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YSLETA DEL SUR PUEBLO MUSEUM

Yselta Del Sur Pueblo Entrance
The Ysleta Del Sur pueblo entrance with a Tigua Indian statue. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.
Tigua Tribe and Ysleta Del Sur Mission
The Tigua tribe and the Ysleta Del Sur Mission in the background. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.

YSLETA DEL SUR PUEBLO MUSEUM. The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Museum, fifteen miles southeast of downtown El Paso, is devoted to the history and culture of the Tigua Indians, who first came to the area in October 1680 as refugees from the Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico. The museum opened in 1975 in the historic Alderette-Candelaria House, built around 1840, and is part of the Ysleta del Sur Cultural Center, which also includes shops that sell silver, pottery, and other crafts produced by the Tiguas. In the spring of 1992 the museum was being rebuilt after most of the structure was destroyed by fire.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Paula and Ron Tyler, Texas Museums: A Guidebook (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983).

Martin Donell Kohout

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Handbook of Texas Online, Martin Donell Kohout, "Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Museum," accessed July 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lby01.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on May 12, 2016. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.