Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe

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Guide to Quechan Indian ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and other agency records.

Variant spellings: Quechan, Kwtsan, Kwtsaan

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366-1899
Phone: 760-919-3600

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1850's: Fort Yuma Established -Colonel Heintzelman

1857: War with the Pima Indians nearly annihilated the tribe.

6 Jul 1883: Yuma Reservation established 1934: Tribe established a constitution

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Land is Tribally-owned 617 acres. Allotted land: 8,629 acres

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Yuma Reservation

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Agencies[edit | edit source]

Yuma AgencyArizona

Yuma AgencyCalifornia

School Records[edit | edit source]

Fort Yuma Indian School

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

For background information to help find Native American ancestors see For Further Reading.

Websites[edit | edit source]

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