Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum
Chief Joe Sekakuku (second from left), pictured here in the early 1950s with Mayor Floyd Whipple (far right) and two unidentified ladies, was a prominent Winslow civic supporter. He had a trading post at 404 E. Second Street in Winslow for many years before relocating to Holbrook. Chief Joe’s Trading Post in Holbrook was one of the few such places actually owned and operated by a Native American entrepreneur. Sekakuku was an authentic Hopi snake dancer, who performed for tourists at the Grand Canyon before going into business for himself.