Cocopah Indian Reservation, Arizona (Reservation)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png Arizona Gotoarrow.png Indians of Arizona Gotoarrow.png Cocopah Indian Reservation, Arizona (Reservation)

Tribal Headquarters

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Cocopah Indian Tribe
County 15th & Ave G
Somerton, AZ 85350
(928) 627-2102

Records at tribal headquarters are for currently enrolled tribal members. Records may include: allotments, annuities, enrollments, employees, courts, leases, police registers, registers of families, and vital records. These records vary from tribe to tribe. Find the older and most useful records for family history research at the BIA Agency for the tribe, or at the National Archives.

History

The Cocopah Indian Reservation is a federally-recognized reservation, located just south of Yuma, Arizona and is comprised of three non-contiguous bodies of land known as the North, West and East Reservations. The Reservation was established by Executive Order No. 2711, signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1917. In 1985, the Cocopah Tribe acquired an additional 4,200 acres, including the North Reservation, through the Cocopah Land Acquisition Bill signed by President Ronald Reagan. Today, the East, West and North Reservations comprise over 6,500 acres. Much of the Reservation land is leased as agricultural land to non-Indian farmers.

See About the Cocopah Tribe of Arizona.

Records

For Further Reading

References

  1. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2