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Catalogue Number: 6576
Price: $2950
Dimensions: Men's Large


This Tigua Ceremonial War Shirt, by Rudy Silvas is an incredible riot of color.
The shirt is of leather. It is richly embellished with beaded trade cloth, brass buttons, bullet shells, horse hair and bone hair pipe.


Tigua Pueblo

The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo ("the Pueblo") is a U.S. federally recognized Native American tribe and sovereign nation. The Tribal community known as "Tigua" established Ysleta del Sur in 1682. After leaving the homelands of Quarai Pueblo due to drought the Tigua sought refuge at Isleta Pueblo and were later captured by the Spanish during the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and forced to walk south for over 400 miles. The Tigua settled and built the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and soon after built the acequia (canal) system that sustained a thriving agricultural based community. The Tribe's early economic and farming efforts helped pave the way for the development of the region. The Tribe maintains its traditional political system and ceremonial practices and continues to flourish as a Pueblo community. Tribal enrollment is over 1,600 citizens and 1,500 descendants. The Pueblo is near El Paso, Texas.