Yakama Indian Reservation


Yakama Indian Reservation

The Yakama Indian Reservation is a United States Indian reservation located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains in southern Washington. It is the homeland of the Yakama tribe of Native Americans. According to the United States Census Bureau the size of the reservation is 2,185.94 mi² (5,661.56 km²) and the population in 2000 was 31,799. It lies primarily in parts of Yakima and Klickitat counties, but a tiny section extends into the southeast corner of Lewis County. It was created in 1855 by a treaty signed by Washington Territory Gov. Isaac Stevens and representatives of the Yakama tribe. A dispute over the treaty led to the Yakima War of 1855. The largest community on the reservation is the city of Toppenish.

Communities

*Harrah
*Satus
*Toppenish
*Union Gap (part, population 100)
*Wapato
*White Swan

References

* [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-context=dt&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CHECK_SEARCH_RESULTS=N&-CONTEXT=dt&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P001&-tree_id=4001&-transpose=N&-all_geo_types=N&-redoLog=true&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=label&-geo_id=25000US4690&-search_results=25000US4690&-format=&-fully_or_partially=N&-_lang=en&-show_geoid=Y Yakama Reservation and Off-Reservation Trust Land, Washington] United States Census Bureau


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