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"The Exodus Monument" - Apache Cultural Resource Center - Camp Verde AZ
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George
N 34° 36.272 W 111° 51.476
12S E 421336 N 3829522
Quick Description: "The bronze statue depicts an elderly Yavapai-Apache man who carries his wife on his back during the 1875 forced march and relocation of the Apache and Yavapai people from the Verde Valley 180 miles east to San Carlos."
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2019 5:49:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM10NZR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 7

Long Description:
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THE EXODUS MONUMENT

In 1875 the Yavapai and Apache people, who had resided on this land

for centuries, were force-marched 180 miles to the San Carlos

Reservation. They passed over rough mountains in the freezing

cold and crossed rivers raging with snow-melt. Conditions were

horrific and many died along the way.

". . . as the long, silent and sad procession slowly passed with all their

belongings on their backs. One old man placed his aged and decrepit

wife in a burden basket, with her feet hanging out, and carried her

on his back, almost all the way. He refused help, except at stream

crossings, where he allowed a trooper to take her across on his horse.

Over the roughest country, through thick brush and rocks, day after

day, he struggled along with his precious burden . . . uncomplaining".

. . . William Corbusier

This monument honors the strength of the human spirit possessed

by this anonymous old man and wife, as well as those on that

journey and those that possessed the courage and persistence to

survive and return to their homelands.

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Our Heartfelt Thanks To

Tribal Councils,

Past and present

Generous Contributors

Who Supported The Project

All Who Worked On The Project

Doug Hyde, The Artist

Our Ancestors

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Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The Exodus Monument

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Doug Hyde

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: Unknown

Materials used: Sculpture is bronze, pedestal is local field rock

Location: Directly outside the Apache Cultural Resource Center - Camp Verde AZ

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