Portrait of Two-He
[Navajo Name: Tso-He, Biggie]

By Elbridge Ayer Burbank

Maternal Clan: Tl’ízí Lání [Many Goats Clan]
Paternal Clan: Tódíchíi’nii [Bitter Water Clan]
Father: Dahaana Nééz Slivers [Hastiin Nez, see HUTR 3416]
Mother: Mrs. Slivers
Spouse: Mr. Yazzie Holmes
Children: Carolyn Holmes, Richard Holmes, Paul Holmes
Sibling: Neh-Az-Bah [see HUTR 2019], Asdzaa Su’gí & Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii Nééz Ba’ Asdzaa, Tonto [see HUTR 1913], Apache [see HUTR 1930], Jim Slivers. Adele Slivers, Ned Slivers, Wilfred Slivers, and Mary Slivers Foley

This portrait of Mrs. Yazzie Holmes was drawn when she was 20 years old. Known by her Navajo name Tso-he [Biggie], she was called Sophie at school. Her parents worked for the Hubbell family. Her father, Dahaana Nééz Slivers [Hastiin Nez, see HUTR 3416] was the family cook for many years, her mother was a housekeeper. Tso-He was four years old when her mother died. Mrs. Lina Hubbell often cared for her and she played with the Hubbell children. In an interview she noted, “An artist drew a picture of me. He was just drawing pictures of people. They used to call him Náá’hanaa’dil [Dangling Eye].

Conte crayon on paper.
L 38.0, W 26.7 cm
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, HUTR 1963