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Originally known as the river people, the Cocopah Indian tribe is nestled between Yuma and San Felipe Mexico and right along the Colorado River. Lush foliage and diverse wildlife meets the riverbanks, where the Cocopah people caught fish and grew various beans, corn and grains.
With no written language, the spoken Cocopah word remains alive after being passed down from ancestors. The community opened up a tribal museum and cultural center nearly 11 years ago, and their traditional dance grounds are still used for tribal festivities, hand games and dances.
Enjoy gaming at the Cocopah Resort & Conference Center and Wild River Family Entertainment Center, golfing at the Cocopah Rio Colorado Golf Course, and learning about the Cocopah culture at the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center.
The Cocopah Resort & Conference Center is just a short distance from the Yuma International Airport and provides a comfortable place to reside while enjoying the community.
Cocopah Cultural Celebration Day
Location: West Cocopah Reservation
Information: (928) 627-1992
Native American Day
Location: Cocopah Casino
Date: September on Native American Day
Information: (800) 23-SLOTS
The Cocopah Indian Reservation is located 13 miles south of Yuma.
14515 S. Veterans Drive
Somerton, AZ 85250