How many tribes are there?

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In 1998, there are 554 federally recognized tribes in the United States, according to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. This includes 226 native villages in Alaska.  Federal recognition acknowledges the government-to-government status a tribe has with the United States, and also provides for certain federal services.

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