Built in 1996, the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center include hand-crafted exhibits, meeting space and a gift shop. The museum which resides on the West Reservation is surrounded by a 1.5-acre park features luxurious native trees and plants and a traditional dwelling replica made from natural elements.
The Cocopah Museum is a recognized federal repository, and its exhibits feature objects and depictions of Cocopah history and culture. Museum guests will see examples of traditional clothing such as bark skirts and leather sandals, modern-day beadwork, arrow weed-woven baskets, pottery, traditional tattoo designs, musical instruments and the Cocopah warriors' display.
The Museum also maintains a non-circulating archive filled with Cocopah artifacts and information.
Guests may purchase authentic Cocopah beadwork, Native arts and crafts, Native American music, jewelry, novelty items and much more at the gift shop.
Hours of operation:Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibit hours:Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special guided tours are available by appointment.
***Exhibits close at noon on the last Friday of each month****
Admission is free, however, donations are appreciated.
Museum Director:Lisa Wanstall
14533 South Veterans Drive
Somerton, AZ 85350
Jun 12th, 2013
The San Luis Walk-In Clinic's Mobil Unit will be at the West Cocopah Reservation every other Wednesday starting June 26th, 2013.Read More
May 29th, 2013
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Back-up generators for water wells.
The contractor shall provide professional services to supply and install three back-up generators for the Cocopah Indian Tribe (Tribe) in Yuma County, Arizona. The generators are necessary to keep water wells and treatment facilities in operation during periodic power outages.
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