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Yakama Indians

Member of an American Indian people who lived along the Columbia River valley on the Great Columbia Plateau, Washington. They speak a Penutian

Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863

1814–63, American leader of secession , b. Warren co., Ga. Admitted (1834) to the bar in Greenville, S.C., he soon moved to Alabama. There he became


term used by Americans generally in reference to a native of New England and by non-Americans, especially the British, in reference to an American of

Yazoo Fraud, 1795

name given to the sale in 1795 by an act of the Georgia legislature of vast holdings in the Yazoo River country to four land companies following the

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Y chromosome

Smaller of the two sex chromosomes . In male mammals it occurs paired with the other type of sex chromosome (X), which carries far more genes . The Y

Open Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939

Nationality: Irish b. 13 June 1865, Dublin, Ireland; d. 28 January 1939, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France “For his always inspired poetry, which in a

Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich, 1931-2007

Russian politician, president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) 1990–91, and first president of the newly independent

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Yemen (Republic)

( yĕm'ən ), officially Republic of Yemen, republic (2005 est. pop. 20,727,000), 207,300 sq mi (535,800 sq km), SW Asia, at the southern edge of the

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Yom Kippur

Jewish high holy day, or ‘day of awe’, held on the tenth day of Tishri (September–October), the first month of the Jewish year. It is a day of

York Minster

Cathedral in York , England. It is the cathedral and metropolitan church of St Peter, and one of the most famous of Europe's Gothic buildings. The