Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington

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Guide to Yakama Indian ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and other agency records.

Yakama warrior 1913 by Lucullus V. Mc Whorter 2.jpg

The former name for this federally-recognized group was the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation of the Yakama Reservation.

Tribal Headquarters

Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
P. O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 9894
Phone: 1.509.865.5121
Fax: 1.509.865.5528


Brief Timeline


These tribes are primarily associated with the Yakima Reservation in Washington.

Tribes That Are Part of the Confederated Tribes of the Yakama Nation of Washington

The following tribes and bands were included in the 1855 Yakama Treaty and were later confederated as the Yakama Nation -- Yakama, Palouse, Pisquouse, Wenatshapam, Klikatat, Klinquit, Kow-was-say-ee, Li-ay-was, Skin-pah, Wish-ham, Shyiks, Ochechotes, Kah-milt-pay, and Se-ap-cat.


The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:


1855 Treaty with 14 Tribes and Bands later confederated as the Yakama Nation.

Important Websites

For Further Reading

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