Wenatchee Tribe

Wenatchee Indians (Yakima; winätshi, ‘river issuing from a canyon,’ referring to Wenatchee river). A Salish division, probably a band of the Pisquows, formerly on Wenatchee river, a tributary of the Columbia in Washington.  In 1850 there were said to have been 50 on Yakima Reservation, but 66 were enumerated in the Report on Indian Affairs for 1910 as under the Colville agency.  It is uncertain whether these bodies belonged to one original band.

Yakima Reservation,

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

2 thoughts on “Wenatchee Tribe”

  1. 7-19-19
    To Whom It May Concern:
    RE: Chief Kiutus Tecumseh
    Chief Kiutus Tecumseh (aka Herman Willis Roberts) is my 3rd cousin 3x removed. His great grandfather Ethelred Roberts and my 4 x great grandfather were brothers. I have read that Chief Kiutus Tecumseh was also the great grandson of the Shawnee Warrior Chief Tecumseh who tried to unite all of the Indian tribes against the encroachment of the colonists, but was unable to do so after the Battle of Tippecanoe and because of his death at the Battle of Thames.
    Question: Is there any written documented proof, e.g., through tribal records, birth certificates, etc., that demonstrate that Chief Kiutus Tecumseh is the great grandson of Chief Tecumseh? I am doing my genealogical research and and seeking to fill this gap. Any information or references to resources that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Dinah Crayton, JD, EdD

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