Cocopah Museum

Cocopah Museum

Traditional Cocopah Homes

Traditional Cocopah Homes

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Welcome to Cocopah Indian Tribe

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe, known as the River People, have lived along the lower Colorado River and delta for centuries, maintaining their traditional and cultural beliefs throughout many political and environmental changes. Descended from the greater Yuman-speaking people who occupied lands along the Colorado River, the Cocopah had no written language, however, historical records have been passed on orally and by outside visitors.

Established in 1917, the Cocopah Reservation comprises approximately 6,500 acres. Currently about 1,000 tribal members live and work on or near the Reservation. In 1964, the Tribe founded its first Constitution and established a Tribal Council.

Located 13 miles south of Yuma, AZ, the Reservation is home to Cocopah Casino, Cocopah Resort & Conference Center, Cocopah Rio Colorado Golf Course, Cocopah Museum, Cocopah RV & Golf Resort, Cocopah Speedway and Wild River Family Entertainment Center. Visitors enjoy golfing, gaming, shopping, learning about the Tribe's culture and taking in the great scenic beauty of the region. 

Cocopah Newsletters are now online

Want to know what's happening at Cocopah Enterprises every weekend?

Click on link for Weekend Activities Flyer (updated weekly).  

Tribal members, see what's happening in your community and around the region. Click on link for Cocopah Times Newsletter published by Cocopah Museum. October Cocopah Times Newsletter.

Latest News


Raymond Robles to Serve as Housing and Development Director

Oct 31st, 2014

“I’m looking forward to serving the Cocopah Indian Tribe," said Robles.

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Cocopah Emergency Manager Earns Federal Recognition

Oct 21st, 2014

As it stands, the Cocopah Indian Tribe, the Gila River Indian Community, and ITCA are the only entities thus far to have federally recognized tribal training officers.

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