The Tiguas lived in the Mountains and Basins region. They ate fish, squash, beans, tomatoes, grapes. They made traps for the fish and grow the fruit and vegetables. They used bows and arrows and hoes because they farmed a lot, to hunt. The most common religion in the Tigua tribe was the Roman Catholic religion. The people elect a chief and the chief serves as a religious leader. The Tigua's currently live a few miles east of El-Paso, or they call it Ysleta.


The Tigua's are the only Pueblo tribe still in Texas. Their original language was Tiwa, which is very rare nowadays. In 1680, the Tigua attacked the Spanish, and won their land back. The Spanish diseases killed many of the Tigua, forcing them to leave. The Tigua's are famous for their beautiful pottery.