The Yakama Indians were fishing people. Their staple food was salmon. Yakama men also hunted for deer, elk, and small game. Yakama women gathered nuts, roots, and berries to add to their diet.
The Yakama people are similar to the other native inhabitants of the Columbia River Plateau. They were hunters and gatherers well- known for trading salmon harvested from annual runs in the Columbia River.
1: a member of a group of Sahaptin peoples of the lower Yakima River valley, south central Washington. 2: the language of the Yakama people.
Yakama, formerly spelled Yakima, self-name Waptailmim (“People of the Narrow River”), in full Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, North American Indian tribe that lived along the Columbia, Yakima, and Wenatchee rivers in what is now the south-central region of the U.S. state of Washington.
In 1855, the 14 bands and tribes of the Yakama Nation ceded 11.5 million acres of that land to the United States as part of the Yakama Treaty. Most of the reservation is closed to non-tribal members and the Yakama are rightfully protective of their land, rarely granting access to visitors.
First Chief of the Yakama Nation 1856-1861 He was confirmed by J.W. Nesmith, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Washington-Oregon Territory in 1856.
The buffalo was the center of native Indian culture in the Great Plains. The huge animal provided meat for the Indians. But it was much more than just food. It was an important part of the religion of most of the native people in the Great Plains.
Spokane – The Spokane Tribe of Indians’ reservation is 159,000 acres located in Eastern Washington, the tribe has approximately 2,700 members.
The Yakama used canoes made out of lightweight birch bark to traverse the rivers. Horses weren’t available to the Yakama until after the colonists brought them from Europe, so the Yakima would just walk. Sometimes in the snow they would wear snow shoes to help them walk.
Yakima, WA, is not a particularly safe place to live. Several of its citizens live under the poverty line, leaving them vulnerable to crime and gang activity in their neighborhoods.
The Yakama Indian Reservation is a Native American reservation in Washington state of the federally recognized tribe known as the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. The tribe is made up of Klikitat, Palus, Wallawalla, Wanapam, Wenatchi, Wishram, and Yakama peoples.
Total Size: 1.4 Million Acres (2,100 Square Miles), Tribal Enrollment Total: 9,500 (as of 2015). The Colville Indian Reservation is occupied by over 5,000 residents, both Colville tribal members and their families and other non-Colville members, living either in small communities or in rural settings.
The Nimiipuu people have always resided and subsisted on lands that included the present-day Nez Perce Reservation in north-central Idaho. Today, the Nez Perce Tribe is a federally recognized tribal nation with more than 3,500 citizens.
Nez Percé, self-name Nimi’ipuu, North American Indian people whose traditional territory centred on the lower Snake River and such tributaries as the Salmon and Clearwater rivers in what is now northeastern Oregon, southeastern Washington, and central Idaho, U.S. They were the largest, most powerful, and best-known of
Yakima (/ˈjækɪmɑː/ or /ˈjækɪmə/) is a city in and the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, and the state’s eleventh-largest city by population. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 91,067 and a metropolitan population of 243,231.