Native American Culture
Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center
14533 Veterans Drive, Somerton
The Cocopah - the River People, in their language - have made their home along the lower Colorado River and its delta for more than 3,000 years. At the museum, you'll get a chance to learn about their ways of life and traditions. There's also a gift shop featuring original beadwork by Cocopah artists and other items. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closes 2 p.m. on last Friday of each month), closed on weekends. Admission free (donations welcome); guided tours available by appointment.
Quechan Tribal Museum Gift Shop
350 Picacho Road
Because their home territory included the Yuma crossing, the Quechan tribe has always been at the crossroads. The museum that details the tribe's history is closed indefinitely due to structural concerns, but a gift shop featuring items made by tribal members is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 5 p.m. The gift shop is on Mission Hill, cross the Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge from Yuma and look for signs.