ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter Land Acknowledgement Statement
The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter acknowledges that there were
numerous indigenous nations and tribes living on the land that is now known
as the state of Texas, and the country of Mexico.
The land on which our members live and work is the
occupied/unceded/seized territory of the following:
Indigenous nations of Texas:
Kiowa, Wichita, Comanche, Apache, Atakapa Ishak, Bidai, Coahuiltecan, Carrizo, Caddo,
Jumano, Suma, Eastern Pueblo, Karankawa, Kiowa, Kitsai, Tawakoni,
Tonkawa, Alabama, Cherokee, Coushatta, Kickapoo, and Tigua Pueblo.
Indigenous tribes of Mexico:
Acatec, Amuzgo, Chatino, Chiapaneca, Chichimeca, Chicomuceltec,
Chinanteco, Chocho, Ch’ol, Chuj, Cochimi, Cocopa, Cora, Cuicateco, Guarijio,
Huasteco Indian, Huave, Huichol, Ixcateco, Jacalteco, Kickapoo, Kiliwa,
Kumiai, Lacandon, Mam, Matlatzinca, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mixe, Mixtec,
Mocho, Nahuatl/Mexica, Oaxaca Chontal, Opata, Otomi, Paipai, Pame, Pima
Bajo, Popoloca, Popoluca, Purepecha Indian, Seri, Tabasco Chontal,
Tacaneco, Tarahumara Indian, Tectiteco, Tepehua, Tepehuan, Tlahuica,
Tlapanec, Tojolabal, Toltec, Totonac, Trique, Tubar, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Yaqui,
Yucatec Maya, and Zapotec.
These nations and tribes have stewarded this land for many generations,
and we would like to thank them and pay our respects to elders, both past
We would also like to acknowledge today’s Texas Native American
communities (reservations) of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
residing in Livingston, TX, the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas residing in
Eagle Pass, TX, and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, residing in El Paso, TX.
Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes Indigenous
Peoples as the original stewards of the land, and the abiding relationship
that exists between them and their traditional lands. This statement is a
living land acknowledgement. As such, our chapter will continue to revise it as needed.
Resources and Additional Readings
Use Native Land to discover the indigenous peoples associated with a particular location.
Click on the map or type the name of the area in the search box. Wand over the name of the nation/tribe to see the names of affiliated nations/tribes.
Bullock Museum’s American Indians Timeline
The American Indians Timeline chronicles the history of indigenous peoples in Texas from 14,000 BC to the present.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Indigenous nations of Texas and some of their history.
A history of Native Americans and relations in Texas.
Native Languages of the Americas
Indigenous peoples and languages of Mexico.