Portrait of Tla-i-ashi
[Navajo Name: Tl’aa’ Yázhí, Little Lefty]

By Elbridge Ayer Burbank

Maternal Clan: Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii [Coyote Pass-Jemenez Clan]
Paternal Clan: Unknown
Spouse: Asdzaa Libá’hí [Gray Woman]
Children: Ligai Deez’áhí [White Point]

Tla-i-ashi’s portrait was drawn when he was an old man. His wife, Asdzaa Libá’hí [Gray Woman] was Mexican who was captured and raised by the Navajo people. She later was married to Tl’aaí’ Yázhí [Little Lefty].

Conte crayon on paper. L 38.0, W 26.7 cm
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, HUTR 1912