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Near Mammoth Hot Springs in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sheepeater Cliff

 
 
Sheepeater Cliff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 10, 2015
1. Sheepeater Cliff Marker
Inscription. This cliff was named for the Shoshone Indians who lived throughout this mountainous region.
Their use of bighorn sheep earned them the name "Tukadika" or "Sheepeaters".
The cliff is basalt lava that formed "columnar joints" when it cooled nearly 500,000 years ago.
 
Location. 44° 53.481′ N, 110° 43.776′ W. Marker is near Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, in Park County. Click for map. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, about 6.5 miles south of Mammoth Hot Springs, on Sheepeater Cliff Road, just east of US 89. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Obsidian Cliff (approx. 4.7 miles away); Orange Spring Mound (approx. 5.2 miles away); A Changing Landscape (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Yellowstone (approx. 5.5 miles away); A Sense of Community (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named A Sense of Community (approx. 5.9 miles away); Guard Duty (approx. 5.9 miles away); At Guard (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mammoth Hot Springs.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service video. Sheepeater Cliff was named by Yellowstone Superintendent Philetus
Gardner River Valley image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 10, 2015
2. Gardner River Valley
A view up the Gardner River Valley near the base of the cliff. Additional cliffs are visible in distance.
Norris after a visit to the area in 1879. Learn more about the cliff and about Sheepeater Indians in this short video. Duration: 2 minute 30 seconds (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Additional keywords. geology
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Sheepeater Cliff image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 10, 2015
3. Sheepeater Cliff
Marker visible in foreground
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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