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Document Details


Title: Tobe Turpen
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: My father [Tobe Turpen Sr.] got into the business. His sister married C. D. Richardson. They had all lived down in a little town in Texas outside of Fort Worth, named Alvarado. His older sister married Mr. Richardson, and Mr. Richardson had been out in this country and had been an Indian trader. Everybody in Texas was having a hard time making a living. They were kinda starving down on those little farms, so she brought her brother, my father, Tobe, out to teach him to trade.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Turpen, Tobe
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Tradesman
Document location: Albuquerque, NM
Document date: 13-Dec-1998
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: OHI0026016-27968