Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas!
You have reached the
American Indians by States section of our website,
a new 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 West Virginia tribe, or scroll below the map for West Virginia Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of West Virginia. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in West Virginia
The original inhabitants of the area that is now West Virginia included:
There are no federally recognized Indian tribes in West Virginia today.
Most Native Americans were forced to leave West Virginia during the Indian Removals of the 1800's. These tribes are not extinct, but except for
the descendants of West Virginia Indians who escaped from Removal, they do not live in West Virginia anymore. They were moved to Indian
reservations in Oklahoma and Kansas instead. If you click on the link for each tribe above, you can find more information about them.
Teaching and learning activities about West Virginia Native Americans: