This is a list of federally recognized Native American Tribes in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma has the third largest numbers of tribes, behind Alaska and California. List of Native American tribes in Oklahoma.
|Official Tribe Name||Citizen Potawatomi Nation|
|Total Pop. (2010)||29,155|
|In-State Pop. (2010)||10,312|
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Before American colonization of the Plains, the Arikara lived along the Missouri River between the Cannonball and Cheyenne rivers in what are now North Dakota and South Dakota.
As of 2014, iPhone and iPad Arikara language apps are available. The language is used in the 2015 film The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a mountain man who interacted with Arikara people and learned the language in the 19th century.
The Chickasaw are the richest and most politically connected of the Five, whose numbers include the Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, and Muscogee Creek. All came to Oklahoma in the early 19th Century after being forcibly removed from the Southeast to make room for white expansion.
Oglala Lakota County, contained entirely within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation, has the lowest per capita income ($8,768) in the country, and ranks as the “poorest” county in the nation. Oglala Lakota County ranked last in the state of South Dakota for quality of life and health behaviors.
It’s strongly implied by the way the chief and Powaqa look down upon Glass as they continue past him, that they spare him because Powaqa recognizes him as the man who freed her from her previous captors.
|Tribal group||Total||American Indian/Alaska Native alone|
|American Indian tribes|
Today they are the federally recognized Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, who are headquartered in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Historically, the Pawnee lived in villages of earth lodges with adjacent farmlands near the Loup, Republican, and South Platte rivers.
Leonardo DiCaprio sleeps in a ‘horse carcass ‘ in The Revenant. Someone has actually done that.
The Sign on Pawnee’s Body. You probably noticed the sign hanging from Pawnee’s hanging body, which reads: “on est tous des sauvages” – which translates as “we are all savages”.
Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, receives a monthly payment of around $84,000, or $1.08 million a year.
No money is given directly to individuals or families, but it must be used to provide increased access to quality housing for them. Low-income Native Americans get some money directly to improve their living conditions on reservations or other tribal land areas.
Tribes in Oklahoma Before Removal By the early 1800s, the Osage, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne, and Arapaho had also migrated into the region or visited to use resources. Some Delaware, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Chickasaw, and Choctaw regularly came to hunt Oklahoma’s abundant bison, beaver, deer, and bear.