Sacred Place Big Dune Amargosa Dune Nye County Amargosa Valley Nevada Americana Collection

Big Dune – Americana Collection

Big Dune cover five square miles of Nevada’s Amargosa Valley at 2623 feet above sea level and is a very sacred place to the Southern Paiute and Numic Speaking peoples that lived in the Mojave Desert. Big Dune is culturally important because it is one of a number of sand dunes in Numic territory that are considered singing sand dunes. From a cultural perspective, the emission of tones and measurable musical notes are a testament that this land feature is alive and it can interact with all elements of the universe.

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