Native American Tribes Nations and Confederacies: Yakima

The Yakima are an indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Sahaptin-Chinook branch of the Penutian linguistic stock.

In the early 19th century they lived along the Columbia and Yakima rivers in central Washington. They then numbered some 1,200.

In 1855 an attempt by the United States to place the Yakima on a reservation in Washington resulted in war, and under the leader, Kamiakin, the Yakima fought until 1859, when they were finally subdued.

In 1990 there were over 7,500 Yakima in the United States.

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