Quechan Tribe

Introductory Information

Home of the Quechan (pronounced Kwuh-tsan) Indians, Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation is located along both sides of the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona. The reservation borders the states of Arizona, California, Baja California and Mexico. Encompassing 45,000 acres, the reservation is bisected on the south by Interstate 8 (I-8). Consequently, several million cars a year drive through the Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation on their way to and from Phoenix and San Diego.

The Yuma, who today prefer to be called the Quechan, have long been known as fighters. For centuries they battled the Papago, Apache, and other tribes for control of the fertile flood plains of the Colorado River (created by Kumastamxo by tracing a course through the desert with the tip of his lance) which is the boundary between California and Arizona.

Largely an agriculture community, the Tribe leases its 700 acre farm to a non-Indian farmer. It also operates a long-term sand and gravel lease with a non-Indian corporation which employs 8 to 10 tribal members.

In addition to farming and the sand and gravel operation, the Fort Yuma Quechan Reservation counts on tourism and related business to augment its economy. The hot summers and relatively warm winter temperatures make the site a desirable winter vacation spot from November to March. To serve this audience the Tribe manages five trailer and RV parks, a small grocery store, museum, bingo hall, utility company and a fish and game department.

According to the most recent data from the Tribal Enrollment Office, the Quechan population totals 2,475 members.

Government And Council Members Listing

  • Michael Jackson, Sr., President
  • Michael Jack, Vice President
  • Aaron Brown, Council Member
  • Juliana Comet, Council Member
  • James Montague, Council Member
  • Cryselle Montague-Uribe, Council Member
  • Virgil Smith, Council Member

Public Relations

Attractions

Responding to its location on the border between the U.S. and Mexico, the Tribe operates a seasonal parking lot in Andrade, located outside the port-of-entry into Algodones, B.C., Mexico.

The Quechan Tribe has received a grant to build a Heritage Center to be located on I-8. When complete it will feature a museum and a hotel. Groundbreaking is scheduled for 1995.

Other visitor attractions include the nearby California dunes and Yuma’s historic areas, golf courses, night sports, and shopping at San Luis, a port-of-entry community. Water sports such as fishing, water skiing and swimming at lakes along the Colorado River are also available.

Gaming

In 1994, the Quechan Tribe opened a 300 seat bingo hall. Recently the Tribe entered into an agreement with Pacific Coast from Minnesota to develop a new casino.

Visitor Amenities

  • Visitor services are limited to RV parks. Additional services in the area are readily available in nearby Yuma.

Special Tribal Events

  • Contact the Tribe for local community events.

Contact

Quechan Tribe
PO Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366-1899

Phone: (760) 572-0213
Fax: (760) 572-2102

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