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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

What is a Grandfather Rock?

 
 
What is a Grandfather Rock? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2017
1. What is a Grandfather Rock? Marker
Inscription. The Cheyenne refer to boulders as Grandfathers, the oldest beings on Earth. There are 40 Grandfather Rocks surrounding the museum, greeting and welcoming our visitors. How many can you find?
 
Erected by National Museum of the American Indian.
 
Location. 38° 53.312′ N, 77° 0.966′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest. Touch for map. On the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Rivera (here, next to this marker); Broadleaf Cattail Khkhaskwar (kaw-kaw-has-quar) (a few steps from this marker); Bald Cypress rtu (ar-too) (within shouting distance of this marker); Witchhazel Suhwe?t (suh-whet) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingapo (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunflower Wdxaweew (wah-ha-way-oh) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
What is a Grandfather Rock? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2017
2. What is a Grandfather Rock? Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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