Yakama Indians

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The Yakama (Yakama) Tribe is located in central Washington along the Columbia River.


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

1855 -- Treaty with the U.S. government

1855 -- Reservation established on Salt Fork River west of the Arkansas River in Indian Territory

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 and in David Bushnell's Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi.

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

Tribal Headquarters




Yakima Agency

Important Web Sites

The Official Web Site of the Ponca Nation

Indian Nations, Indian Territory, Archives -- Ponca Tribe