Settlement Legacy: Native Americans of the Pass of the North

Free Admission
Located in the Diorama Gallery

The exhibit, including historic images and cultural artifacts, tells the dramatic story of the foundation of today’s El Paso-Ciudad Juárez region which originates with the Manso, Suma, Piro, and Tigua Indians who, over four centuries ago, founded the missions and pueblos that evolved into our sister cities. It is dedicated to the Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, but also recognizes the contributions of all of the area’s native people.

For more information please contact Brittany Hutchinson at 915-755-4332 or HutchinsonBM@elpasotexas.gov

Bear Claw NecklaceRecent Acquisition – Bear Claw Necklace

Milton Tsosie, Navajo

Bear Claw Necklace
Bear Claw Necklace
Navajo silversmithing is one of the oldest craft industries in the Southwest. It is believed they adopted the practice from Spaniards in the 1700s. Over the generations the Navajo have developed a set of skills, design, and talent that is all their own. Navajo silver work is characterized by ornate designs rather than as a setting for precious stones.

Donated to the El Paso Museum of Archaeology by John Green