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 (kĕch′ən, kwŭt′sän′)
n. pl. Quechan or Que·chan
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting an area along the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California.
2. The Yuman language of the Quechan. In both senses also called Yuma.

[Quechan kwaćȧn, those who descended (from the sacred mountain of creation).]
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The Yuma Indians, despite centuries of violence and successful warfare, ended up being a "treaty tribe," or a tribe that gave up and fell under the protection of the U.
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Although the Yuma Indians dosed the route after a revolt from Spanish rule in 1781, its legacy survived that period and continues into our own.