Santiago Isaac Bustamante, Tigua spiritual leader, is laid to rest
Santiago Isaac Bustamante, the chief and spiritual leader of the Tigua Tribe of Texas, was laid to rest on Monday. He died last week at the age of 89.

Bustamante, a World War II veteran was one of the last full-blooded tribal members, began serving as chief in 2000. His Tigua name was Per-hui'n, which means rainbow.

"When something like this happens, everything stops," council member Jose Lopez told The El Paso Times. "This is the father of the pueblo. He leads the pueblo. When we lose the chief, everything stops."

More than 2,000 people attended his funeral, the paper reported.

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