By John D. Kennedy
A generational account informed by way of each one iteration 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 regulate an organization shop. the shop, owned through a lumber corporation, was once within the mountains southwest of Gallup, New Mexico. a lot of his clients 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 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 submit. 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 of us turned life-long consumers. He offered his publish and bought Chinle buying and selling submit at Canyon de Chelly (shay). Later he bought Rock Springs buying and selling publish close to Gallup and equipped the most important 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 most important and such a lot innovative buying and selling corporation within the buying and selling company. His son, John D, all started operating with him on the age of 9 years. He discovered the rules of commercial and buying and selling and persevered in his kin culture. John D left his mark by way of 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 begun 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 advised within the first individuals with each one iteration as they demonstrate reviews and occasions of exceptional careers. humans continually say, "Write a book." this can be an enjoyable tale of a extraordinary family.
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