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Photograph of Klickitat man courtesy Northwestern University Library, Edward S. Curtis's 'The North American Indian': the Photographic Images, 2001.
Klickitat Indians

First Noted by Expedition
October 1805

Located in what is now central Washington, the Klickitat were closely related to the Yakima, with whom they shared a culture and economic basis. Like most of the bands in the region, they participated in the trade of salmon, berries, root bread, and other goods.

In 1805 when the Lewis and Clark expedition met them, the Klickitat were living at the headwaters of the Yakima and Klickitat Rivers.

Ceding much of their lands to the U.S. government in 1855, the band was moved onto the Yakima Reservation. By the 1970s the Klickitat no longer existed as a distinct tribal entity.

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