This week in the Hill Country
June 16 – June 26
Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School
11908 N. Lamar, Austin, TX
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Phone: (512) 474-5664
Time: Various Times
Price: $7 – $25 plus service fees
Thursday June 16
5:30 pm – 8:30
1691 The San Antonio River received its name from Domingo Terán de los Ríos, who named it for San Antonio de Padua. De los Ríos was on an inspection tour with Father Damián Massanet to the East Texas missions. At the site of present-day San Antonio they found an Indian village, which they understood the Indians to say was named Yanaguana. Father Massanet renamed the village San Antonio de Padua and offered a Mass for the soldiers and Indians gathered there.
1751 (?) – present The Tiguas of Ysleta del Sur celebrate the Fiesta de San Antonio on June 13th. On ceremonial occasions the men don calico-fringed jackets, which resemble the old leather jackets in historic photographs, and the women wear pueblo dresses adopted during the Spanish period. These are the descendants of refugees from the Río Abajo or lower Rio Grande pueblos who accompanied the Spanish to El Paso on their retreat from New Mexico during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Their original language was Tiwa, which is almost extinct. The New Mexican pueblos where the original language is spoken include Isleta, Sandia, Taos, and Picuris.