History of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Travel Down the Mission Trail
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Missions Bibliography
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Ysleta Bibliography
Roster of El Paso Area Tribal Leaders
Native American Water Use Chronology
Tigua Military History
Early Accounts & Bibliography
Tigua Participation at Texas State Fair
Travel Links & More
Ysleta Land Grant Chronology
Acknowledgments / Resources
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Tellez, Alfonso
n.d.    The Mission Trail A Springboard for Heritage Tourism, by Alfonso Tellez, Historic Preservation Coordinator for the City of El Paso, Texas, 2 page report (Available online, the article concerns the preservation of the El Paso missions and the technical related challenges without threatening historic and structural integrity of these historic structures. The article contains a good city map of the missions with an icon of the mission façade of each). Texas Department of Economic Development Tourism Division

2000    Mission Valley Tourism Assessment, July 27-29, 2000, unpublished 31-page report (Note: this report recognized the economic success of Speaking Rock Casino, operated and owned by the Tigua Tribe of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, which account for 45,000 person visits on a weekly basis. This plan recommended that casino visitors be enticed to visit other communities and locations within the Mission Valley, see p. 3. Recommends permanent outdoor signage for the historic sites. This report recommended the development of a cultural travel/tourism website to educate and promote the cultural/historical legacies of area, including the Mission Valley, p. 21. The report also recommended the creation of a Mission Valley Tourism Organization or to incorporate such activities within existing organizations. TxDot resources, p. 23).

Texas Historical Commission
1978    Missions Seminar, A Regional Conference on the Preservation and Restoration of Indigenous Mission Colonial Architecture in the El Paso Area and Rio Grande Valley. Cosponsored by The Texas Historical Commission, The Texas Historical Foundation, The El Paso Historical Society, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Transcripts of the "Mission Seminar" sessions held at the Council House, Tigua Indian Reservation, Ysleta Mission Plaza, Texas, on March 1, 1975. Published by the Texas Historical Commission, September 1978, Austin, Texas. Contents: Preface. Historical Background of the El Paso Area and Rio Grande Valley. Indigenous Domestics Architecture of the El Paso Area and Rio Grande Valley. Preservation of the Architectural Heritage of the El Paso Area and Rio Grande by Miguel Celorio. The Mission Heritage: An Analysis of Missions Ysleta and Socorro. Summary. Appendix. 26 pages.

Timmons, W.H.
1977    “The Population of the El Paso Area – A Census of 1784,” New Mexico Review, Vol. LII, No. 4, Oct. 1977, pp. 311-316, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1983    “The Church of Ysleta – Recent Documentary Discoveries,” Password, Fall 1983, Vol. XXVII, No. 3, pp. 113-116.    

1990        El Paso A Borderlands History, Foreword by David J. Weber, Illustrations by José Cisneros, The University of Texas at El Paso, 387 pages.

Twitchell, Ralph Emerson
1914        The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Two Volumes, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The Torch Press.

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
n.d.        Special Collections, UTEP, File #607, Missions of the Southwest.
        The Mission Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe del Paso, The Document. A facsimile of the Auto de Fundación, A statement of faith concerning the missions and its need. A commentary on the 1659 original and the 1888 handwritten transcript by Adolph F. Bandelier. The Picture. Color reproduction of the original by Augustus de Vaudricourt, artist for the International Boundary Commission, published in Emory’s Rport, 1857. From the Library, The University of Texas at El Paso. Designed and Supervised by Carl Hertzog. Translation and Comments by Bud Newman. Reproduction of the document through courtesy of the Tozzer Library, Peabody Museum, Harvard University.
United Daughters of the Confederacy
1914        Seeing El Paso and the Valley, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Wharton, Texas (Notes: in research file: references to mound of ground of the Ysleta Mission upon which the Ysleta Mission was built for protection, mention of silver sacristy lamp with ancient date that was excavated in Ysleta and set to Georgetown University, see page 17, p. 18; Mariano Colmenero, page 19; Senecú Mission with rich collection but overflow of 1907 destroyed the treasures, p. 31).

Urrutia, Joseph de
n.d.        “Plano del presidio de Nuestra Senora del Pilar del paso el rio del Norte, depediente de la governacion del nuebo mexico.” Original in the British Museum; Addional Manuscript 17,662n.

United State Government
1903    Proceedings of the International (Water) Boundary Commission, United States and Mexico, Treaties of 1884 & 1889, Two Volumes, Equitable Distribution of the Waters of the Rio Grande.

1996    “Special Resource Study, El Paso Missions,” Texas, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 92-pages.

1997        US National Park Service. (No author) National Historic Trail Feasibility Study Environmental Assessment. El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. Texas-New Mexico. US Dept. of the Interior. National Park Service.

