By Cool Dude Caleb
Survival Methods of the Tigua
The Tigua ate corn, beans and squash which was obtained by farming crops. They lived in Pueblo cities with houses made from adobe bricks. Adobe bricks are made from soil, water and straw. They used bows and arrows for the occasional hunt even though they were mostly farmers, they used sticks to poke holes in the ground and bone hoes to irrigate their land
This is a Pueblo (city) that the Tigua lived in.
the Tigua live in the top left of the mountains and basins
The food that the Tigua ate was corn, beans and squash
Special Traditions of the Tigua
The Tigua adopted the Christian religion from the Spanish and built churches in their home, Ysleta.
Leadership of the Tigua
The cacique, elected by the tribal council is the religious leader and the administrative officer is the governor, which is also elected by the tribal council
Where they live
They lived in Isleta in New Mexico until they were drove out and then they moved to modern day El Paso which they called Ysleta. They are still living in a reservation there today.
They used to speak Tiwa, which is now rare in Texas.
They are the only Puebloan tribe that still lives in Texas.
They have the oldest continuous settlement in Texas