List of Native American tribes in Oklahoma

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This is a list of federally recognized Native American Tribes in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma has the third largest numbers of tribes, behind Alaska and California.

Official Tribe Name People(s) Total Pop.
(2010) [1]
In-State Pop.
(2010) [1]
Tribal Headquarters[1] County Jurisdiction[1]
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians Shawnee 3,050 2,315 Shawnee Cleveland, Pottawatomie
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town Alabama, Coushatta 380 324 Wetumka Creek, Hughes, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Rogers, Seminole, Tulsa, Wagoner
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Plains Apache 2,263 1,814 Anadarko Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Jefferson, Kiowa, Stephens
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma Caddo 6,406 3,972 Binger Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Grady, Washita
Cherokee Nation Cherokee, Cherokee Freedmen, Natchez 299,862 189,228 Tahlequah Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Arapaho, Cheyenne 12,185 8,664 Concho Blaine, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Kingfisher, Roger Mills, Washita
Chickasaw Nation Chickasaw 49,000 29,000 Ada Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Grady, Jefferson, Johnston, Love, McClain, Marshall, Murray, Pontotoc, Stephens
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Choctaw, Choctaw freedmen 223,279 84,670 Durant Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, Pushmataha
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Potawatomi 29,155 10,312 Shawnee Cleveland, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie
Comanche Nation Comanche 14,700 n/a Lawton Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Jefferson, Kiowa, Stephens, Tillman
Delaware Nation Lenape 1,440 859 Anadarko Caddo
Delaware Tribe of Indians Lenape 10,500 3,360 Bartlesville n/a
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Shawnee 2,801 904 Wyandotte Ottawa
Fort Sill Apache Tribe Apache 650 n/a Apache Caddo, Comanche, Grady
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Iowa 607 517 Perkins Lincoln, Logan[nb 1], Oklahoma, Payne
Kaw Nation Kaw 3,126 1,428 Kaw City Kay
Kialegee Tribal Town Muscogee Creek 439 429 Wetumka Hughes, McIntosh, Okfuskee
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Kickapoo 2,630 1,856 McLoud Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, Lincoln
Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma Kiowa 12,000 8,000 Carnegie Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Kiowa, Tillman, Washita
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Miami 3,908 7,775 Miami n/a
Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma Modoc 200 120 Miami Ottawa
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Muscogee Creek, Muscogee freedmen 69,162, 55,591 Okmulgee Creek, Hughes, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, McIntosh, Muskogee, Tulsa, Wagoner
Osage Nation[nb 2] Osage 13,307 6,747 Pawhuska Osage
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians Missouria, Otoe 2,554 1,732 Red Rock Noble
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma Odawa 2,500 737 Miami Ottawa
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma Pawnee 3,240 1,791 Pawnee Noble[nb 1], Payne[nb 1], Pawnee
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Peoria 2,925 777 Miami Ottawa
Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Ponca 3,581 3,000 Ponca City Kay, Noble[nb 1]
Quapaw Tribe of Indians Quapaw 3,240 892 Quapaw Ottawa
Sac and Fox Nation Meskwaki, Sauk 3,794 2,557 Stroud Lincoln, Payne, Pottawatomie
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Seminole, Seminole freedmen 16,338 13,533 Wewoka Seminole
Seneca-Cayuga Nation Cayuga, Seneca 5,059 1,174 Grove Delaware[nb 1], Ottawa[nb 1]
Shawnee Tribe Shawnee 2,226 1,070 Miami n/a
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town Muscogee Creek 845 728 Okemah Creek, Hughes, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Rogers, Seminole, Tulsa, Wagoner
Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Tonkawa 611 476 Tonkawa Kay
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Cherokee, Natchez 14,300 13,300 Tahlequah Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Kichai, Tawakoni, Waco, Wichita 2,564 1,884 Anadarko Caddo, Grady[nb 1]
Wyandotte Nation Wyandot 4,957 1,218 Wyandotte Ottawa

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Tribe only has jurisdiction over a portion of the county.
  2. ^ The Osage Nation maintains the only federally recognized Indian reservation in the state of Oklahoma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2011 Oklahoma Indian Nations Pocket Pictorial Directory" (PDF). Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission. March 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2015.