The Cruz Family Collection, no. 19 - Tigua Reservation Housing Dedication (1976)

Video:


Date:
1976

Creator:
Norma DeLeon Cruz



Archive/Collection:
Texas Archive Of The Moving Image, The Cruz Family Collection

Source URL:
http://texasarchive.org/library/index.php/2011_02780



Description:
This home movie documents a housing dedication at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Reservation in 1976. Tigua Chief José Granillo is present to cut the ribbons on the housing development alongside Senator John Tower and Representative Richard White. The new reservation housing was made possible after the Tigua's long fight to receive state recognition, then federal recognition, as an American Indian tribe (1967, 68). This tribal status made the development of a residential reservation through grants possible. After the ribbon cutting, tribe members receive the keys to their new houses, built in traditional Tigua stucco style, tribal dances are performed, and children play on the playground that is part of the reservation's new recreation facilities.

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Location(s):
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Reservation
Sound/Silent:
Silent

Archive:
Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Archive contact:
512-485-3073, Info@texasarchive.org

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