Portrait of Apache

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: Unknown
Children: Unknown
Sibling: Two-he [see HUTR 1963], Neh-Az-Bah [see HUTR 2019], Asdzaa Su’gí & Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii Nééz Ba’ Asdzaa, Tonto [see HUTR 1913], and Jim Slivers. Adele Slivers, Ned Slivers, Wilfred Slivers, and Mary Slivers Foley.

This portrait was drawn of Apache when he was about 18 years old. He was also known as Henry James, a name given to him by J.L. Hubbell. He probably worked for the Hubbell family. He also posed for the painting, “Navajo Poker Game” [see HUTR 5277] where he is standing against the back wall wearing a white shirt, red tie, and a hat.

Conte crayon on paper. L 38.0, W 26.7 cm
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, HUTR 1930