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"The Tribe" is the sixteenth episode of Season One of Criminal Minds.


When college students in New Mexico are found tortured and murdered in an unoccupied house, the BAU suspects a group of killers with an extensive knowledge of Native American rituals is responsible.

Guest Cast[]

Referenced Criminals[]


  • "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly
  • "Roberto Duran" by the Ribeye Brothers
  • "When All is Said and Done" by Tyrone Wells
  • "The Scientist" by Coldplay

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Aaron Hotchner: Nietzsche wrote, "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe."
  • Aaron Hotchner: There's an old Apache saying: "You can take many paths to get to the same place."


Criminal Minds Episodes