Indian Tribes throughout the United States are organized in different fashions. Some tribes are comprised of descendants of one village, some multiple villages, and some from multiple tribes as a confederacy. The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians is a confederacy of multiple villages with families connected through kinship practices, whether by blood (e.g. relative), ceremony (e.g. through baptismal ceremony), or ancestral practices of community (e.g. recognition as the same ethnic or village people).