United South and Eastern Tribes
The United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) is an inter-tribal organization of thirty-three federally-recognized Tribal Nations. Founded in 1968, USET was the vision of its four founding tribal nations—Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and Seminole Tribe of Florida. Its mission is to enable its member tribes, which are all east of the Mississippi River, to work together. The organization acts on behalf of its membership to create an improved quality of life for American Indians through increased health benefits, education, social services, housing, economic development, transportation, and justice opportunities. USET also promotes American Indian leadership to ensure the flourishing of its Tribal Nations.