Hubbell Trading Post
|John Lorenzo Hubbell purchased the trading post in 1878, ten years after teh Navajos were allowed to return to their homeland from their terrible exile at Bosque Redondo, Ft. Sumner, NM. During the four years spent at Bosque Redondo, Navajos were introduced to many new items. Traders like Hubbell supplied those items once they returned home.
Hubbell is the Navajo Nation's oldest continuously operating trading post (est. 1876).
Hubbell family members operated this trading post until it was sold to the National Park Service in 1967. The trading post is still active, and operated by the non-profit organization, Western National Parks Association, that maintains the trading traditions the Hubbell family established.
Native American Arts & Crafts Auction
Held twice a year.
Friends of Hubbell is a recognized, non-profit organization. We provide scholarships to Navajo and Hopi college students, promote Native American arts and crafts, and aid the National Park Service at the historic site.
Moreover, auctions are in keeping with the park's heritage.
|Peter Balcomb, manager, behind the counter at Hubbell Trading Post, 1949.|
|Map to Hubble Trading Post|