Near Lapwai in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Ant & Yellowjacket
To see the scenery from a Nez Perce perspective, view the features of the terrain as elements in a narrative - the oral tradition of a culture that has lived in this place for thousands of years. The land is part of their language; it is their story.
Coyote has unusual powers and appears in many Nez Perce legends. Here he tried to settle an argument between Ant and Yellowjackt, who were fighting over salmon. They paided no attention to Coyote, so he turned them into stone just as they arched their backs and locked jaws.
Erected by Nez Perce National Historical Park.
Location. 46° 26.74′ N, 116° 50.624′ W. Marker is near Lapwai, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is on U.S. 12 at milepost 11 near U.S. 95, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lapwai ID 83540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Ant & Yellowjacket (here, next to this marker); Bredell Family Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nez Perce Village Site (approx. one mile away); Indian Agent's Residence (approx. 1.2 miles away); Coming of the Railroad (approx. 1.2 miles away); Watson's Store (approx. 1.3 miles away); Spalding’s Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Spalding's Mission (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lapwai.
More about this marker. This marker is located at a turnout just east of the U.S. Highways 12 and 95 interchange.
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.