How many different Indian tribes were in New York State?

See the Related Links for a site with photos in Indian portraits done by McKenney and Hall in the mid-1800's. There is a map showing at least some of the tribes. You can also look up subjects like "Indian tribes of NY State" on and get much more information.

Upstate New York was dominated by the League of the Iroquois (Hodenosaunee}, composed of the five tribes: Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk. Later the Tuscarora tribe joined the league. Eastern and southern NY was dominated by Mohegan tribes such as the Lenape and Mohicans.