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Walnut Canyon National Monument in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Migration is not abandonment.

 
 
Migration is not abandonment. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
1. Migration is not abandonment. Marker
Inscription.  

Walnut Canyon was once filled with the sounds of a busy community as families hunted, planted, and harvested with the seasons. Children were born, grew up, and raised children of their own. They were neither the first nor the last to use and value what this canyon has to offer. But they left behind the greatest legacy.

When they moved on they did not give up their responsibility to care for this ancestral village and those left behind. Sites were and are revisited by descendants. Prayers are still offered. Plants are still ritually gathered.

Walnut Canyon was - and is - a place that resonates with life.

...where people stopped and built homes are all sacred places. No matter if they passed on, the people who couldn't travel stayed in the homes. Their spirits are there in all the sites. All the sites are sacred to us.
a Zuni tribal member
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNative Americans.
 
Location. 35° 10.219′ 
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N, 111° 30.554′ W. Marker is in Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is the last one along the Island Trail loop, only accessible from the visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Walnut Canyon Road, Flagstaff AZ 86004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Departure (within shouting distance of this marker); The Perfect Shelter (within shouting distance of this marker); Tension and Harmony (within shouting distance of this marker); What Happened Here? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cliff Homes and Canyon Life (about 300 feet away); A Complex Community (about 300 feet away); A Ribbon of Life (about 300 feet away); A Time of Change (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Canyon National Monument.
 
Also see . . .  Walnut Canyon National Monument. (Submitted on November 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Image on Migration is not abandonment. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By National Park Service, undated
2. Image on Migration is not abandonment. Marker
Migration is not abandonment. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
3. Migration is not abandonment. Marker
Migration is not abandonment. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
4. Migration is not abandonment. Marker
Red arrow points to marker on Island Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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