Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe
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]
Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation
P.O. Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366-1899
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]
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:
- Allotment records
- Annuity rolls
- Census records
- Health records
- School census and records
- Vital records
Agencies[edit | edit source]
School Records[edit | edit source]
For Further Reading[edit | edit source]
For background information to help find American Indian ancestors see For Further Reading.
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Constitution and By-Laws of the Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation California, Approved December 18, 1936.
- Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe
- Quechan Tribe Wikipedia