Cocopah


Cocopah

The Cocopah are a Native American peoples that live in Baja California, Mexico, and some emigated and settled on the lower reaches of the Colorado River. They are a Yuman people. As of the 2000 census a resident population of 1,025 persons, of whom 519 were solely of Native American heritage, lived on the 25.948 km² (10.0185 sq mi) Cocopah Indian Reservation, which is composed of several non-contiguous sections in Yuma County, Arizona, lying southwest and northwest of the city of Yuma, Arizona, USA. There is a casino and bingo hall on the reservation. Another Yuman peoples, the Quechan, lives in the adjacent Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. Their heritage language is the Cocopah language. They sometimes wear grass skirts.

References

* [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-context=dt&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P001&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P003&-tree_id=4001&-transpose=N&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=Y&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=25000US0695&-search_results=27300US0695040279326499999&-format=&-_lang=en&-show_geoid=Y Cocopah Reservation, Arizona] United States Census Bureau

Bibliography

* Kelly, William H. (1977). "Cocopa ethnography". Anthropological papers of the University of Arizona (No. 29). Tucson: University of Arizona Press. ISBN 0-8165-0496-2.

External links

*http://www.cocopah.com/


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