During the period of early Spanish settlement (1598–1680), relations between the Pueblo Indians and the Spaniards were strained, which brought fierce oppression of all Pueblo people. In 1680, New Mexico Pueblo Indians rebelled against the Spaniards, which caused many tribal factions to relocate to modern-day northern New Mexico and West Texas, which includes the El Paso/Tigua region. The Tigua people of Ysleta del Sur were industrious farmers who raised wheat, corn, cattle, and horses. The Tigua were also instrumental in building the Ysleta Mission. As the oldest community in the State of Texas as well as the oldest running government since its establishment in 1682, the Pueblo’s culture continues to flourish as each generation proudly promulgates its heritage.
Explore the museum which endeavors to educate visitors about the extensive history and culture of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, and the centuries of adversity overcome by its citizens. Offering multiple exhibits with interactive elements, visiting artists, and guest lectures, visitors are guaranteed to have an enlightening experience.
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Cultural Center Museum
Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-4pm