Tribal Communities in the Appalachian Region

ARC’s footprint comprises three federally recognized and five state recognized Native American Tribal Communities. See the full list and find additional information about Appalachia’s Tribal entities below.

Tribal Communities in Appalachia




New York

North Carolina

Tribal Community Spotlight

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Preserving Cherokee Culture in North Carolina

During Stop #2 of our Appalachia Envisioned Roadshow, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina Richard Sneed shared insights from his work building and preserving Cherokee culture in North Carolina.