Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe

Home to the Quechan Indians, the Fort Yuma-Quechan reservation is located along both sides of the Colorado River. 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.

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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.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

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

Annual Events

Yuma Crossing Day
Location: Fort Yuma
Date: February
Information: (760) 572-0661

Quechan Indian Day Celebration
Location: Fort Yuma
Date: September
Information: (760) 572-0213

Location And Nearby Communities

Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation is located along both sides of the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona and borders the, California, and Mexico.

Nearby Communities:

For More Information

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

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