Artist’s depiction of native people of the Rio Grande. The Sumas, characterized by tattooed or painted faces, and the Manso, known for their distinctive red-plastered hair, were groups that early Spanish explorers encountered in the El Paso area. The Mansos were so named because their first words to the Oņate expedition were "manxo, manxo, micos, micos," which meant "peaceful ones" and "friends." Photo of display at the El Paso Museum of Archeology.
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