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Gallup in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Zuni

Geddy Epaloose, Muralist, 2005

 
 
Zuni Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2016
1. Zuni Marker
Inscription.  The Zuni Pueblo is 40 miles south of Gallup. Zuni land-use area, which included what is now Gallup, has been inhabited since 1,000 BC. By 1350 AD agriculture was fully developed and there were approximately 36 active Zuni pueblos. The Spanish arrived in 1539. In 1680 Zuni joined the Pueblo Revolt, defeating the Spanish. After the Spanish reconquest the Zuni people consolidated their villages into one site, Halona:wa.

For 450 years Zunis have lived under colonial rule by Spain, Mexico and finally the United States. Epidemics reduced the Zuni population and clear-cutting, over-grazing and erosion all but destroyed Zuni agriculture.

Throughout 3,000 years, the Zunis have maintained their culture. They create exquisite turquoise and silver jewelry. They speak a unique language. The Zuni people have preserved their religion and kept their sovereignty as a nation.

Community members who guided the development of this mural are
Mary Browder, Donnie Dosedo, Valerie Epaloose,
Betty Martin, Melissa Ohmsatte and Edward Wemytewa
Reproduction rights belong to the City of Gallup

 
Topics.
Zuni Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2016
2. Zuni Marker
(marker visible on left side of mural)
This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 31.51′ N, 108° 44.485′ W. Marker is in Gallup, New Mexico, in McKinley County. Marker is on South 2nd Street (New Mexico Route 610) south of West Hill Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the west wall of the Octavia Fellin Public Library, facing West Hill Avenue. The subject mural, which covers most of the west side of the library, is just to the right of this marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 West Hill Avenue, Gallup NM 87301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Women's Multicultural Mural (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Walk Home (about 600 feet away); Navajo Code Talkers' Mural (approx. 0.2 miles away); Navajo Code Talkers (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gallup (approx. 3.9 miles away); Chaco Cliffs (approx. 7½ miles away); Fort Wingate (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallup.
 
Zuni Mural • (<i>left side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Geddy Epaloose, Muralist
3. Zuni Mural • (left side)
Zuni Mural • (<i>right side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Geddy Epaloose, Muralist
4. Zuni Mural • (right side)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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