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also Ya·ki·ma  (yăk′ə-mə, -mô)
n. pl. Yakama or Ya·ka·mas also Yakima or Ya·ki·mas
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting south-central Washington.
2. The dialect of Sahaptin spoken by the Yakama.
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press the Yakamas who were present; they objected: "I will not sell
of the Yakamas at Wenatshapam, it did not cede their rights to fish at
136) Treaty with the Yakamas, June 9, 1855, 12 Stat.
Clearly exhibiting pride in their economic achievements, the Yakamas also include items that serve as reminders of times very different from today: they include original pages from an 1855 treaty that formed fourteen tribes and bands into the Yakama Nation (figure 6).
Closer to home is Washington State's Yakama Nation, telling a story of successful nation building.
The district court held that the treaty with the Yakamas exempted them from obtaining a Washington State truck license and from paying overweight permit fees.
The Yakamas claimed that the appellants had violated their travel rights under the treaty.
In 1855, white encroachment forced the Yakamas,(139) Umatillas, Warm Springs, and Nez Perce to enter into treaties with Governors Isaac Stevens and Joel Palmer.
Yakama Chief Charlie Saluskin remembered Splawn, "He was my friend.
24) Winans involved the interpretation of the Yakama Indian Nation's 1855 treaty with the United States, which reserved to the Tribe "the right of taking fish at all usual and accustomed places, in common with the citizens of the Territory, and of erecting temporary buildings for curing them.
The Lummi Tribe, Quinault Tribe, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe, Stillaguamish Tribe, Upper Skagit River Tribe, and Yakama Nation later joined as intervenor plaintiffs.