"A GOOD TRADE
In 1899 G E Kennedy came west to a lumber company in the mountains near Gallup, New Mexico. Many employees were Navajos Indians from whom he learned their language and customs. That experience and opportunity led him to the Navajo reservation in 1912. He built a trading post in a territory the size of West Virginia with few other traders. His legacy carried forth two generations. This is a story of three generations of Kennedy traders spanning one of the greatest periods of Southwestern US history as times changed from horseback and wagons to computers and planes.