Text and Photography by Bill Wright
Foreword by Daniel J. Gelo
Winner of the Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award.
Abilene photographer Bill Wright worked among and studied the Tigua Indians of Ysleta, Texas, for more than six years, making his own distinguished images and collecting documentary photographs of the tribe from among the Tigua themselves and from sources across the United States. His research in their history, his interviews with Tigua leaders, tribal members, and his magnificent collection of photographs, rare historical pictures and his own incomparable contemporary images, combine to make a unique modern study of these, the oldest Texans. Included is an extensive bibliography of sources and a list of Tigua tribal officers and members.
"This book demonstrates a powerful sense of identity among the Tigua represented here." (Heritage)
"Another book that was sorely needed one beautifully and sympathetically produced." (Book Talk)
ISBN 0-87404-229-1, cloth, $40.00
12x9,161 pg., duotones, biblio.
To order, write: Texas Western Press, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968-0633—or use the Texas Western Press toll-free number (for ordering only): (800) 488-3789—or order by e-mail