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 September Cocopah Times Newsletter.
Sep 22nd, 2016
Jennifer Serrano talks about what she's learned so far on the journey to become Miss Cocopah and what she hopes to accomplish during her reign.Read More
Sep 22nd, 2016
In her last official public appearance as Miss Cocopah 2014-16, Samantha Twist thanks her family and her tribe for the support and encouragement they provided during her reign.Read More