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Great Plains Culture Groups

The following are names of tribes that occupied the vast plains region in the center of North America:

  • Absaroke, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Atakapa
  • Blackfoot, including two sub-groups, the Blood and Piegan; Brule
  • Cheyenne, Comanche, Crow
  • Gros Ventre
  • Hidatsa, Hunkpapa
  • Iowa
  • Kansa
  • Karankawa, Kiowa
  • Loup
  • Mandan, Missouri
  • Omaha, Osage, Oto
  • Pawnee, Ponca
  • Quapaw
  • Sioux, including five sub-groups, the Oglala, Santee, Sisseton, Teton and Yankton.

See Indian Wars Time Table and Lewis and Clark Expedition.