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Near Shonto in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cliffrose

Cowania mexicana, var. Stansburiana

 
 
Cliffrose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
1. Cliffrose Marker
Inscription.  Hopis made arrows from the wood of this plant and shredded the soft bark to make a padding for babies' cradleboards. Like many of these plants, it provided medicine, and was used as an emetic and as a wash for wounds.
 
Location. 36° 40.793′ N, 110° 32.134′ W. Marker is near Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Arizona Route 564 and County Route 221. Marker is located along the Sandal Trail, about 4/10 mile northeast of the Navajo National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Broadleaf Yucca (a few steps from this marker); Mormon Tea (within shouting distance of this marker); Utah Juniper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pinyon Pine (about 300 feet away); Prehistoric Pioneers (about 500 feet away); Voices in the Canyon (about 500 feet away); Into The Memory (about 500 feet away); Roundleaf Buffaloberry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shonto.
 
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Cliffrose Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
2. Cliffrose Marker (wide view)
a list of markers that are related to this marker. Sandal Trail, Navajo National Monument
 
Also see . . .  Purshia stansburyana (Wikipedia). It is covered in shreddy bark. It was used by Native American groups for a variety of purposes, the bark being worked into fiber for clothing, bedding, and rope, and the branches being made into arrows. (Submitted on January 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansScience & Medicine
 
Cliffrose Bark (<i>located beside marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
3. Cliffrose Bark (located beside marker)
Cliffrose (<i>located beside marker; not in bloom</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
4. Cliffrose (located beside marker; not in bloom)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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