HomePeopleThe Politics of Nomenclature

The way you name something does a lot to color perceptions of a thing. One of the ways that ancient peoples, and people who choose to live in communities outside the modern nexus of private property – money – consumer society have suffered is by the way they have been named.

If I meet someone at a party and I saw my name is ‘Peter’ and that person calls me ‘Pedro’ all night I am going to get very irritated. We live in a multicultural world that has come to use foreign words with ease. Why is it that then that there is such confusion about naming indigenous people. They want to be called in the same way that they refer to themselves.

Indians live in India. Christopher Columbus made a mistake and called the first people he met ‘Indians’ and the racist mistake has stuck ever since. Here is a list of all the officially recognized tribes in the USA. These are our names. Not ‘Indian’ or ‘Native American’:

Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
    Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California
    Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona
    Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas
    Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma
    Alturas Indian Rancheria, California
    Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
    Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
    Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians of Maine
    Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana
    Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, California
    (formerly the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California)
Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin
    Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan
    Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California
    Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California
    Big Lagoon Rancheria, California
    Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California
    Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California
    Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California
    Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana
    Blue Lake Rancheria, California
    Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California
    Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
    Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon
 Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California
    (previously listed as the Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Cabazon Reservation)
    Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California
    Caddo Nation of Oklahoma
    (formerly the Caddo Indian Tribe of Oklahoma)
    Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California
    Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California
    California Valley Miwok Tribe, California
    (formerly the Sheep Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California)
    Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California
    Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California:
        Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California
        Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California
    Catawba Indian Nation
    (aka Catawba Tribe of South Carolina)
    Cayuga Nation of New York
    Cedarville Rancheria, California
    Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, California
    Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California
    Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
    Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma
    (formerly the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma)
    Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota
    Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma
    Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
    Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana
    Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
    Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma
    Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Cocopah Tribe of Arizona
    Coeur D’Alene Tribe of the Coeur D’Alene Reservation, Idaho
    Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California
    Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California
    Comanche Nation, Oklahoma
    (formerly the Comanche Indian Tribe)
    Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana
    Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington
    Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington
    Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon
    Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah
    Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
    Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon
    (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation)
    Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon
    Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
    Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington
    (formerly the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation of the Yakama Reservation)
    Coquille Tribe of Oregon
    Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California
    Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
    Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians of Oregon
    Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington
    Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California
    Crow Tribe of Montana
    Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota
Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California
    Delaware Nation, Oklahoma
    (formerly the Absentee Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma)
    (formerly the Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma)
    Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma
    (formerly the Cherokee Delaware)
    (formerly the Eastern Delaware)
    Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada
 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
    Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
    Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California
    Elk Valley Rancheria, California
    Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada
    Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California
    Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California
    (formerly the Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation)
 Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California
    (formerly the Graton Rancheria)
    (formerly the Federated Coast Miwok)
    Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
    Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin
    Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana
    Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California
    Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California
    Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon
    Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona
    (formerly the Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation)
    Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California & Nevada
    Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona
    Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan
    Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California
    Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California
    Guidiville Rancheria of California
Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, California
    (formerly the Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria of California)
    Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan
    Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona
    Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin
    (formerly the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe)
    Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington
    Hoopa Valley Tribe, California
    Hopi Tribe of Arizona
    Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California
    Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians of Maine
    Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona
  Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California
    (formerly the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation)
    Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California
    Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California
    Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
    Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
    Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe of Washington
    Jamul Indian Village of California
    Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Louisiana
    Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico
    (formerly the Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation)
 Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona
    Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation, Washington
    Karuk Tribe
    (formerly the Karuk Tribe of California)
    Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California
    Kaw Nation, Oklahoma
    Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico
    (formerly the Pueblo of Santo Domingo)
    Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan
    Kialegee Tribal Town, Oklahoma
    Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas
    Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
    Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
    (formerly the Texas Band of Traditional Kickapoo)
    Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
    Klamath Tribes, Oregon
    Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
  La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, California
    (formerly the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation, California)
    La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California
    Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
    Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin
    Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan
    Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada
    Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan
    Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan
    Lower Lake Rancheria, California
    Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California
    (formerly the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation)
    Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada
    Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota
    Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington
    Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
    Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington
    Lytton Rancheria of California
 Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation, Washington
    Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California
    Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California
    Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Connecticut
    Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts
    Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan
    (formerly Gun Lake Indian Tribe)
    (formerly Gun Lake Village Band & Ottawa Colony Band of Grand River Ottawa Indians)
    Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, California
    Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
    Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California
    Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico
    Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
    Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
    Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota
    Six component reservations:
        Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake)
        Fond du Lac Band
        Grand Portage Band
        Leech Lake Band
