Interviewee

Arturo Tapia

Interviewer

Francisco Hernandez

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Member of Tigua tribe; native of Ysleta, Texas. Born in 1912.

Summary of Interview

Discusses early life including trips into Hueco Mountains to gather mesquite an amole for firewood and soap; describes life in Ysleta in 1920s and 1930s; life as a teenager; celebrations of St. Anthony's Day (June 13); traces route of street car from Ysleta to El Paso and the route of old Highway 80; relates stories that the"old men" told when he was a child.

Date of Interview

2-7-1993

Length of Interview

45 minutes

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Tape Number

No. 793

Interview Number

No. 793

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