Tribal Nations (disambiguation)***

Indigenous characters are important in all the Wilderness novels, less so in the Waverly Place novels, but they are central to  Little Birds.  Over the course of the series different tribal nations come into focus. There is (or will be) an article here to address most of them, as they relevant to plot and story.

Articles on the following groups or tribes will be included:

The Wenro People, western-most tribe of the Iroquois

From the northeast: the six tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy, in particular the Mohawk and Seneca. The Mahican Nation is not as central, but still important.

In the midwest: the Shawnee

In the southeast: the Choctaw, originally at home in what is now Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana; and the Seminole, originally at home in Florida

In the west: Plains tribes: Ute, Navajo, Apache, Kiowa, Comanche; but more centrally important the Puebloan nations.


Tribal Name (Anglicized)Original Tribal NameCharacters or groups appearing in
Iroquois ConfederacyHaudenosaunee
     CayugaGayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (People of the Great Swamp)
     SenecaOnödowáʼga: (Great Hill People)
     MohawkKanienʼkehá꞉ka (Keepers of the Eastern Door)
Seminole (Creek)I.laponathi
Navajo Diné or Naabeehó
Kiowa Comanche UteApache
Ka’igwu  Nʉmʉnʉʉthe ChiricahuaJicarillaLipanMescalero, Mimbreño, Ndendahe (Bedonkohe or Mogollon and Nednhi or Carrizaleño and Janero), SalineroPlains (Kataka or Semat or “Kiowa-Apache“) and Western Apache (AravaipaPinaleñoCoyoteroTonto).

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.