El Paso, TX: Sundance Press, 2000-2001.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Four volumes ca. 11 x 8.5 inches, with illustrations, references, maps, index. Minor shelfwear; internals sound and clean. The major source on the history and cultural heritage of the Tigua Indians and other Native Americans of the El Paso region, including the text of original documents from the archives and studies by modern anthropologists and historians."The Tigua (Tiguex, Tiwa, Tihua) Indians of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of El Paso are descendants of refugees from the Río Abajo or lower Rio Grande pueblos who accompanied the Spanish to El Paso on their retreat from New Mexico during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The settlement established for them was named Ysleta del Sur, or Ysleta of the South, to distinguish it from their former home in Isleta, New Mexico, near what is now Albuquerque....In 1751 the king of Spain made a grant to the Indians of Ysleta pueblo, which was protected by the Spanish and Mexican governments and subsequently recognized by the state of Texas in the 1854 Ysleta Relief Act. The grant comprised thirty-six square miles and surrounded Corpus Christi de la Isleta Mission, which was constructed in 1682. Through various acts of the Texas legislature and unscrupulous land promoters, however, the Tiguas lost all of their land; not until the 1871 Incorporation Act was land specifically made available to them. They were recognized as a tribe by the state of Texas in May 1967 and placed under the jurisdiction of the Commission of Indian Affairs" (Texas State Historical Association). Titles of articles in this set include: " “Human Occupation of the Paso del Norte Area,” “History of the Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur, Texas”, “The Modern Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur, Texas”, “The Suma Indians of Northern Chihuahua and Western Texas,” “Copy of the Dossier Advanced by the Indian Juan Domingo Asking that He be Named Chief General of the Suma Nation,” “The Manso Indians of the Paso del Norte Area,” “History and Administration of the Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur During the Spanish Colonial Period,” “Report on Land Tenure in Ysleta del Sur,” “Tigua Indian and Land Use Practices”, “The Ysleta Grant (To the Place of the Beginning)”, “Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Historic Images of the Mission and Pueblo,” “Pueblo de la Ysleta del Sur Chronology and Related Historical Material,” “Select Digest of Archival Materials," “Diary Notes, 1901 – Covering A Trip Through Colorado, New Mexico, West Texas, and Chihuahua," “General Management Plan Hueco Tanks Park, The Tigua Indian Tribe of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, Texas,” and “The Pueblo League and Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico, 1692-1846."