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Document Details


Title: Joe Danoff
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Northern Arizona University. Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department
Collection: United Indian Traders Association Oral History Collection
Description: Where I was born? Well, actually, I was born in Los Angeles, California, but only as a convenience to my mother. I was born out there and brought back to Gallup. So I always like to sort of say that I was born and raised in Gallup, because this is where I grew up. From then on, I went to college, went in the Air Force, twice: was in World War II and Korea, and then got out. I came back to Gallup for a while, went down to Phoenix. Down in Phoenix is where I first got into sort of the Indian market, 'cause my father-in-law and his brother-in-law had an Indian store down there-a fellah by the name of Clarence Wheeler. You may have heard his name mentioned. And so they asked me if I'd come down there and learn to buy rugs, from Clarence. We went out on the reservation, all over the reservation, and bought rugs. It was very interesting, and he taught me a lot about rugs, and then I started doin' it on my own, traveled the reservation for, I think, about two years. And then I was recalled during the Korean War and went back in active duty.
Original Language: English
Speaker: Danoff, Joe
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Los Angeles, CA; California; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Tradesman
Document location: Gallup, NM
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Cole, Brad
Organizations discussed: United Indian Traders Assocation, 1931-1997
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Indian; Commerce; Indian reservations; Indians of North America; Indians of North America--Commerce; Navajo Indians--United States; North America; Oral history; Trading posts; United Indian Traders Assocation, 1931-1997; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025992-27940