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Near Fredonia in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Moamop'

Datura wrightii

 
 
Moamop' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2016
1. Moamop' Marker
Inscription.  Paiute people used the dark green leaves of datura, crushed as a poultice, to treat sores and swelling. This traditional medicinal plant was chewed to reduce toothache pain, as well as induce visions. Datura is highly poisonous. Please do not touch.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 36° 51.804′ N, 112° 44.378′ W. Marker is near Fredonia, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker can be reached from North Pipe Spring Road, 0.3 miles north of Arizona Route 389, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located along the park grounds trail in Pipe Spring National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 406 North Pipe Spring Road, Fredonia AZ 86022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pipe Springs National Monument (a few steps from this marker); A Good Drink of Water (within shouting distance of this marker); Skoomp (within shouting distance of this marker); Yoowuv' (within shouting distance of this marker); 995 Miles of Wire
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(within shouting distance of this marker); How Can 10 Million Gallons of Water a Year Suddenly Appear in a Stony Desert? (within shouting distance of this marker); When the Good Grass Goes (within shouting distance of this marker); At Home in the Desert (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredonia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Pipe Spring National Monument
 
Also see . . .  Datura wrightii (Wikipedia). Datura wrightii, commonly known as sacred datura, is a species of a poisonous perennial plant and ornamental flower of the family Solanaceae native to southwestern North America. It is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. Among the Zuni people, the powdered root is given as an anesthetic and a narcotic for surgery. The Zuni people also use the plant for ceremonial, magical, and divinatory purposes. (Submitted on May 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Moamop' Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2016
2. Moamop' Marker
(dark green leaves of Datura visible above marker, beside rock)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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