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What are some of the lesser known American Indian tribes?

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Some of the lesser known American Indian tribes include Pinoleville Band of Pomo, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Dry Creek Rancheria and Lytton Rancheria, and these are only a few of the tribes found in California. There are hundreds of Indian tribes across America, the majority of which are lesser known.

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Alaska boasts dozens of Native American tribes, the majority of which are lesser known. Many of these tribes are located in villages, such as the Healy Lake Village tribe and the Native Village of Karluk, although a few go by just the tribal name including the Knik Tribe and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. Alaska's Knik Tribe contains only 1,500 citizens located in the Knik Tribal Conservation District in southern Alaska just north of Anchorage.

California's San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is another lesser-known tribe located just east of Los Angeles and north of San Bernardino in the San Manuel Reservation that is located partially in the San Bernardino National Forest. The tribe once roamed throughout the highlands, valleys and mountains of this area. While many of the Indian tribes, including the lesser-known ones, are federally recognized by the United States, there are dozens that are not federally recognized, including Alabama's Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe and the Cher-O-Creek Intra Tribal Indians.

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