        Mille Lacs Band
        White Earth Band
    Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi
    Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada
    Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
    Mohegan Indian Tribe of Connecticut
    Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California
    Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California
    (formerly the Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California)
    Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington
    Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma
   Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island
    Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah
    Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho
    Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington
    Nooksack Indian Tribe of Washington
    Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana
    Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California
    Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie)
    Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan
    (formerly the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.)
  Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
    Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico
    (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan)
    Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
    Oneida Nation of New York
    Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
    Onondaga Nation of New York
    Osage Nation, Oklahoma
    (formerly the Osage Tribe, Oklahoma)
    Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
    Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
        Cedar Band of Paiutes (formerly the Cedar City Band of Paiutes)
        Kanosh Band of Paiutes
        Koosharem Band of Paiutes
        Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes
        Shivwits Band of Paiutes
    Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California
    Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada
    Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California
    Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California
    Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona
    Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians of California
    Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine
    Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California
    Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
    Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California
    Penobscot Tribe of Maine
    Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
    Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California
    Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California
    (formerly the Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California)
    Pit River Tribe, California
    includes:
        XL Ranch
        Big Bend Rancheria
        Likely Rancheria
        Lookout Rancheria
        Montgomery Creek Rancheria
        Roaring Creek Rancheria
    Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama
    (formerly the Creek Nation East of the Mississippi)
    Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana
    Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
    Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
    Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington
    Potter Valley Tribe, California
    (formerly the Potter Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California)
    Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas
    (formerly the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians)
    Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
    Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico
    Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico
    Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico
    Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington
    Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada
  Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma
    Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California
    Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona
    Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Washington
    Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington
    Ramona Band of Cahuilla, California
    (formerly the Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California)
    Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
    Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota
    Redding Rancheria, California
    Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada
    Resighini Rancheria, California
    (formerly the Coast Indian Community of Yurok Indians of the Resighini Rancheria)
    Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California
    Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
    Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California
    (formerly the Covelo Indian Community)
   Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
    Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska
    Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma
    Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
    St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
    Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York
    (formerly the St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York)
    Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona
    Samish Indian Tribe, Washington
    San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona
    San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona
    San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California
    (previously listed as the San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation, California)
    San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California
    Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California
    Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, California
    (formerly the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation)
    Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California
    Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska
    (formerly the Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska)
    Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington
    Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan
    Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California
    Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
    Seminole Tribe of Florida
        Dania Reservation
        Big Cypress Reservation
        Brighton Reservation
        Hollywood Reservation
        Tampa Reservation
    Seneca Nation of New York
    Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
    Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
    Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma
    Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California
    Shinnecock Indian Nation, New York
    Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington
    Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
    Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho
    Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada
    Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota
    Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington
    Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah
    Smith River Rancheria, California
    Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington
    Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California
    (formerly the Soboba Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Soboba Reservation)
    Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin
    Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado
    Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota
    Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington
    Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington
    Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota
    Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin
    Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington
    Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada
    Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington
    Susanville Indian Rancheria, California
    Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington
    Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
    (formerly the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California)
 Table Mountain Rancheria of California
    Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada
    Four constituent bands:
        Battle Mountain Band
        Elko Band
        South Fork Band
        Wells Band
    Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma
    Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota
    Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona
    (formerly Papago Indian Tribe)
    Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York
    Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
    Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona
    Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California
    (formerly the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California)
    Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California
    Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington
    Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana
    Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California
    Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
    Tuscarora Nation of New York
    Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California
United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California
    United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
    Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota
    Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington
    Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah
    Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah
    Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California
  Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada
    Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts
    (formerly Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head, Inc.)
    Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California
        Carson Colony
        Dresslerville Colony
        Woodfords Community
        Stewart Community
        Washoe Ranches
    White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona
    Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma
    Wilton Rancheria, California
    Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
    Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada
    Wiyot Tribe, California
    (formerly the Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe)
    Wyandotte Nation, Oklahoma
    Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
    Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona
    Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona
    Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada
    Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California
    (formerly the Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California)
    Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada
    Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas
    Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California

In the same way, modern societies should take the time to find out the names of the Amazonian people, the tribes in Australia and in Borneo. Tourists who go to Khao Lak on holiday should stop calling the Moken ‘Sea Gypsies’ and so on. The white man has never felt the weight of hundreds of years of oppression and so has no idea of the dignity and pride and equality that comes from being called by your right and proper name.