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    Default Indians take advantage of Illegal Aliens

    This is about the lowest scam I have heard about in awhile.

    Tribes Offer Membership to Immigrants

    Aug 17, 3:38 PM (ET)

    By OSKAR GARCIA
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - For prices starting at $50, two nonfederally recognized Indian tribes are offering membership to thousands of illegal immigrants, claiming they can achieve legal status by joining the groups.

    But immigration authorities insist becoming a tribe member gives no protection against being deported. And immigration advocates condemn the practice, saying it defrauds immigrants of money and gives them false hope.

    "You can't just decide to become a member of a tribe and all of a sudden legalize your status," said Marilu Cabrera, a spokeswoman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    In Nebraska, some people reported paying up to $1,200 to join the Kaweah Indian Nation, which became the target of a federal investigation after complaints about the tribe arose in at least five states.

    Manuel Urbina, the tribe's high chief, acknowleged his group has sold at least 10,000 tribal memberships to illegal immigrants for about $50 each.

    "We are not going against the law, we're with the law," he said, claiming membership papers can help illegal immigrants avoid being detained by authorities if they are asked for documents.

    A Florida man has made similar sales pitches to immigrants on behalf of a North Dakota-based tribe.

    The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs denied the Kaweah group recognition in 1985 because it was not a real tribe. A Kaweah tribe did exist once, but is unrelated to the one that applied for recognition.

    John Dossett, a lawyer for the Washington-based National Congress of American Indians, called the group "just a total sham" and compared its membership offer to spam e-mail solicitations.

    Angel Freytez of the Nebraska Mexican-American Commission said advocates have fielded complaints about the group from immigrants in Kansas, California, Tennessee, Texas and Oklahoma.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Tim Counts confirmed that documents from the tribe offer no protection "from the consequences of being in a country illegally. It won't work."

    Many immigrants seeking legal status are not sure what to believe, but some are willing to try joining a tribe. In Kansas, two Mexicans were indicted for allegedly trying to get U.S. passports and Social Security cards by claiming to be members of the Kaweah tribe.

    The U.S. attorney in Kansas is investigating fraud allegations against the Wichita-based tribe. But the case could be difficult to prosecute because illegal immigrants are hesitant to come forward out of fear they could be turned over to immigration officials.

    A Florida man said he sold about 2,000 memberships to the North Dakota-based Pembina Nation Little Shell tribe through a Web site. Each cost $150.

    Audie Watson, president of the Tamarac, Fla.-based religious nonprofit Universal Service Dedicated to God, said his tribe has a waiting list of prospective members. But he admitted about 500 people have asked for refunds because of "adverse publicity."

    The Little Shell tribe asked for federal recognition in North Dakota in the 1970s, but tribal representatives never completed the application process, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

    In 2006, the Florida attorney general's office heard complaints about the tribe. But a spokeswoman for the attorney general said authorities were unable to find victims or substantiate the allegations.

    Watson said no legal authority has told him that selling memberships is illegal. As for those who say it's a scam, he said: "If they want to pass judgment, I can't help that."



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    Mybe I should start my own tribe...

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    Wouldn't be getting tricked by indians if they became legal the correct way, I have no sympathy for illegal aliens.
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    i have never "heard" about that before.i went to south dakota and met some native american,sioux,i think,it was many years ago.

    but some people have ideas,cause apparently they take advantage of illegal aliens.
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    first they take back their land one casino at a time and now they are ripping off Illegals....

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    The casinos are only run by federally recognized tribes: the Cherokee, the Ottawa, etc.

    You must be able to claim at least 1/16 Native American ancestry before you can be considered a true native. So, for these people to not be part of a tribe, tells me they aren't really Indians.

    If the illegals want to become legal, why don't they use that money they're giving those people and use it towards applying for citizenship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    first they take back their land one casino at a time and now they are ripping off Illegals....
    I think George is using "Indians" pretty loosely. These guys aren't Indians, as you can read in the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    I think George is using "Indians" pretty loosely. These guys aren't Indians, as you can read in the article.
    It took seven posts, but somebody finally realized the satirical bent on the post title.

    The illegal aliens aren't Americans, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SapphyreBlues View Post
    The casinos are only run by federally recognized tribes: the Cherokee, the Ottawa, etc.

