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
Community
Yakama
Category
Ceremony, Education, Lifeways
Summary
The Butterfly Dance curriculum was developed by the Yakama Nation Library and Jolena Tillequots, Michael-David Bushman, Marylee Jones, and Bessie Wilson for use both within the tribe and by outside educators.
Community
Yakama
Category
Education, Lifeways
Summary
The Traditional Dance Revival curriculum was developed by the Yakama Nation Library and Jolena Tillequots, Michael-David Bushman, Lucinda Bill, Marlene White, and Eleanor Hunt for use both within the tribe and by outside educators.
Community
Yakama
Category
Ceremony, Education, Lifeways
Summary
The Swan Dance curriculum was developed by the Yakama Nation Library and Jolena Tillequots, Michael-David Bushman, Marylee Jones, and Bessie Wilson for use both within the tribe and by outside educators.
Community
Yakama
Category
Ceremony, Education, Lifeways
Summary
The Feather Dance curriculum was developed by the Yakama Nation Library and Jolena Tillequots, Michael-David Bushman, Marylee Jones, and Bessie Wilson for use both within the tribe and by outside educators.
Community
Yakama
Category
Ceremony, Education, Lifeways
Summary
The Welcome-Social Dance curriculum was developed by the Yakama Nation Library and Jolena Tillequots, Michael-David Bushman, Marylee Jones, and Bessie Wilson for use both within the tribe and by outside educators.