The Sociolinguists' Eye View series tells the story of the linguistic outcomes of interethnic contact in the Pacific Northwestern United States from the point of view of the respondents who participated in our study. The research project focuses on five ethnic groups with a long-established presence in the Pacific Northwest.
The focus of this timeline is the Yakama people of the Pacific Northwest. The Yakama are not a people of the past, they are still very much present and active today.
The timeline below captures aspects of the ongoing story of the Yakama People's history spanning from 1850 to the present day. Where audio is available, our respondents from the community share their memories of events as they lived them.
To see more dates hover your mouse over the blue timeline area and scroll to the right.
To hear the stories our respondents told us in their own words, click on the audio icon and then the black play button.
These audio clips are used with permission and should not be used by any other entity without the expressed written consent of the respondent. Personal details are omitted to protect respondent identity.