Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas

Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas

About Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (also Tigua Pueblo) is a Puebloan Native American tribal entity in the Ysleta section of El Paso, Texas, comprising a formerly Southern Tiwa-speaking people who were displaced from New Mexico in 1680 and 1681 during the Pueblo Revolt against the Spaniards. In Spanish the people and language are called Tigua. They have maintained a tribal identity and lands in Texas. Spanish replaced the indigenous language since around the early 1900s. For almost 40 years the Pueblo has owned and operated tribal businesses that provide employment for its members and the El Paso community. These businesses include the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, Big Bear Oil Co., Inc., and the Tigua Indian Cultural Center.

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