Vaughan, Brenda Sisco
1996    “National Historic Landmark Criteria, Exemplified in Corpus Christi de la Ysleta de los Tigua at El Paso, Texas.” Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin. Masters of Science in Architectural Studies. December 1996. 226- pages.

Vetancurt, Fray Agustin de
1961        Teatro Mexicano, Descripción Breve De Los Sucessor Exemplares De La Nueva España En El Mundo Occidential De Las Indias, III, Chronica De La Provincia Del Santo Evangelio, José Porrua Turanzas, Editor, Madrid.

Walz, Vina
1951    “History of the El Paso Area, 1680-1692,” Ph.D. Dissertation in History, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque; (Reprinted by Ysleta de Sur Pueblo Archives, with introduction by Dr. Rick Hendricks, April 2001, Vol. 4, pp. 197-395).

White, Katherine H.
1986        The Pueblo of Socorro Grant, MA Thesis, Texas Western College, Spring 1961, 166 pags (Printed by Texas Western Press, 1961, El Paso).
*Ysleta del Sur (Tigua Tribe of Texas)
2000    Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Archives, January 2000, Volume 1: Reports by Rex E. Gerald, PhD: “Human Occupation of the Paso del Norte Area,” (June 15, 1970), pp. 9-18; “History of the Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur, Texas”, (July 15, 1970), pages 21-43; “The Modern Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur, Texas”, (July 15, 1970), pages 43-52; “The Suma Indians of Northern Chihuahua and Western Texas,” (July 10, 1970), pages 53-70; “Copy of the Dossier Advanced by the Indian Juan Domingo Asking that He be Named Chief General of the Suma Nation,” (containing translation, 71-86; “The Manso Indians of the Paso del Norte Area,” (June 1970), page 87-100.

    Report by Myra Ellen Jenkins, PhD: “History and Administration of the Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur During the Spanish Colonial Period,” pages 101-140.

    Report by Rick Hendricks, PhD: “Report on Land Tenure in Ysleta del Sur,” pages 141-208.
    Report by Adolph M. Greenberg, PhD with research materials by Nicholas P. Houser, MPH, MA: “Tigua Indian and Land Use Practices”, pages 209-394.
    Volume I Index, pages 395-408.

    Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Archives, Volume 2, January 2000, Report by Nicholas P. Houser, MPH, MA, “The Ysleta Grant (To the Place of the Beginning)”, pages 1-358 with bibliography and exhibits; “Interview with Tom Diamond” (June 12, 1967) by Nicholas P. Houser, page 359-369; “Addendum To Houser Interview” by Tom Diamond, page 369-374.

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Archives, Volume 3, January 2000, Report by Nicholas P. Houser, MPH, MA and Layout by Perry I.Q. Houser, “Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Historic Images of the Mission and Pueblo,” (also produced as a separate volume) pages 1-48; Report by Tom Diamond, “Pueblo de la Ysleta del Sur Chronology and Related Historical Material,” Compiled and Edited by Tom Diamond, pages 49-150.

    By Ronald L. Jackson, “Select Digest of Archival Materials, pages 151-188.

    By J. Walter Fewkes, “Diary Notes, 1901 – Covering A Trip Through Colorado, New Mexico, West Texas, and Chihuahua”, Edited by Tom Diamond, Transcribed by Irene S. Beckham, pages 189-305.

    By Adolph M. Greenberg Phd. George S. Esber, Phd. with assistance of Tammy J. Alverson, “General Management Plan Hueco Tanks Park, The Tigua Indian Tribe of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, Texas,” pages 307-377 with maps and exhibits.
2001    Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Archives, Volume 4, April 2001, By Elsie Campbell (1950 MA Thesis, Texas Western College), Introduction by Dr. Rick Hendricks, page 1-90 with exhibits.

    Report by Malcomb Ebright and Rick Hendricks, “The Pueblo League and Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico, 1692-1846,” pages 91-193 with exhibits and bibliography.

    By Vina Walz (1951 PhD dissertation, The University of New Mexico), “History of the El Paso Area,” with an introduction by Dr. Rick Hendricks, pages 197-395.

2003    Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Archives, Volume 5, Introduction and edited Nicholas P. House, MPH, MA, “Early Accounts of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo by Surveyors, Civil and Military Officials, and Ethnologists,” 173 pages. Report by Nicholas P. Houser, “Tigua Indian Scouts in Defense of the Pass of the North – Three Centuries of Service,” pages 175-182.

    By Nicholas P. Houser, “Selected Oral History Interviews Made in Ysleta and the El Paso Region,” (summer of 1966), pages 183-384.

    By Adolph M. Greenberg, PhD., “Ysleta de Sur Pueblo and the Rio Grande – An Ethnographic Assessment of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo’s Relationship with the Rio Grande”, pages 386-415.