Portrait of Ton-Ti-tah
[Little Foolish Girl derived from Spanish. Other names: Delorse]
By Elbridge Ayer Burbank
Maternal Clan: Tsi’naajinii [Black Streak Wood People Clan]
Paternal Clan: Ashii’hí [Salt People Clan]
Spouse: Hastiin Ts’íí’hí [Little Man]
Children: Hastiin Hóyéé’[Dreadful Man], Dah’adinl’kaa [Mother of Herd Down the Hill], Louise Tsosie’s paternal grandmother, Hastiin Ts’íí’hí Begay [The son of Little Man].
This portrait was drawn when Ton-Ti-Tah was about 20 years old. Ton-Ti-Tah was captured by raiders from Mexico as she was herding sheep. She lived with a Mexican family until her relatives bought her back from Mexico. Later Ton-Ti-Tah was hired by J.L. Hubbell to babysit the Hubbell children because she spoke Spanish. Mr. Hubbell introduced her to Hastiin Ts’íí’hí who became her husband.
Conte crayon on paper.L 38.0, W 26.7 cm
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, HUTR 1936