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!
Thank you, I have done all that research through the sites you suggested but fihnd lil information. I thought I would try my luck in this site.
Thank you for your suggestions. I began my research on Ancestry, Access Geanalogy snd Family Search. I discovered this place by a hapoy accident and thought maybe somebody in here could help. Records in Access Geanalogy don’t go back very far and are difficult to read OR havecsomecrecords filed in the WRONG PLACE!! For instance when looking at 1885 Yakama Indian Census Records I have to scroll to page 320 in the Wisconsin files!!
Hi Miles, Welcome to History Hub, I found the following photo and article on the webpage below
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