Portrait of Tonto
By Elbridge Ayer Burbank

Maternal Clan: Tl’ízí Lání [Many Goats Clan]
Paternal Clan: Tódíchíi’nii [Bitter Water Clan]
Father: Dahaana Nééz Slivers [Hastin Nez, HUTR 3416]
Mother: Mrs. Slivers
Spouse: Bitagu-Lichi-Bitzi [see HUTR 3415]
Children: Dondo Begay
Sibling: Two-he [see HUTR 1963], Neh-Az-Bah [see HUTR 2019], Asdzaa Su’gí & Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii Nééz Ba’ Asdzaa, Apache [see HUTR 1930], Jim Slivers. Adele Slivers, Ned Slivers, Wilfred Slivers, and Mary Slivers Foley

Tonto, also known as Dondo, was about 20 years when this portait was drawn. His Spanish name was given to him by J.L. Hubbell. He also posed for the painting, “Navajo Poker Game”[see HUTR 5277] where he wore a red shirt, red bandana, and is holding cards.

Conte crayon on paper. L 38.0, W 26.7 cm
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, HUTR 1913