History of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Travel Down the Mission Trail
Scholars' Bookshelf
Missions Bibliography
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
Dallas Exposition  
Hueco Tanks Mountain Memorial  
Texas Centennial Sponsors the Arts  
Travel Links & More
Ysleta Land Grant Chronology
Acknowledgments / Resources


The Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo participated in the state fairs of 1890, 1889 and 1936. The El Paso region was represented at these and other state fairs. Tribal involvement encouraged statewide recognition of their role in the historical development of the region and state.

The state fairs made Texas and the nation aware of the resources and economic potentials of the El Paso and far West Texas. The centennial spawned many projects that would benefit education, the arts, and economic development. The 1936 Texas Centennial had a lasting positive impact on the El Paso region, which made people aware of a rich culturally diverse heritage.