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
- Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee
- Neighbor ARC Counties: Lumpkin
- Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
- Reservations: Choctaw
- Neighbor ARC Counties: Kemper, Noxubee, Winston
- Seneca Nation of Indians of New York
- Reservations: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Oil Springs
- Neighbor ARC Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua
- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
- Reservations: Eastern Cherokee
- Neighbor ARC Counties: Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Swain
Tribal Community Spotlight
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.