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.
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Interview with Arturo Tapia by Francisco Hernandez, 1993, "Interview no. 793," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.