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 38.2, W 26.7 cm
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, HUTR 2036