Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe, Arizona (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
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
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
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