What Are Some Indian Tribes That Are Still Around Today?

Some Indian or Native American tribes that are still around today are the Cherokee, Navajo, Apache, Iroquois and Creek. The Cherokee currently has the largest population, as of 2015, with 729,000 individuals. The Navajo at the second most populous tribe has less than half that number at 298,000. The Pueblo and Creek tribes each have a population of about 70,000.

While the Cherokee, Navajo, Choctaw, Sioux and Chippewa Indian tribes along with the Apache, Blackfeet, Iroquois, Pueblo and Creek are the largest Indian tribes in the United States, they are not the only ones. For instance, Utah along boasts some of the lesser known tribes such as the Paiute, Goshute, Ute and Shoshone tribes. These four tribes share similar languages and are spread throughout the western states from Utah and Colorado to Idaho and Nevada. The Navajo tribe, also found in Utah, speaks an entirely different language than the other four tribes.

Some New England Indian tribes include the Unkechaug, Wampanoag, Nipmuc Natoin, Mohegan Tribe and Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The Unkechaug Inidan Nation is a small tribe that lives on the New York Poospatuck Reservation. There are several Wampanoag groups in Massachusetts that range from Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard to Herring Pond.