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Quechan Culture and History

As a complement to our Quechan language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Quechan tribe and their society. Please note that Quechans and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Quechan history is interesting and important, but the Quechan Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Please contact us if you have a Quechan link to add.

Our Quechan/Yuma Websites

Quechan Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Yuma Indian language.
Yuma Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Yuma culture.
Yuma Legends:
    Collection of Quechan Indian legends and folktales.

Quechan Tribal and Community Websites

Quechan Tribe:
    Official website of the Quechan Indian tribe (currently under construction.)
Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe:
    Profile of the Quechan Nation from the Intertribal Council of Arizona.
Quechan Casino Resort:
    Homepage of the Quechan tribal casino.

Quechan Lifestyle and Tradition

The Yuma Indians:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Quechan (Yuma) tribe.
Yuma:
    Information sheet on the Yuma Indians.
Quechan Culture:
    Articles on the culture and traditions of the Quechan people.
Yuma legends:
    Collection of Yuma Indian legends and folktales.
Quechan Authors:
    Quechan writers, their lives and work.
Quechan:
    Wikipedia article on the Quechan (Yuma) tribe.

Books for sale on the Quechan Indians

The Quechan Indians: Cultural aspects of a California Indian tribe:
    Detailed ethnography of the Yuma Indian tribe for sale.
Grandmothers Christmas Story:
    A Quechan Indian story of cross-cultural cooperation.
The People: Indians of the American Southwest:
    Interesting book on the culture of the Quechan Indians and other Southwestern tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Quechans and Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Quechan:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Quechan tribe.
   Pueblo Yuma * Los Yuma:
   Information about the Yuma tribe in Spanish.
   Quechan Tribe:
   Quechan links.



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