Tools For Survival
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 42.221 W 121° 14.134
10T E 642165 N 4840475
Sign on the Big Obsidian Flow Trail
Waymark Code: WM418R
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/22/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 10

This sign is located above the Lost Lake Viewpoint on the Big Obsidian Flow Trail.

Marker Name: Tools For Survival
Marker Text: For thousands of years, people have looked at obsidian and envisioned tools that would enable their families to survive.
Imagine if you had to gather your own food and make your own clothing and shelter. Your tools would by your most valuable possessions.
Of all the rocks used for tool making, obsidian was highly prized for its razor-sharp edge.
The Indian name for obsidian is “Isukws” (pronounced eshookwsh). The Indian name “Tanins”) pronounced taneensh) identifies an arrowpoint.
Like A Magnet
The abundance of obsidian drew native peoples to Newberry Crater. Walking for days from their winter camps along the Deschutes River, they arrived here and gathered a year’s supply of valuable rock from which they would fashion tools.

Historic Topic: Native American

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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