United States Congress
Use of Portion of Yakima Reservation for Railroad Purposes February 19, 1887
Government Printing Office
Native Americans continued to see their lands encroached upon or taken as treaties and agreements were altered by the progress of the railroads. The Yakima Reservation in Washington saw the Northern Pacific request lands to build its railroad line along the reservation’s border with the Yakima River. Congress approved this change in 1887, as shown on this document.