Yakama

Yakamas have lived in Central and South Central Washington since time immemorial. They are one segment of several tribes comprising the Plateau culture of Native Americans in the Northwestern United States. Yakamas continue spiritual practices like the sweat house cleansing in preparation for traditional life way activities like medicine food gathering and participating in seasonal first-food feasts of thanks and respect to other beings with whom we share Mother Earth. Yakamas continuously strive to keep these life-way laws handed down from the Creator.

Yakama Nation Museum and Cultural Center

Listen to the Yakama welcome.

Recent DH Items
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Yakama
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Education, Lifeways
Summary
Signed by Nipo Strongheart. Illustrated short poems. A poetic version of Chief Joseph’s narrative.
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Yakama
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Education, Government to Government Relations, Lifeways
Summary
Yakama descendent and honorary member of the Yakama George Mitchell Jr., later known as Nipo T. Strongheart was born May 15th, 1891 on the Yakama Reservation in White Swan to George and Leonora (Williams) Mitchell.
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Yakama, Yakima Valley Libraries
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Education, Lifeways
Community
Yakama, Yakima Valley Libraries
Category
Education, Lifeways
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Community
Yakama, Yakima Valley Libraries
Category
Education, Lifeways