Indians of Missouri

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Missouri's name comes from the Missouri Indian Tribe. "Missouri" means "Town of the large canoes"

Tribes and Bands of Missouri

Caddo, Chickamauga, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Dakota, Delaware, Foxes, Illinois, Iowa, Kansa, Kickapoo, Missouri, Northern Cherokee, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Quapaw, Sauk, Shawnee

Sac White River Band = Chickamauga Cherokee Nation

Reservations and Agencies


As identified in the National Atlas of the United States of America, there are no current federally-recognized reservations in Missouri.


Miami Agency

Kickapoo Agency

See Also:

Missouri-History for a calendar listing date of importance to American Indians

Missouri-Military for a list of forts