Ysleta    Altitude 3,762

General-Woman of Tigua Community painting pottery

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo:  Tigua Native American Reservation -  Oldest community in present boundaries of Texas, now part of the city of El Paso, was established in 1681 by refugees from a bloody Indian uprising that expelled Spanish settlement forces and Christian Indians  from present New Mexico.  Spanish missionaries and loyal Tigua Indians settled here at El Paso del Norte and built Isleta Mission.  The mission church is still the religious focal point of the Tigua Indian community.

The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Cultural Center is owned and operated by the Tigua Indians.   It features a museum, gift shop, Indian social dancing, the Cacique Cafe, and delicious, fresh Indian bread.

Open Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9a.m. - 5 p.m.

At 305 Yaya Lane (off Socorro Road).  For information, call 915/859-7913.



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