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

Broadleaf Yucca

Yucca baccata

 
 
Broadleaf Yucca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
1. Broadleaf Yucca Marker
Inscription.  As with the narrowleaf yucca, all parts of this plant provided something for the Indians. They ate the fruit, and shredded and twisted the leaves into cord and rope. Soap comes from the crushed roots and is used as a shampoo in Navajo and Hopi ceremonies.
 
Location. 36° 40.795′ N, 110° 32.122′ 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. Cliffrose (a few steps from this marker); Mormon Tea (within shouting distance of this marker); Utah Juniper (within shouting distance of this marker); Pinyon Pine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prehistoric Pioneers (about 400 feet away); Voices in the Canyon (about 400 feet away); Into The Memory (about 400 feet away); Roundleaf Buffaloberry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shonto.
 
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Broadleaf Yucca Marker  <i>wide view<br>(Broadleaf Yucca in left background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
2. Broadleaf Yucca Marker wide view
(Broadleaf Yucca in left background)
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Sandal Trail, Navajo National Monument
 
Also see . . .  Yucca baccata (Wikipedia). Yucca baccata occurs in a large area of the North American deserts and exhibits much variation across its range. The Paiutes dried the fruits for use during the winter. It is still a popular food amongst Mexican Indians. (Submitted on January 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans
 
Broadleaf Yucca (<i>Yucca baccata</i>)<br>(<i>located beside the trail, near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
3. Broadleaf Yucca (Yucca baccata)
(located beside the trail, near marker)
 

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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 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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