Near Quitaque in Briscoe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home for 12,000 Years
In more recent times (between 1000 A.D. and 1541 A.D.), groups of American Indians hunted along the Caprock escarpment and established permanent villages to the north of here along the Canadian River breaks.
Lower Left: The Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is the most widespread and abundant of all large North American hawks.
Lower Middle: Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) are easily identified by their large ears and black-tipped tails.
Lower Right: Turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) are easily identified by their long, narrow wings which are tilted upward in a shallow V.
Landscape of Change
Lower Left: Golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) form long-term pair bonds and add to their bulky nests each season.
Lower Middle: The White-throated woodrat or 'pack-rat' (Neotoma albigula) constructs fortress-like dens of sticks and prickly pear cactus pads.
Upper Right: Geological features known as hoodoos are formed when a hard cap of sandstone protects underlying bedrock from eroding as fast as nearby unprotected rock.
Lower Right: Look for raccoon (Procyon lotor) tracks in the soft soils of the canyons.
Erected by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 34° 26.466′ N, 101° 5.584′ W. Marker is near Quitaque, Texas, in Briscoe County. Marker can be reached from Caprock Canyons Park Road, 4.6 miles north of Farm to Market Road 1065, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the entrance Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quitaque TX 79255, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Theo Folsom Bison Kill Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); William E. Schott (approx. 2.3 miles away); Natural Disturbance-Lifeblood of the Prairies (approx. 3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away); Resthaven Cemetery (approx. 6˝ miles away); Gasoline Cotton Gin (approx. 8.1 miles away); Camp Resolution (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitaque.
Also see . . . Paleo-Indians.
Paleo-Indians, Paleoindians or Paleo-Americans were the first peoples who entered, and subsequently inhabited, the Americas during the final glacial episodes of the late Pleistocene period. The prefix "paleo-" comes from the Greek adjective palaios (παλαιός), meaning "old" or "ancient". The term "Paleo-Indians" applies specifically to the lithic period in the Western Hemisphere and is distinct from the term "Paleolithic". Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on June 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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