Yakima Valley Museum
Resources The people of the Yakima Valley have always depended upon the area’s natural resources to exist and prosper. The Yakama Indians developed tools and techniques to secure, prepare, and preserve adequate food from the natural bounty of the local environment. Cattlemen who moved into the Yakima Valley in the 1800s used the native grasses to feed their livestock, but also made some of the first attempts to change the natural landscape by installing barbed wire fencing. And settlers arriving from other parts of North America quickly learned how irrigation made modern agriculture possible.

La gente del Valle de Yakima siempre dependieron de los recursos naturals para subsistir y prosperar. La tribu indígena Yakamas, desarrollaron herramientas y técnica para asegurar, preparar y preservar suficiente alimento de la amplia abundancia natural que existia en su medio ambiente. Los ganaderos que emigraron al Valle de Yakima en los 1800s se sirvieron de las pasturas para alimentar su ganado, pero tambien intentaron cambiar el medio ambiente natural instalando cercados de alambre. Los colonos que llegaron de otras partes de Norte América pronto aprendieron como la irrigación permitia que la argricultura moderna se llevara a cabo.

 

Journey

Surveyor Wagon
The "Journey of the Apple" exhibit represents a prototype of one component of LAND.    

 

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