4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 29, 2021 2:39 PM by Miles Miller

    Seeking information about Jim Wallahee

    Miles Miller Wayfarer

      I am seeking information about my great great great grandfather Jim Wallahee.

        • Re: Seeking information about Jim Wallahee
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Mr. Miller,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          For an overview on how to begin your research, we suggest that you review NARA’s Native American Heritage as well as the FamilySearch Research wiki for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Genealogy.  We also suggest that you search the various Free US Indian Census Rolls 1885-1940 that are organized by Tribal Nation for mention of your ancestor


          When embarking on Native American genealogy, please note that the records in the custody of NARA often only detail those living on the reservations or being administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If an ancestor was Native American and left the reservation or did not have interaction with the United States Government as such, they will not be recorded in NARA’s records and tracing their genealogy may be difficult.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!


          • Re: Seeking information about Jim Wallahee
            Alice Lane Ranger

            Hi Miles, Welcome to History Hub, I found the following photo and article on the webpage below

            Looking Back: Residents rattled by earthquake in 1946 | All Access | dailyrecordnews.com

            Alice Lane

            Research Volunteer


            Chief Jim Wallahee


            Jim Wallahee, grandson of Chief Ohi of the Kittitas Indians, visited Ellensburg on Feb. 16, 1921 and spoke of a time when of a time when the fish were bigger and the stores smaller in the area.

            Courtesy of Northwest Room, Spokane Public Library

            100 years ago

            Chief Jim Wallahee from Toppenish visited Ellensburg today. He remembers Ellensburg when it was ony a small group of buildings in the site of what is now Third and Main streets. He tells when he came down from the Nanum where he was born and his people were all through this region and they caught many salmon in the Nanum creek. He was pleased with the progress Ellensburg has made since he was a boy here. Chief Wallahee remembers John Shoudy and the orginal settlement here and turns a reflective eye back on a time when the fish were bigger and the stores smaller in the area.

            — February 16, 1921