Which Native American Tribe Do You Belong In?

Across the Americas, Native American Tribes historically conquered, controlled, and flourished within the land... but if you were one of them, which tribe would you actually be apart of?

Stephanie Stevens
On Nov 8, 2018

If you had to choose, which do you believe in most?

War! What is it good for?

Is the best defense a strong offense?

When is the most important time to celebrate?

Would you prefer to share your land or own private property?

Which creation is your favorite?

What do you value most?

Are you high maintenance or low maintenance?

Where would you rather live?

Feminism?

The Apache

The Apache

You belong in the Apache Tribe! Known as the fierce warriors of the Southwest, the Apache name itself means "enemy". They were infamous for waging war and raiding their neighbors, often enough with the motive of economic gain. This particular tribe was male dominant, having applied gender roles where the women stayed home while the men went out and hunted and traveled. The tribe also practiced polygamy in many of its scattered regions, making it a one man- many women household. The Apache were also advanced in their arts and crafts skills, but most importantly basket-weaving. They were also a superstitious clan, relying heavily on spiritual and religious practice to appease the gods they worshiped. This included ceremonial dances, sand-painting, and the use of Medicine Men as ceremony leaders. You belong in the Apache Tribe due to your strong-natured will and need for survival. You believe firmly in going after what you want and taking it with no consequence in order to protect and provide for those around you. You would fit in well with the Apache Tribe based on your idea of old fashioned family values, and would have no problem spending your days in creation mode, both painting and weaving baskets as a source of interest and income.

The Hopi

The Hopi

You belong in The Hopi Tribe! Also known as the Peaceful Ones, The Hopi are a tribe based on agricultural and social organization, placing women in charge of inheritance and determining social standing. They strongly believe in acting as civilized, polite, and mindful individuals who lead their lives according to The Hopi standards of morals and ethics. Their values derive deeply from the spiritual aspect of their culture which follow the Lunar Calendar; they conduct and perform their ritual ceremonies according to this timeline in order to be at one with the "Caretaker of the Earth". As an unofficial Hopi, we can only assume that you are a naturally respectful, content individual who takes great pleasure in Mother Earth's surroundings. You also must be fairly democratic, structured and possess a strong moral compass that is driven by treating others in the manner you wish to be treated in. This is the perfect tribe for you, allowing you to revel in harmony and peace with those you cohabitate with.

The Zuni

The Zuni

You belong in The Zuni Tribe! The Zuni are a people whose religion and spirituality relies heavily on ancestry and nature. The ceremonial structure that The Zuni people possess is determined by milestones in one's life; they firmly believe in celebrating certain events throughout every tribe member's life that include birth, coming of age, marriage and death. As advanced agriculturists, the Zuni place heavy emphasis on botany and plant activity that contributes to superstitious beliefs, medicine practice, or ceremonial purpose. They were also skilled in pottery and jewelry making- more specifically necklaces and silversmithing with rare stones, designs and inlay technique. As a member of The Zuni Tribe you would contribute your creativity and artistic perspective in the jewelry making department, as well as your nurturing green-thumb. You not only appreciate nature but all living things as well, acknowledging the fact that we must take care of Earth if we want to prosper from the land and have promising harvests. We can also see that you respect your elders, and even after death they must be remembered fondly and trusted to watch over you in the after life. You appreciate life's changes and will never pass up the chance to celebrate a special occasion as a member of this tribe.

The Chickasaw

The Chickasaw

You belong in The Chickasaw Tribe! One of the 5 Civilized Tribes in American History, the Chickasaw had a knack for trading with the eventual European settlers and were progressive amongst women's social standings in the tribe. Land property and hereditary leadership were often controlled by the women in the tribe. The Chickasaw were both hunters and farmers, as well as fisherman who created their own tools and crafts amongst the Woodlands which they occupied before migrating to Oklahoma where they currently reside until this day. The Chickasaw religion was heavily influenced by the clouds, sun, and the belief of a man living in the "clear sky". Thunder and lightning also held significant symbolism to the Chickasaw tribe members, representing war amongst the Holy People in the clouds and reaffirming their faith and desire to aid them if called upon. Since you belong within the Chickasaw Tribe, you must be a loyal person who would serve those that care for you. However, you're also clever and skilled within economics and trade. To be a Chickasaw, you need to know how to communicate in a diplomatic manner and appeal to everyone around you in order to be successful. We have a feeling that you're good at this though, which is why you should be a member of this modern style tribe.

The Sioux

The Sioux

You belong in The Sioux Tribe! The Sioux are known for their distinguished, attractive appearances and their powwows, which consisted of dancing, singing, food and a guaranteed good time. They were quite ahead of the curb when it came to their attire, typically adorning their animal skin clothing articles with bead-art, shells, animal teeth and claws. The Sioux culture and religion mainly centered itself around one creator of all living things and the concept that everything has a spirit. They revolved their year around 7 spiritual ceremonies; The Keeping of the Soul, Rite of Purification, Vision Quests, the Sun Dance, Making Relatives, Preparation of Womanhood, and Throwing of the Ball. If we've determined that you belong in The Sioux Tribe, you must be one stylish person who isn't afraid to set trends. You like to experiment with colors and accessories, and you may even like to step out of your comfort zone and try something new once in a while. But that ideology doesn't just apply to fashion; it also applies to how you see everyday life. Spirituality and your internal self should be celebrated with laughter and friends in a comfortable surrounding, and we're sure you agree with us- which is why you would make a great contribution to The Sioux Tribe.

The Paiute

The Paiute

You belong in The Paiute Tribe! The Paiute were a nomadic clan, constantly moving, traveling and searching for larger land with more resources to gather and grow. They were not necessarily skilled in craftsmanship, making it difficult for them to be ever become proficient hunters. The Paiute were quite zen and practiced meditation frequently; they believed that it contributed to their spiritual and religious practice which was based upon the ideology that everything within the universe contained a thriving life force. This tribe valued health, fertility, and beneficial weather conditions above all else, and had no desire to possess material items such as elaborate art, excessive clothing or intricate jewelry. You are a centered, peaceful being, which is why we aren't the least bit surprised that you belong with the Paiute. You aren't the least bit materialistic and tend to go wherever the wind blows you. However, like The Paiute, you can be overprotective and feel the need to shelter those that mean the most to you- which is also why war time victory is an important achievement to The Paiute when they find themselves in battle. Just like the Paiute, you would prefer to avoid confrontation, but you don't have an issue standing up for those you love and what you believe is right.