The Yeehats are theclimax antagonists in Jack London's 1903 short adventure novel The Call of the Wild. They are a deadly tribe of murderous Indians who murder John Thornton and his friends. The Yeehats have been hiding in the forest for centuries, guarding the gold there and killing anyone who goes near it.
The chief was portrayed by Buffalo Child in the 1993 film.
As Buck becomes leader of the wolf pack, the Yeehats attack Thornton's camp and kill Thornton as well as his friends Pete and Hans and dogs Skeet and Nig.
They do a dance around the wreckage until Buck attacks the chief and tears his throat off. Buck was so angry that he dodged every arrow and made the hunters kill each other by accident. Another warrior tries to shoot at Buck, but ends up accidentally killing his friends. The Yeehats then flee from Buck, calling him the "Evil Spirit".
Some time later, the Yeehats notice some changes between the wolves and tell a story about a Ghost Dog that led the wolf pack and lived in a valley that no one dared to enter, because the dog kills hunters and warriors.
- The Yeehats are not a real Indian tribe. They were made up by Jack London.
- In the 1976 film, it is implied that they killed Buck's wolf friend as well.
- They are not featured in the 1981 anime film Call of the Wild: Howl Buck. Instead, they are replaced with white criminals.
- In the 1997 film Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, one of the Indians wore white men clothes.