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What is a Grandfather Rock?

 
 
What is a Grandfather Rock? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2017
1. What is a Grandfather Rock? Marker
Inscription.  The Cheyenne refer to boulders as Grandfathers, the oldest beings on Earth. There are 40 Grandfather Rocks surrounding the museum, greeting and welcoming our visitors. How many can you find?
 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 38° 53.312′ N, 77° 0.966′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest west of 3rd Street Southwest, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Rivera (here, next to this marker); Broadleaf Cattail • Káhkáhaskwar (kaw-kaw-has-quar) (a few steps from this marker); Bald Cypress • Ártu (ar-too) (within shouting distance of this marker); Witchhazel • Suhwe?t (suh-whet)
What is a Grandfather Rock? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2017
2. What is a Grandfather Rock? Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingapo (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunflower • Wádxaweew (wah-ha-way-oh) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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