Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe

Explore the Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe's native culture along the beautiful Colorado River near Yuma, AZ.

Home to the Quechan Indians, the Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribal lands are located along both sides of the Colorado River near the western Arizona city of Yuma. Formerly known as the Yuma American Indians, the Quechan Tribe is well known for their distinct language, which is the native tongue of southeastern California and southwestern Arizona—only a few hundred people are believed to speak it today.

History & Nature

The Quechan have a long history. Centuries ago, they battled and traded with the Papago, Apache, and other tribes for the fertile flood plains of the Colorado River. Since those days of trading, the tribe now largely earns its income from agricultural and commercial land leasing.

Things to Do

The tribe operates the Paradise Casino, a 24-hour destination popular for its concerts and shows. More entertainment waits in its casino that features more than 500 new and classic slot machines with new games added to the floor frequently.

The Quechan Casino Resort is another option for visitors, providing a blend of superior accommodations with a causal atmosphere; it’s a favorite place for business and leisure travelers alike.

Where to Stay

Stay and play at the Quechan Casino Resort, or lodging options are available in nearby Yuma.

Annual Events

Quechan Indian Day Celebration
Location: Fort Yuma
Date: September

For More Information

Tribal Government
PO Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366
(760) 572-0213

Visit Tribal Website

Nearby Communities

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Yuma

Today's Yuma turns the old west into the wild, wet west, with the Colorado River making a big splash into a bevy of outdoor activities available.