American Indian Communities
What follows is, admittedly, a less than comprehensive listing of American Indian communities within the United States. All the communities mentioned in this book are listed below. I have also included some additional groups in order to indicate more fully the range of Native peoples in this country. In some instances I have included alternative names by which tribes or groups are known. The list includes names of tribes and bands and names of specific reservation and non-reservation communities. I have not attempted to enumerate off-reservation urban communities, because they generally comprise people from a great many different groups. Many members of a particular Indian community now live away from traditional locales, but often are able to maintain ties with relatives and friends who reside in these areas.
Abenaki: Significant presence in Canada, but with communities also in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Acoma: Pueblo community between Grants and Albuquerque, New Mexico
Agua Caliente: Reservation near Palm Springs in southern California
Ahtna: Southeastern Alaskan group with villages in the Copper River valley area
Ak-Chin: Reservation community southwest of Phoenix, Arizona; members are of Pima and Tohono O'odham heritage