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This small, but intriguing museum features life-sized models of Cocopah ancestral people arranged in historic settings.
Built in 1996, the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center features exhibits on history and culture, meeting spaces and a gift shop. The Museum, which resides on the West Cocopah Reservation, is surrounded by a 1.5-acre park spotted with luxurious Sonoran trees and plants with a replica of a traditional Cocopah dwelling and Ramada.
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, pottery, traditional tattoo designs, musical instruments and the Cocopah warriors' display.
Guests may purchase authentic Cocopah beadwork, Native arts and crafts, Native American music, jewelry, novelty items and much more at the Gift Shop.