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A Good Trade: Three Generations of Life and Trading in and by John D. Kennedy

By John D. Kennedy

A generational account informed via each one iteration within the first individual. George E Kennedy, got here West looking for experience in 1898. beginning as a road motor vehicle operator in Albuquerque, he was once recruited to control a firm shop. the shop, owned through a lumber corporation, used to be within the mountains southwest of Gallup, New Mexico. a lot of his buyers have been Navajo Indians from whom he realized their language and customs. the corporate proprietor provided to stake him in construction a buying and selling put up at the Navajo reservation. In 1912 he set out for the Navajo reservation with freight wagons; one carried construction offers and the opposite stock for a brand new buying and selling put up. He settled in Salina Springs the place he traded until eventually 1916. The Navajos referred to as him Hosteen Tselani, Mr. Salina. The identify caught with him regardless of the place he traded at the reservation. many folks turned life-long consumers. He bought his put up and bought Chinle buying and selling publish at Canyon de Chelly (shay). Later he bought Rock Springs buying and selling publish close to Gallup and outfitted the biggest cattle operation at the reservation. His moment son, John W Kennedy, grew up within the buying and selling company with him. John W later went to Zuni Pueblo and have become a dealer. From there he went to Gallup, New Mexico the place he outfitted the biggest and such a lot innovative buying and selling corporation within the buying and selling enterprise. His son, John D, all started operating with him on the age of 9 years. He realized the foundations of commercial and buying and selling and persevered in his relations culture. John D left his mark through founding the Indian Arts and Crafts organization and serving at the Advisory Board of the nationwide Park carrier. All 3 generations have been a part of the best interval of buying and selling in Southwestern heritage. They started with horses and wagons and grew to airplanes and pcs. each one iteration left a legacy of innovation in company and buying and selling. Their tale is informed within the first individuals with each one new release as they demonstrate reports and occasions of exceptional careers. humans continuously say, "Write a book." this can be an enjoyable tale of a striking family.

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