Portrait of Chief Manuelito
[Navajo Name: Hastiin Ch’il Haajiní, Man of Blackweed]

By Elbridge Ayer Burbank

Maternal Clan: Bit’ahnii [Folded Arm Clan]
Paternal Clan: Unknown
Father: Cayetano
Spouse: Juanita
Children: Two boys and two girls

Manuelito was an influential leader and spokesperson for the Navajo. He signed numerous treaties on behalf of his people. Chief Manuelito was noted for his dedication to quality education for the Navajo people.

Conte crayon on paper. L 38.0, W 26.7 cm
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, HUTR 1879

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