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

Big Sagebrush

Artemisia tridentata

 
 
Big Sagebrush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
1. Big Sagebrush Marker
Inscription.  It is not known if the prehistoric Indians of the canyons used this plant, but both Navajos and Hopis make medicine from it, to cure stomach-ache. The Navajos use it to cure colds and headache.
 
Location. 36° 40.721′ N, 110° 32.466′ 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, just north 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. Wagon (a few steps from this marker); Sandal Trail (a few steps from this marker); Sweathouse (a few steps from this marker); The Pygmy Conifer Forest - An Indian Store (a few steps from this marker); Hogan (within shouting distance of this marker); Dinosaur Footprint (within shouting distance of this marker); Canyons in Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Upside-down Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shonto.
 
Related markers.
Big Sagebrush Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
2. Big Sagebrush Marker (tall view)
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Sandal Trail, Navajo National Monument
 
Also see . . .  Artemisia tridentata (Wikipedia). Big sagebrush is used as a herbal medicine by Native Americans throughout the Intermountain West of North America, most notably as a smudging herb. It is also used for preventing infection in wounds, stopping internal bleeding, and treating headaches and colds. Chemically, the active medicinal constituents include camphor, terpenoids, and tannins. (Submitted on January 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansScience & Medicine
 
Big Sagebrush (<i>Artemisia tridentata</i>)<br>(<i>located beside the trail, near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
3. Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
(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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