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.

Hubbell Trading Post

Native American Arts & Crafts Auction

Held twice a year.
Sponsored by Friends of Hubbell.

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.

We assist the park in many ways including hosting biannual Native American Arts & Crafts Auctions where Indigenous artists sell their ceramics, katsinas, rugs, and other items. Our auctions provide Native Americans a profitable outlet for their handcrafted goods. You're invited to attend these traditional Southwest events where your purchase benefits not only the artistisan, but the park as well.

Moreover, auctions are in keeping with the park's heritage.
Our organization endeavors to emulate John Lorenzo Hubbell's legendary generosity. We seek to extend the site's historic legacy by perpetuating Southwestern and Native American customs. Please join us in our missions.

Friends of Hubbell

POBox 1380
Ganado, AZ 86505

Peter Balcomb, manager, behind the counter at Hubbell Trading Post, 1949.
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