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Yakama Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Yakama language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Yakama tribe and their society. Please note that Yakamas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Yakama history is interesting and important, but the Yakama Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Yakama Websites

Yakama Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Yakama Indian language.
Yakama Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Yakama culture.
Yakama Legends:
    Collection of Yakama Indian legends and folktales.

Yakama Tribal and Community Websites

Yakama Nation:
    Profile of the Yakama (formerly Yakima) tribe from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.
Yakama Nation Cultural Center:
    Homepage of the Yakama tribal museum, library, and meeting house.

Yakama Lifestyle and Tradition

Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center:
    Homepage of the Yakama tribe's museum and cultural center.
Yakima Legends:
    Collection of Yakama Indian legends and folktales.
The Yakima Indians * The Klickitat Indians:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Klickitat and Yakima tribes.
Kilckitat Indian History * Yakima Indian Tribe:
    History and culture of the Klickitat and Yakima Indians.
Yakima Authors:
    Yakama writers, their lives and work.
Yakama Nation Flag:
    Yakama flags.
Yakama Nation Tribal Plates:
    Yakama license plate.
Four Directions: Yakama:
    Timeline and links about Yakama history.

Books for sale on the Yakamas
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Ghost Voices: Yakima Indian Myths:
    Compilation of traditional Yakima legends and folktalkes.
The Yakama:
    Book for kids on the Yakama Nation past and present.
Yakima, Palouse, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Wanapum Indians:
    Ethnography for sale on the Yakima Indians and other Northwest Plateau Indian tribes.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Yakama.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Yakamas and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Yakama People * Yakama * Yakama Indian Reservation: * Yakima Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Yakama tribes.
   Pueblo Yakima * Los Yakama:
   Information about the Yakama tribe in Spanish.
   Yakama Indians * Yakama Tribe * Yakimas:
   Yakama links.

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