Gallup in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Geddy Epaloose, Muralist, 2005
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.
Mary Browder, Donnie Dosedo, Valerie Epaloose,
Betty Martin, Melissa Ohmsatte and Edward Wemytewa
Reproduction rights belong to the City of Gallup
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & 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 walking distance of this marker. 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); Hoist (approx. ¼ mile away); Gallup's Neon (approx. ¼ mile away); Coal Car (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rex Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Balloon Rally (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallup.
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