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Cocopa

 

 

Ethnie: COCOPAH (Cocopa)
Language: Delta-California Yuman
Family: Yuman
Stock: Western Hokan
Phylum: Hokan
Macro-Culture: Colorado River
Speakers 520      1998 Peter Larson (US and Mexico)
     The Cocopa were a sedentary hunter/farmer tribe of the Colorado River delta with their aboriginal territory in Mexico.  The Gadsden Purchase placed much of the tribe in the United States.  They suffered in conflicts with other Colorado River tribes and from the White influx.
Aboriginal Locations
MX  11 villages with two villages Mountain and River
Arizona Present Locations
Cocopa Reservation, Somerton  http://www.cocopah.com/
Colorado River Reservation, Parker
Year History
1540 Met by Hernando de Alarcon
1604 Met by Francisco de Escobar
1701 Met by Kino
1776 Met by Francisco Garces who failed in an attempt to missionize tribe
178X Joined by Halykwami
1826 Visited by R. W. H. Hardy
1850 Joined Yuma and Cahuilla in outbreak at Cupeno village over taxes
1853 Gadsden Purchase placed much of Cocopa territory in U.S.
1900 Smallpox epidemic
1917 Cocopah Indian Reservation created by Executive Order signed by President Woodrow Wilson
1964 Tribe established its first constitution
1985 Tribe gained 4,200 acres via Cocopah Land Acquisition Bill signed by President Ronald Reagon
Year U.S. Population Source
1700 0 NAHDB calculation
1800 0 NAHDB calculation
1900 700 NAHDB calculation
1901 450 Chittendon
1973 360 BIA
1974 500 Tribal roll
1980 571 Tribal roll
1981 835 BIA
1989 677 BIA
2000 800 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Diegueno (Kumeyaay), Halykwami, Kamia, Kohuana
Cocopa Sites:
Cocopa  http://www.everyculture.com/North-America/Cocopa.html
Cocopah Authors  http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/t19
Cocopah Baby Bark Skirt 1977  http://www.kumeyaay.info/cocopah.html?http%3A//www.kumeyaay.info/cocopah/cocopah_baby.html
Cocopah Casino  http://www.cocopahresort.com/
Cocopah Indian Crafts  http://cocopahindiancrafts.com/index.asp
Cocopah Indian Tribe  http://www.cocopah.com/
Cocopah Reservation  http://www.cba.nau.edu/caied/TribePages/Cocopah.asp
Coccopa Indian History  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/yuman/cocopaindianhistory.htm
Cocopa Indian Language  http://www.native-languages.org/cocopa.htm
Cocopa Indians  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=COC
Cocopa Indians  http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/cocopa.html
Cocopa Language  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=COC
Cocopa Linguistic Lineage  http://www.ethnologue.com/14/show_lang_family.asp?code=COC
Colorado River Culture and Ethnobotany  http://www.fourdir.com/colorado_river_culture.htm
Colorado River Mud  1980  http://www.kumeyaay.info/cocopah.html?http%3A//www.kumeyaay.info/cocopah/colorado_river_mud.html
Heavily Used Colorado River ...  http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/salton/HeavilyusedCoRH2Olastdrop.html
Original Cocopa Law ...  http://www.zmag.org/content/Chiapas/silva_cocopa-feb19-02.cfm
Planners Seek Water to Revive Mexico's Colorado River Delta  http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/salton/revivewatermxcordelta.html.htm
Who Is a Tribal Indian ...?  http://www.americanindiansource.com/whoarewe.html

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