Tinka first met Cootan when she was 10-years-old, she was sleeping on a raft at the shore of the valley. Cootan travelled all by herself across the sea to get to Tinka’s homeland. Ever since that day Cootan has stayed with Tinka. They married on September 27 1867 in Tinka’s tent.
On a spiritual level, Cootan and Tinka are a past life couple.