Friday, August 7, 2015

Uncovering the Sacred: 3,000 More Petroglyphs Identified at Jeffers

"The petroglyphs include carvings of deer, buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds and humans, and are powerful cultural symbols. According to Joe Williams, Dakota elder, the handprint represents friendship and understanding, “For Indian people, the handprint says we are still here.” (Minnesota Historical Society)." Image Courtesy of Indian Country Today.
"The petroglyphs include carvings of deer, buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds and humans,
and are powerful cultural symbols. According to Joe Williams, Dakota elder,
the handprint represents friendship and understanding,
“For Indian people, the handprint says we are still here.” (Minnesota Historical Society)."
 Image Courtesy of Indian Country Today.
July 13, 2015.
Indian Country Today has written an informative article about the recent discovery of 3,000 new petroglyphs at the Jeffers Petroglyphs in Minnesota.

"For 7,000 years American Indian ancestors carved into the stones at Red Rock Ridge in what is today Minnesota—symbols that would leave proof of their lives, and a window into their beliefs, histories, and hopes for the future."

To read the full articleclick here.

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