The Tigua's of Texas

By: Carly Elms

Where did the Tigua live? What kind of dwelling did they live in?

The Tigua lived in Southwest Texas, in the Mountains and Basins region. They lived in Pueblos which were one big building and there were many different rooms in them, kind of like apartments today.

What did the Tigua tribe eat? How was their food obtained?

The Tigua grew corn, squash, and beans. The men also hunted deer, rabbits, antelope, bear, and any meat they could find. The women and children would collect berries when they were in season. The Tigua were hunter-gatherers but then also grew crops as well.

Unique Facts

The Tigua were thought to be extinct until the 1960s when they started claiming land they had lost. Famous for their pottery. One of the more peaceful tribes.