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The Yakama (Yakima) Tribe is located in central Washington along the Columbia River. The Yakama Nationa has adopted the spelling of its name as "Yakama," which they feel is the more correct historical spelling of the name.<br>
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The Yakama (Yakima) Tribe is located in central Washington along the Columbia River. The Yakama Nation has adopted the spelling of its name as "Yakama," which they feel is the more correct historical spelling of the name.<br>  
  
 
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The Yakama (Yakima) Tribe is located in central Washington along the Columbia River. The Yakama Nation has adopted the spelling of its name as "Yakama," which they feel is the more correct historical spelling of the name.


History

1805 -- First contact with Europeans -- the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

1855 -- Treaty with the U.S. government

1855 -- Reservation established

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Yakima tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's The Indian Tribes of North America.

For additional history of the tribe, read more....

Tribal Headquarters

Yakima Indian Nation
2808 Main St
Union Gap, WA 98903

(509) 452-2502‎

Records

Treaties

The Yakama Nation Treaty of 9 June 1855.

Yakima Agency

The agency representing the Yakama Indians for the Bureau of Indian Affairs is the Yakima Agency. It is located at Toppenish, Washington. For additional history of this agency and an indication of the location of its records, click here.

Yakama Indian Nation -- BIA Agency
401 Fort Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

(509) 865-2255‎

Important Web Sites

References