The Indian Tribes of North America

Linguisitic Families of American Indians - Powell
Powells Map showing the Lingusitic Families of the Indian Tribes of the United States

Swanton’s The Indian Tribes of North America is a classic example of early 20th Century Native American ethnological research. Published in 1953 in Bulletin 145 of the Bureau of American Ethnology, this manuscript covers all known Indian tribes, at the time, broken down by location (state). AccessGenealogy’s online presentation provides state pages by which the user is then either provided a brief history of the tribe or is referred to a more in-depth ethnological representation of the tribe and its place in history. This ethnology usually contains the various names by which the tribe was known, general locations of the tribe, village names, brief history, population statistics for the tribe, and then connections in which the tribe is noted.

The Indian Tribes of North America

Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 145. Washington DC: US Government Printing Office. 1953.

6 thoughts on “The Indian Tribes of North America”

  1. Mother’s family lived in shawnee Jefferson and Douglas county Kansas. I located many on Guione Miller but they are not on the final roles. I was enrolled as a child and cannot find them. I found some going to shawnee mission school. At this point I’m wondering if they were shawnee or Delaware? Perhaps I need a professional researcher? What would you suggest?

  2. Hi Everyone,
    Need help here does any know or familiar with the Yaqui Indian from Arizona to Sonora/Sinaloa Mexico ?

  3. Vince, have you ascertained that your grandmother did not actually have the maiden name of Weiler? I’ve found Partridge’s marrying Partridge’s, so it’s not that uncommon, even on the rarer surnames.

  4. I am trying to link my past to the obijwa tribe in canada. my great grandmother was 1/2 indiian . her married name was martha weiler and was married to john weiler. their marriage license lists her maiden name as weiler. so i have hit a snag. can you help me?

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