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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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He writes that Quechan warriors in the 1850s visited allies to ask them to join in an assault intended to wipe out the Maricopa "and their treacherous alliance to non-Indians" (p.
Byrnes is admitted in the state and federal courts in Arizona and Oklahoma, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the following tribal courts: Gila Indian River Community, Hopi, Navajo, Pasqua Yaqui, Quechan, Tohono O'odham, and White Mountain Apache.
The Colorado River tribes--of which we, the Yuma or Quechan (Kwaatsan), are a part--were considered, historically, to be among the most primitive "digger" Indians, one of those few tribes in North America that were notable for their significant lack of cultural assets or embellishments.
The language spoken by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic is Inuktitut, not "Inuktituk," as the word is commonly mispronounced; and the singular of Inuit is "Inuk." From his stop in Sachs Harbour, Nunavut, the author re-tells a story about two Inuit hunters, one of whom was a shaman, being attacked by Quechan Indians whose arrows passed through the shaman without harming him.
"Many Worlds: Life Along the Anza Trail" is an educational activity book about California Indian life along the Anza trail, including native American tribes such as the Ohlone, Chumash, Cahuilla, Quechan, Yavapai, Western Apache, Tohono O'odham, and many more.
It focuses on an area that's a drive of less than three easy hours from San Diego, guarded by the Quechan People for thousands of years and now accessible via graded dirt roads and 4WD trails.