Indians of Arkansas

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Arkansas tribes were removed to Oklahoma early in the 1830s.

Tribes and Bands of Arkansas

The following list of tribes is compiled from:

  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of Ethnology. Bulletin #30 1907. (Family History Library film 1320577 item1.) 
  • Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America.Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology, Bulletin #145.

Caddo, Cahinnio, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Illinois, Kaskinampo, Michigamea, Mosopelea, Ofo, Osage, Quapaw, Seneca, Seminole, Shawnee, Tunica, Tunica-Karoa, Yazoo

The Caddo Indians were farmers, ceded land and removed to Texas then removed to Indian Territory-Oklahoma


Family History Library

For a complete list of available records use the Family History Library Catalog Tribe, and Location

  • Chickamauga Cherokee Tribal Enrollment. (6 Family History Library films starting with 1597951
  • Southern Superintendency of Indian Affairs 1832-1970. (22 films Family History Library films beginning with 1602871.)
  • Arkansas Superintendency 1824-1834. The Family History Library has no records at this time

See also:

Arkansas-History for a calendar of events