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.
The Yakama are a Native American tribe with nearly 10,851 members, based primarily in eastern Washington state. Yakama people today are enrolled in the federally recognized tribe, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.
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.
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.
Spokane – The Spokane Tribe of Indians’ reservation is 159,000 acres located in Eastern Washington, the tribe has approximately 2,700 members.
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.
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.
role of Yakama Indians acquired historical distinction in the Yakama Indian Wars (1855–58), an attempt by the tribe to resist U.S. forces intent upon clearing the Washington Territory for prospectors and settlers.
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.
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.
No one is entirely sure where this name came from. It may have been an English corruption of the Yakama word for “pregnant women,” “family,” or “runaway.” Their own name for themselves was Waptailmim, which means “people of the narrow river.”
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.
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
Seminole men wore Native breechclouts. Seminole women wore wraparound skirts, usually woven from palmetto. Shirts were not necessary in Seminole culture, but men and women both wore poncho-style mantles in cool weather. Like most Native Americans, the Seminoles wore moccasins on their feet.
The people of the Seminole tribe were Native Americans who originally lived in northern Florida. They retreated to southern Florida when American settlers moved into their territory. Today, they live in Florida and Oklahoma. The Seminole tribe was formed out of people from several other tribes in the 1700s.