Near Tule Lake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
As you walk along the base of the of the cliff a trail brochure will guide you past petroglyphs and through stories of Petroglyph Point and the native peoples who have gone before and continue today.
Location. 41° 50.65′ N, 121° 23.472′ W. Marker is near Tule Lake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker can be reached from County Road 126. Touch for map. Marker is located just off the parking area at Petroglyph Point. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raptors - Birds of Prey (here, next to this marker); Warm Springs Indians (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battle of Dry Lake Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Canby’s Cross (approx. 2.8 miles away); Captain Jack’s Stronghold (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tule Lake (approx. 3 miles away); Tule Lake Segregation Center (approx. 3.1 miles away); Burnett Cutoff - Muddy Waters (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Rock Art at Lava Beds. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Modoc Native Americans:
The Creator of the World
"One day Kamookumpts was resting on the eastshore of Tule Lake. Looking around he realized that there was nothing anywhere except the lake. He decided to make land. He dug some mud from the lake bottom and made a hill. He used the mud from this hill to create land and mountains. He also created rivers, streams, plants and animals. Creating everything was tiring work, so Kamookumpts dug a hole in which to sleep under Tule Lake. He left the hill he had made to mark the spot. As the mud dried the hill became rock and is visible today as Petroglyph Point."
"Someday Kamookumpts will surely wake up and look out over the world he made. He may be angry at how things have changed and bring the water back to cover Tule Lake again, changing the world so that it is again like the world he first created."
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,061 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 7. submitted on November 25, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.