For those interested in the Trading Post era of Navajo History or just Western Americana in general, a visit to the Hubble Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona is a must.
John Lorenzo Hubble established a trading post here in 1878, only ten years after the Long Walk period ended. He purchased 160 acres for roughly $37. At that point Ganado was not yet part of the reservation so his purchase was from the U.S. Government, and the site remains an in-holding within the current reservation.
In addition to the trading post itself, a highlight of a visit is a tour of the Hubble home next door. Hubble was active in politics as well as the arts and hosted many luminaries of his era including Teddy Roosevelt and the painter Maynard Dixon. The home has not changed since the last Hubble descendant moved out in 1967.
The walls remain covered with the original art he collected. He often accepted pieces of art in lieu of payment for services. The ceiling between the beams is filled with an extensive collection of Native American baskets from throughout the Southwest.