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:
From the northeast: the six tribes of the, 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 Name||Characters or groups appearing in|
|Cayuga||Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (People of the Great Swamp)|
|Seneca||Onödowáʼga: (Great Hill People)|
|Mohawk||Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Keepers of the Eastern Door)|
|Navajo Diné or Naabeehó|
|Kiowa Comanche Ute||Apache|
|Ka’igwu Nʉmʉnʉʉ||the Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Mimbreño, Ndendahe (Bedonkohe or Mogollon and Nednhi or Carrizaleño and Janero), Salinero, Plains (Kataka or Semat or “Kiowa-Apache“) and Western Apache (Aravaipa, Pinaleño, Coyotero, Tonto).|