    You must be able to claim at least 1/16 Native American ancestry before you can be considered a true native. So, for these people to not be part of a tribe, tells me they aren't really Indians.

    If the illegals want to become legal, why don't they use that money they're giving those people and use it towards applying for citizenship?
    Actually, the tribes set their own standards for degree of Tribal blood required for membership. 1/16th is actually pretty low... the Pawnee (my Tribal affiliation) require at least 1/8th degree to be considered for membership, and has a very stringent application process, requiring one independently prove connection to the tribe back through at least the grandparents.

    As the article said--these idiots pulling this scam are not legally recognized as a Tribe, and without BIA recognition, they might's well be just like that church that confers religious titles and degrees for "a donation".
    My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

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    The 1/16 set by the Cherokee is pretty low. But then, they require you to be able to prove your ancestry back to one of the members on the Dawes roll, which was a census taken of the Cherokee nation over 100 years ago.

    Anyways, I'm glad that there are strict guidelines. If you can prove yourself, and join, great. But if you are just trying to join to get out of it what you can, it's awful. That goes for any tribe.

    And those people claiming to be natives are shaming the true tribes. I know that anybody can join some sham Cherokee tribe that's banded together. Terrible if you ask me. As far as I know, they are just wannabes, and aren't scamming anybody.

    **edited to add..**

    I just checked my email and got one from Cherokee.org. I am NOT happy!! I don't know who this woman thinks she is, but the Cherokee are only toughening up membership availability. But anyways, here's what she's doing...

    H.R. 2824 was introduced June 21, 2007 by Congresswoman Diane Watson. This bill proposes "to sever the United States' government relations with the Cherokee Nation" because of the tribe's recent constitutional amendment to limit citizenship to those who descend from Indians listed on the U.S. census of 1906 known as the Dawes Roll.

    Send a letter to Congress now to protest H.R. 2824.


    They're only wanting to let those in the tribe that can truly prove tribal affiliation. No, that isn't some internet hoax. It came right off the western band of Cherokee Indians' website
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    "They're only wanting to let those in the tribe that can truly prove tribal affiliation:"

    Cool.

    If a few illegals get scammed: *shrug* If they were not here, they would not be scammed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raughammer1 View Post
    "They're only wanting to let those in the tribe that can truly prove tribal affiliation:"

    Cool.

    If a few illegals get scammed: *shrug* If they were not here, they would not be scammed.
    What I said there has nothing to do with the illegals. If you notice, it's a comment made about the email I received. The Cherokee nation passed a law saying if you can't prove your ancestry back to the Dawes roll, you can't be considered a part of the tribe. And I can certainly understand that. But some congress chick is all tore up about it so now she wants the gov't to sever ties with them. That's why I said what I did - that they only want to include those that are truly a part of it. I really don't see a single thing wrong with that.

    As for the illegals, I'm not some bleeding heart for them. Yeah, it's pitiful that people are taking advantage of them. It's wrong. And I'm sure the vast majority of them aren't bad people. But they shouldn't be here in the first place. Come legally like the rest, or stay home is what I say. Don't get me wrong. No scamming is good. But there is one word that gets me -- illegal. If it were legal people, I'd be a lot more ticked, lemme just put it that way.

    Anyways, I might have misunderstood your reply. You may have been talking about their decision, and then threw in your opinion about the illegals. You may not have been "combining" the two. It's just been a very long day, and getting longer by the minute

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    Wow. I live here in Omaha and this is the first I've heard of it. It hasn't been on any of the local news at all. You'd think we would have heard first.

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    It was in our newspaper today. That's what I can't stand about the media. They'll report on everything happening everywhere else, yet there could be a double murder next door and you'll never hear about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SapphyreBlues View Post
    What I said there has nothing to do with the illegals. If you notice, it's a comment made about the email I received. The Cherokee nation passed a law saying if you can't prove your ancestry back to the Dawes roll, you can't be considered a part of the tribe. And I can certainly understand that. But some congress chick is all tore up about it so now she wants the gov't to sever ties with them. That's why I said what I did - that they only want to include those that are truly a part of it. I really don't see a single thing wrong with that.
    Well and good we are on the same page.

