Photograph of two Yakama warriors on horseback, one identified as Willie John, circa 1911.
Two Yakima warriors on horseback (under trees), one identified as Willie John: Many of the "weapons" displayed were commonly used for hunting or fishing. Plateau people were not a warring nation, but rather bands and tribes lived autonomously following their ancient gathering paths. Notice the similar appearance of the horses, a breed of great stamina favored by the Plateau people. It may be the breed the Umatillas are attempting to revive.