By John D. Kennedy

A generational account advised by means of each one iteration within the first individual. George E Kennedy, got here West looking for event in 1898. beginning as a road automobile operator in Albuquerque, he used to be recruited to regulate an organization shop. the shop, owned by way of a lumber corporation, used to be within the mountains southwest of Gallup, New Mexico. lots of his shoppers have been Navajo Indians from whom he discovered 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 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 regardless of the place he traded at the reservation. many of us grew to become life-long clients. He bought his put up and acquired Chinle buying and selling publish at Canyon de Chelly (shay). Later he bought Rock Springs buying and selling put up close to Gallup and equipped 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 equipped the biggest and so much revolutionary buying and selling corporation within the buying and selling company. His son, John D, begun operating with him on the age of 9 years. He discovered the rules of industrial and buying and selling and persisted in his relatives 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 pcs. every one iteration left a legacy of innovation in company and buying and selling. Their tale is informed within the first individuals with each one iteration as they show reviews and occasions of exceptional careers. humans constantly say, "Write a book." this is often an interesting tale of a amazing family.

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