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

By John D. Kennedy

A generational account instructed through every one new release within the first individual. George E Kennedy, got here West looking for experience in 1898. beginning as a highway vehicle operator in Albuquerque, he used to be recruited to control an organization shop. the shop, owned via a lumber corporation, was once within the mountains southwest of Gallup, New Mexico. a lot of his shoppers have been Navajo Indians from whom he realized their language and customs. the corporate proprietor provided to stake him in development a buying and selling publish at the Navajo reservation. In 1912 he set out for the Navajo reservation with freight wagons; one carried development offers and the opposite stock for a brand new buying and selling publish. He settled in Salina Springs the place he traded till 1916. The Navajos referred to as him Hosteen Tselani, Mr. Salina. The identify caught with him irrespective of the place he traded at the reservation. many of us grew to become life-long clients. He offered his put up and bought Chinle buying and selling submit at Canyon de Chelly (shay). Later he bought Rock Springs buying and selling submit close to Gallup and equipped the most important farm animals operation at the reservation. His moment son, John W Kennedy, grew up within the buying and selling enterprise 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 equipped the most important and so much revolutionary 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 rules of commercial and buying and selling and endured in his family members culture. John D left his mark via founding the Indian Arts and Crafts organization and serving at the Advisory Board of the nationwide Park provider. All 3 generations have been a part of the best interval of buying and selling in Southwestern background. They started with horses and wagons and grew to airplanes and desktops. every one new release left a legacy of innovation in company and buying and selling. Their tale is advised within the first individuals with each one iteration as they show studies and occasions of outstanding careers. humans consistently say, "Write a book." this is often an wonderful tale of a impressive family.

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