The name of this gwome

actually means “mellowness” in Afrikaans and was given Sjerrie Tenai as she and her consort Burgen Tenai passed by what we know call Priest Lake. After the tumult of the gold diggings, this area was truly peaceful. She herself was restless and, leaving the consort here, she moved north to the land known as as Ukoo Tenai—“of the woman Tenai.”

Their marriage ultimately lasted 93 years until her death. She once remarked that “the key to a successful marriage was separate kingdoms.”