Top 30 American Indian and Alaskan Native Tribal Groups, 2000*

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(The 30 most populous tribal groupings make up 60 percent of American Indian and Alaska Natives in the United States.)

Rank Tribe Population Principal Location(s)
1 Cherokee 729,533 Oklahoma
2 Navajo 298,197 Arizona
3 Latin American Indian 180,940  
4 Choctaw 158,774 Oklahoma, Mississippi
5 Sioux 153,360 Dakotas
6 Chippewa 149,669 Michigan
7 Apache 96,833 Arizona, New Mexico
8 Blackfeet 85,750 Montana
9 Iroquois 80,822 New York
10 Pueblo 74,085 New Mexico
11 Creek 71,310 Georgia
12 Lumbee 57,868 North Carolina
13 Eskimo 54,761 Alaska
14 Chickasaw 38,351 Oklahoma
15 Seminole 27,431 Florida
16 Potawatomi 25,595 Oklahoma
17 Yaqui 22,412 Arizona
18 Tlingit 22,365 Alaska
19 Tohono O' Odham 20,087 Arizona
20 Comanche 19,376 Oklahoma
21 Alaskan Athabaskans 18,838 Alaska
22 Cheyenne 18,204 Montana, Oklahoma
23 Aleut 16,978 Alaska
24 Delaware 16,341 Oklahoma
25 Osage 15,897 Oklahoma
26 Puget Sound Salish 14,631 Washington
27 Crow 13,394 Montana
28 Paiute 13,532 Nevada, California, Oregon,
Idaho, Arizona, Utah
29 Shoshone 12,026 Idaho
30 Pima 11,493 Arizona

*Respondents were allowed to select more than one Tribal affiliation
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000; Tribal Web sites

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