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Gallup, New Mexico: Big Indian and Navajo Code Talker

Big 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.
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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]

Big Navajo leader.

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.

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