Welcome to Cocopah Indian Tribe
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
Tribal members, see what's happening in your community and around the region. Click on here for the Cocopah Museum's January Cocopah Times Newsletter.
Feb 1st, 2016
Councilmembers from the Cocopah and Quechan Indian Tribes on Wednesday morning (Jan. 27) hosted a ground breaking ceremony to kick off construction of a new $33.7 million medical center. The long awaited project will provide healthcare services to thousands of Native Americans in the area and will employ about 200 people. The new medical facility will be located on the Quechan Reservation. Construction is expected to start in February. The new facility will encompass more than 76,000 square feet and is expected to take up to 18 months to complete.Read More
Feb 1st, 2016