    As for the illegals, I'm not some bleeding heart for them. Yeah, it's pitiful that people are taking advantage of them. It's wrong. And I'm sure the vast majority of them aren't bad people. But they shouldn't be here in the first place. Come legally like the rest, or stay home is what I say. Don't get me wrong. No scamming is good. But there is one word that gets me -- illegal. If it were legal people, I'd be a lot more ticked, lemme just put it that way.
    Once again, i find myself in complete agreement with your words.

    Anyways, I might have misunderstood your reply. You may have been talking about their decision, and then threw in your opinion about the illegals. You may not have been "combining" the two. It's just been a very long day, and getting longer by the minute
    Perhaps, *shrug* let me clear it up: I am not heart broken the illegals are being scammed as they should not be here in the first place but i also cannot competely condone "anyone" being scammed.

    Lastly, i think the tribe and only the tribe needs to determine what are the qualifications for being considered a member of said tribe.

    Basically, i agree with your post and your intent in submitting the post for our perusal, in it's entireity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raughammer1 View Post

    Perhaps, *shrug* let me clear it up: I am not heart broken the illegals are being scammed as they should not be here in the first place but i also cannot competely condone "anyone" being scammed.
    Nothing to clear up. It's like the guy who breaks into someone's home and gets injured. Should he be able to sue the home owner's insurance? Absolutely not. Stinks that he got hurt but he shouldn't have been robbing the place to begin with. (By the way, that really happened. Guy falls through rotten spot in roof, as he was going to go down the chimney. Lands on kitchen table, gets cut on knife. Sues and WINS $2,000.)

    Lastly, i think the tribe and only the tribe needs to determine what are the qualifications for being considered a member of said tribe.
    Absolutely. And here's what the Cherokee require: 1/16 bloodline, at least. And you must be a direct descendant from someone listed on the Dawes roll. I don't see how that's unreasonable.

    But here's the thing. The Cherokee get $300 Million a year from the gov't. Not to mention what all they get off the casino's. And the members of the tribe get some of that money in the form of a check. At least that's to my understanding. So really what it comes down to is a bunch of peed off people who aren't gonna get a check anymore. Well boo hoo. Get a job.

    I have native ancestors. Some even died on the Trail of Tears. Yes that's terrible. But you will not ever see me exploiting my ancestors just so I can get a check. I am not a true native, so I in no way deserve to live off of them like a leech.

    And even if I did want to stoop that low, my last name is Trent. That is wayyy British. I mean, it doesn't get any more English than that. So I could just see me hauling my Anglo Saxon hind end to the tribal office to get registered. And if the British part wouldn't get me disqualified, perhaps the fact that my great great grandpa came from Dungannon, which is in Northern Ireland. They'd kick me right in my Celtic keester as they shoved me out the door -- and rightfully so.

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    But here's the thing. The Cherokee get $300 Million a year from the gov't. Not to mention what all they get off the casino's. And the members of the tribe get some of that money in the form of a check. At least that's to my understanding. So really what it comes down to is a bunch of peed off people who aren't gonna get a check anymore. Well boo hoo. Get a job.

    I have native ancestors. Some even died on the Trail of Tears. Yes that's terrible. But you will not ever see me exploiting my ancestors just so I can get a check. I am not a true native, so I in no way deserve to live off of them like a leech.

    And even if I did want to stoop that low, my last name is Trent. That is wayyy British. I mean, it doesn't get any more English than that. So I could just see me hauling my Anglo Saxon hind end to the tribal office to get registered. And if the British part wouldn't get me disqualified, perhaps the fact that my great great grandpa came from Dungannon, which is in Northern Ireland. They'd kick me right in my Celtic keester as they shoved me out the door -- and rightfully so.
    K, you just stepped in it with me. Bigtime.

    I have a "British" last name...how I ended up with it, I have no idea, it's possible that it was "converted" from the original to something more "phonetically palatable" to the government. Gee, that never happened at Ellis Island, did it????

    I am 1/4 Pawnee, 1/8th Cherokee, and 1/16th Kiowa... so doing the math, that makes me a full whopping 16th away from being half Native. Because of Pawnee Tribal law, I can only claim affiliation and be registered with them, or another Tribe, there is no "dual membership".
    As for "white blood" getting one disqualified, well that's about the dumbest thing I've ever heard. After all, if they require someone be 1/8th degree of bloodline, what do they think the other 7/8ths are?!?!?!
    Of the remaining 9/16ths of me that isn't Native, a goodly chunk of that is Austrian... so if your British blood disqualifies you, I guess I ought to get the boot, too, huh?

