American Indian history is central to Ohio’s story, and preserving and sharing this history is central to our work. To connect the history of Ohio and its American Indian tribes, we're working to establish relationships with federally recognized tribes, re-evaluating interpretation at historic museums and sites, and creating a classroom curriculum.
A federally recognized tribe is an American Indian or Alaska Native tribal entity that is recognized as having a government-to-government relationship with the United States, with the responsibilities, powers, limitations and obligations attached to that designation and is eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Furthermore, federally recognized tribes possess certain inherent rights of self-government (i.e., tribal sovereignty). They are entitled to receive certain federal benefits, services and protections because of their special relationship with the United States. At present, there are 567 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages.
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Delaware Tribe of Indians
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Forest County Potawatomi
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nations
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
Seneca Nation of Indians
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
This list does not represent all tribes affiliated with Ohio.