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
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.
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Yakama Indian Nation -- BIA Agency 401 Fort Rd Toppenish, WA 98948
Important Web Sites
- Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.
- Swanton, John. The Indian Tribes of North America.