    As for "suckin from the gov't teat" or "joining to get benefits", yeah, I see a check every year...want to know how much my annuity is from the Pawnee Nation? $12. Oh yeah, every year's like I won the lottery!!!
    About the only tangible benefit I derive from Tribal membership was if I applied for a BIA job...Indian Preference Act hiring. Then again, I don't really have much interest in any of the jobs they have, so that doesn't do much good either.

    I will say that I do see certain California Tribes running around with casinos, living in mansions and all driving Escalades and H2s, not every Tribe runs the show that way, and to stereotype all Natives in that way is just plain ignorant. I'm as ashamed of the people running around with 5 Escalades in their front lawn as you are angry about it.... but then again, people don't have to patronize those casinos if they don't want to.

    It just really irritates the living $#!T out of me that you so blithely assume that anyone who has or seeks Tribal membership does so because of a perceived monetary benefit. As a child and young adult, I attended many pow-wows throughout California and beyond, dressed and did Southern Dance, and even sang on a couple of Southern drums...time and monetary constraints have taken those things away from me as I've grown up, but to say the things you did really hit an angry nerve with me.
    My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

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    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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    Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs

    Published below is a list of federally acknowledged tribes in the contiguous 48 states and in Alaska.
    Dated: July 1, 2002.
    Neal A. McCaleb,
    Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.

    Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
    Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California
    Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona
    Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas
    Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma
    Alturas Indian Rancheria, California
    Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
    Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
    Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians of Maine
    Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana
    Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California
    Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the
    Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin
    Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan (previously listed as the Bay Mills Indian Community of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians, Bay Mills Reservation, Michigan)
    Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California
    Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California
    Big Lagoon Rancheria, California
    Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California
    Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California
    Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California
    Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana
    Blue Lake Rancheria, California
    Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California
    Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
    Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon
    Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Cabazon Reservation, California
    Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California
    Caddo Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
    Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California
    Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California
    California Valley Miwok Tribe, California (formerly the Sheep Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California)
    Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California
    Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California:
    Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California
    Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California
    Catawba Indian Nation (aka Catawba Tribe of South Carolina)
    Cayuga Nation of New York
    Cedarville Rancheria, California
    Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, California
    Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California
    Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
    Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma
    Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota
    Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma
    Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
    Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana
    Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
    Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma
    Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Cocopah Tribe of Arizona
    Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho
    Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California
    Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California
    Comanche Nation, Oklahoma (formerly the Comanche Indian Tribe)
    Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana
    Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington
    Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington
    Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon
    Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah
    Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
    Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon
    Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon
    Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
    Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation of the Yakama Reservation, Washington
    Coquille Tribe of Oregon
    Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California
    Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
    Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians of Oregon
    Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington
    Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California
    Crow Tribe of Montana
    Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota
    Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, California
    Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California
    Delaware Nation, Oklahoma (formerly Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma)
    Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma
    Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada
    Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
    Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
    Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California
    Elk Valley Rancheria, California
    Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada
    Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California
    Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
    Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin (previously listed as the Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin)
    Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana
    Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California
    Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California
    Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon
    Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona (formerly the Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation)
    Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California & Nevada
    Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
    Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona
    Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan (previously listed as the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians of Michigan)
    Graton Rancheria, California
    Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California
    Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California
    Guidiville Rancheria of California
    Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan (previously listed as the Hannahville Indian Community of Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of Michigan)
    Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona
    Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin (formerly known as the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe)
    Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington
    Hoopa Valley Tribe, California
    Hopi Tribe of Arizona
    Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California
    Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians of Maine
    Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona
    Huron Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan
    Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California
    Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California
    Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
    Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
    Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
    Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington
    Jamul Indian Village of California
    Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Louisiana
    Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico (formerly the Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation)
    Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona
    Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation, Washington
    Karuk Tribe of California
    Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California
    Kaw Nation, Oklahoma
    Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan (previously listed as the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of L'Anse and Ontonagon Bands of Chippewa Indians of the L'Anse Reservation, Michigan)
    Kialegee Tribal Town, Oklahoma
    Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas
    Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
    Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
    Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
    Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon
    Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
    La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation, California
    La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California
    Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (previously listed as the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation of Wisconsin)
    Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin
    Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan
    Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada
    Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan
    Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan (previously listed as the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan)
    Lower Lake Rancheria, California
    Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California
    Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada
    Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota
    Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington
    Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota (previously listed as the Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Lower Sioux Reservation in Minnesota)
    Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington
    Lytton Rancheria of California
    Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation, Washington
    Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California
    Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California
    Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Connecticut
    Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan
    Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, California
    Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
    Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California
    Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico
    Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
    Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
    Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota - Six component reservations:
    Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake);
    Fond du Lac Band;
    Grand Portage Band;
    Leech Lake Band;
    Mille Lacs Band;
    White Earth Band
    Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi
    Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada
    Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
    Mohegan Indian Tribe of Connecticut
    Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California
    Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California
    Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington
    Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma
    Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island
    Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah
    Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho
    Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington
    Nooksack Indian Tribe of Washington
    Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana
    North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California
    Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie)
    Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
    Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
    Oneida Nation of New York
    Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (previously listed as the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin)
    Onondaga Nation of New York
    Osage Tribe, Oklahoma
    Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
    Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma
    Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
    Cedar City Band of Paiutes
    Kanosh Band of Paiutes
    Koosharem Band of Paiutes
    Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes
    Shivwits Band of Paiutes
    Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California
    Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada
    Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California
    Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California
    Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona
    Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians of California
    Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine
    Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California
    Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
    Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California
    Penobscot Tribe of Maine
    Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
    Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California
    Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Pit River Tribe, California
    Big Bend,
    Lookout,
    Montgomery
    Creek & Roaring Creek Rancherias
    XL Ranch
    Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama
    Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana (previously listed as the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan)
    Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
    Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
    Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington
    Potter Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas (formerly the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians)
    Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota (previously listed as the Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie Island Reservation, Minnesota)
    Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico
    Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico
    Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico
    Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico
    Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington
    Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada
    Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma
    Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California
    Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona
    Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Washington
    Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington
    Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California
    Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
    Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota (previously listed as the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake Reservation, Minnesota)
    Redding Rancheria, California
    Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada
    Resighini Rancheria, California (formerly the Coast Indian Community of Yurok Indians of the Resighini Rancheria)
    Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California
    Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
    Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California (formerly known as the Covelo Indian Community)
    Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California
    Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
    Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska
    Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma
    Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan (previously listed as the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, Isabella Reservation)
    St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (previously listed as the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, St. Croix Reservation)
    St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York
    Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona
    Samish Indian Tribe, Washington
    San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona
    San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona
    San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation, California
    San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California
    Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California
    Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California
    Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California
    Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California
    Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska
    Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington
    Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan
    Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California
    Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
    Seminole Tribe of Florida
    Dania Reservations,
    Big Cypress Reservations,
    Brighton Reservations,
    Hollywood Reservations,
    Tampa Reservations
    Seneca Nation of New York
    Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
    Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota (previously listed as the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota (Prior Lake))
    Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma
    Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
    Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California
    Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington
    Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
    Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho
    Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada
    Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota
    Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington
    Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah
    Smith River Rancheria, California
    Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington
    Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California (formerly the Soboba Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Soboba Reservation)
    Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin (previously listed as the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of the Mole Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Wisconsin)
    Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado
    Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota
    Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington
    Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington
    Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota
    Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (previously listed as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin)
    Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington
    Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada
    Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington
    Susanville Indian Rancheria, California
    Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington
    Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California
    Table Bluff Reservation--Wiyot Tribe, California
    Table Mountain Rancheria of California
    Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada - Four constituent bands:
    Battle Mountain Band;
    Elko Band;
    South Fork Band;
    Wells Band
    Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma
    Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota
    Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona
    Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York
    Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
    Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona
    Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California
    Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California
    Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington
    Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana
    Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California
    Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
    Tuscarora Nation of New York
    Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California (previously listed as the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of California
    United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California
    United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (previously listed as the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma)
    Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria of California
    Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota (previously listed as the Upper Sioux Indian Community of the Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota)
    Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington
    Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah
    Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah
    Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California
    Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada
    Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts
    Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California
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    Woodfords Community,
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    White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona
    Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Oklahoma
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    Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
    Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada
    Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma
    Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
    Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona
    Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona
    Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada
    Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada
    Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas
    Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California
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    Default Aliens?

    I thought that the only "Aliens" were in Roswell NM, Actually I heard that these tribes were in with Walmart to expand their labor pool......

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