The Tribal Nations of New York, and Native American Theater in NYC

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which President Joe Biden first formally recognized as a national holiday in 2021, to be celebrated the second Monday of October (today!) – not coincidentally the same day as Columbus Day, which has been one of the ten official federal holidays in the United States since 1937 – here is a list of the tribal nations in New York State, recognized either by the federal or state government. There are reportedly a total of 574 federally recognized tribal nations throughout the U.S.

Shinnecock Indian Pow-Wow, photograph by Crazy Cow

Note on Native American Theater:

“Where We Belong,” written and performed by  Madeline Sayet (Mohegan) is scheduled to open at the Public Theater on November 9, 2022.

“The Thanksgiving Play,” by Larissa FastHorse (of the Sicangu Lakota Nation) is scheduled for Broadway’s Hayes Theater in Spring 2023. (My review of The Thanksgiving Play Off-Broadway in 2018)

Native American Theater Companies in New York City

Safe Harbors

Spiderwoman Theater

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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