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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cardinal Direction Marker: West

 
 
Cardinal Direction Marker: West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 13, 2019
1. Cardinal Direction Marker: West Marker
Inscription.  This 300-year-old lava stone has a name: Kane Po. After a 20-year stay at the museum, it will return to its home in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park near Hilo. Native Hawaiians consider it to be a living relative. It is one of four Cardinal Direction Markers around the museum.
 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyAsian AmericansEnvironment.
 
Location. 38° 53.3′ N, 77° 1.039′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 4th Street Southwest north of Independence Avenue Southwest, on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 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. Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? (within shouting distance of this marker); Rick Bartow (1946-2016) (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingapo
Cardinal Direction Marker: West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 13, 2019
2. Cardinal Direction Marker: West Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Meadow (within shouting distance of this marker); Upland Hardwood Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); Sassafras • Wináhk (Wee-nock) (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wingapo (within shouting distance of this marker); Nora Naranjo-Morse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Additional keywords. Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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