Moran in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
11,000 Summers in the Tetons
Grand Teton National Park
This slow-moving channel of the Snake River at Oxbow Bend sustains many different animals. Every year thousands of visitors come here to see them.
Like you, Indian tribes such as Shoshone, Bannock, Blackfoot, Crow, Nez Perce and Gros Ventre have been drawn to places like this for more than 11,000 years. American Indians ventured into this valley as glaciers receded. They came to Jackson Hole in the spring to hunt game and harvest roots and berries. They collected soapstone for bowls, obsidian for projectile points and quartzite for tools and roasting hearths. As winter approached they left their summer home in the Teton Range for warmer places.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 51.974′ N, 110° 32.879′ W. Marker is in Moran, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on John D. Rockefeller Jr. Pkwy (U.S. 89), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Oxbow Bend Turnout in Grand Teton National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Moran WY 83013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cattleman's Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); The Teton Range (approx. 1.4 miles away); Young, Restless, and Still Rising Jackson Lake Lodge (approx. 1.6 miles away); A New Era (approx. 1.7 miles away); Grand Teton National Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Valley View (approx. 2 miles away); Cattle King of Wyoming (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moran.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a 1930s oil painting by Herbert A. Collins of “Indians on Jackson Lake.”
Categories. • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.