Walnut Canyon National Monument in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Migration is not abandonment.
Walnut Canyon was once filled with the sounds of a busy community as families hunted, planted, and harvested with the seasons. Children were born, grew up, and raised children of their own. They were neither the first nor the last to use and value what this canyon has to offer. But they left behind the greatest legacy.
When they moved on they did not give up their responsibility to care for this ancestral village and those left behind. Sites were and are revisited by descendants. Prayers are still offered. Plants are still ritually gathered.
Walnut Canyon was - and is - a place that resonates with life.
...where people stopped and built homes are all sacred places. No matter if they passed on, the people who couldn't travel stayed in the homes. Their spirits are there in all the sites. All the sites are sacred to us.
a Zuni tribal member
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 35° 10.219′ N, 111° 30.554′ W. Marker is in Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Marker is the last one along the Island Trail loop, only accessible from the visitor center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Walnut Canyon Road, Flagstaff AZ 86004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Departure (within shouting distance of this marker); The Perfect Shelter (within shouting distance of this marker); Tension and Harmony (within shouting distance of this marker); What Happened Here? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cliff Homes and Canyon Life (about 300 feet away); A Complex Community (about 300 feet away); A Ribbon of Life (about 300 feet away); A Time of Change (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Canyon National Monument.
Also see . . . Walnut Canyon National Monument. (Submitted on November 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Environment • Native Americans •
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