Gallup, New Mexico: Big Indian and Navajo Code TalkerBig statues of Chief Manuelito of the Navajo and a WWII Navajo Code Talker stand outside the Gallup Cultural Center.
- 201 E. Route 66, Gallup, NM
- Stands in front of the Gallup Cultural Center. I-40 exit 22. Drive south, cross over the train tracks, then turn right onto Route 66. Drive a half-mile. The Center and Indian will be on the right.
Visitor Tips and News About Big Indian and Navajo Code Talker
Navajo Code Talker
The World War II "Navajo Code Talker" is always visible in front of the Gallup Cultural Center, along with a large sculpture of Navajo Chief Manuelito.[Wm Breiland, 07/30/2011]
Modern Big Indian
This is a more modern style of a big Indian in Gallup, NM. It can be found at the entrance to the visitor center/rest stop on the north side of the highway from downtown Gallup. There is a park across the street with various interesting sculptures but my pictures didn't come out very good.[Judy Carter, 07/09/2003]
It's a 12-foot-tall statue of Chief Manuelito of the Navajo. A few feet away stands an equally tall statue of a Navajo Code Talker, dressed in his World War II Marine battle gear. July 2011: Photo added.