Welcome to our Pennsylvania State Facts section, part of an educational project
designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each Pennsylvania tribe, or scroll below the map for Pennsylvania Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of Pennsylvania. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Pennsylvania
The original inhabitants of Pennsylvania included:
There are no federally recognized Indian tribes in Pennsylvania today.
Most Native Americans were forced to leave Pennsylvania during the 1700's, when eastern tribes were being displaced by colonial expansion.
These tribes are not extinct, but except for the descendants of Pennsylvania Indians who assimilated into white society, they do not live in
Pennsylvania anymore. Most tribes that once were native to Pennsylvania ended up on Indian reservations in Oklahoma.
If you click on the link for each tribe above, you can find more information about them.
Non-recognized Indian tribes and communities in Pennsylvania include:
Eastern Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania:
21 Cedar Lane
Mountville, PA 17554
Teaching and learning activities about Pennsylvania Native Americans: