and a part of the adjacent mainland. The Timucua evidently withdrew from this territory as a result of pressure exerted by northern Indians in the latter part of the seventeenth century or the very beginning of the eighteenth. (See Utina)
  • Yamasee Indians
  • Yuchi Indians
  • Yufera Indians


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19 thoughts on “Georgia Indian Tribes”

  1. Frances McGinnis

    Hello, I’m Frances, My family is from the Lincoln/Augusta Ga. area. Both parents were born in Lincolnton Georgia (Double Branch). I have done my dna and my oldest brothers’, we both show East Asian and Native American dna. I have been told that our family had Native in our dna, but how do I go about finding out what tribe? I’m African American (what ever that is)…..I believe that my ancestry connection with the Natives starts with Africans already in the Americas.

  2. Where there any American Indians in coffee county,Georgia?? My grandmother was half Indian, and European ancestry.
    Her mother was a full blood Indian, and her father was white. Her husband was African descent with Caribbean ancestry(Jamaican) ancestry. My grandmothers maiden name was Wootson. So her full name was Callie Wootson Moss.

    Cassandra Moss
    PO Box 472452
    Miami, Florida 33247

  3. I was born in Augusta, Ga in 1959 – 24%American Indian, 41% British- what tribe was in Augusta, Ga at that time ? I am adopted so have no information on my birth history. If I go to Augusta is there someplace to find out information???

  4. I would like to receive an application for the ANI-YUN-WIYA Tribe. I would love to register, receive my card and be a part of this great nation. Please help! Thank you Jacqueline Hess

  5. Are there any local Native Americans around the Atlanta or even Alabama area. I would love to start participating in events. I’m African American and Cherokee from what i was told. My great grandmother was Native American and died in Alabama.

  6. Any one from or close to Americus Georgia. My great grandmother Mary lou wellon is as far back as I can trace. Any info no matter how small helps. Born 1912 or 13

  7. Hey, I’m looking any info about my roots…
    My father name is/was John dancing cloud (as far as I’ve been told, it’s very common name).
    My mom was lived in Georgia, but she run away to Israel few months before I was born.
    Well, it was in the 70’s, and white people dont take I so easily, she actually run for her life and changed her name.
    All my life I feels connected to nurture and not to people, and just recently I discovered why…
    Can anyone help?

  8. Hey my name us Tommy Mccaskill. I am s “so calles” African American. I believe that black people are native Americans as well, so I’m trying to find out tribe my ancestors are from?

  9. I am looking for information about my maternal great-grandmother, Frances (Fannie) Black. She was born in Georgia about 1855 to Joseph Albert Black and a Native American woman. Joseph Albert Black, her father, was born about 1829. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Frances Black married William Henry Eason.

    1. Do you have more specific location information than Georgia? Our family might be able to help track local information. We live just north of Atlanta.

    2. Hi Im from Georgia as well not sure if were related but my great great grandmother was Ida Black from White County Ga,before she married and became a Westmoreland.

      1. Jan Clifton Watford

        My mother’s paternal and maiden name is Westmoreland. Please contact me and I can give you some resources . They were from Murray County, Ga , which became Dalton, Ga

  10. I also would like to protect the Clouds Creek and spring from industrial farming
    leaving the land to my people
    George E Brooks
    Burnaby, BC Canada
    Ps: by the way I am a Native American living in Canada

  11. Hello, I want to protect Clouds Creek and my spring from Industrial farming. I also wish to consider leaving my land to the Indians. Please contact me. Thank you,
    Patty Karol
    82 Paul Lane
    Crawford, GA 30630

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