Cultural Legacy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 00.782 W 121° 44.254
10T E 601192 N 4874095
Cultural Legacy sign at the Ray Atkeson Memorial.
Waymark Code: WM4Z22
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 23

This sign is located at the Ray Atkeson Memorial near the boat launch at Sparks Lake.

Marker Name: Cultural Legacy
Marker Text: Evidence of early lifestyles, rituals and traditions of Native American peoples existing near Sparks Lake reveal the Upper Deschutes area was once inhabited by Great Basin Indian tribes. These Native Americans contributed greatly to the history of the Pacific Northwest and flourished in a lifestyle of hunting and fishing before the settlement of Euro-Americans. Feathers, pine needles, grasses, sticks, and other natural materials were collected and used to make clothing, baskets, and other items. Legends and historical lore surround the nearby mountains and lakes as evidenced by ancient pictographs located throughout the area.

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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