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Grapevine Canyon Petroglyph

Far below the hawk underneath volcanic ledges. ancient men who sculpture stone points, grow restless, as the great darkness approaches.

In time their mortars filled with sagebrush and blowing dust, and nothing was left that could turn to rust.

Nearby on walls of varnished rock they carved the story of their kind, Of a child-like people with a super-natural mind.

Impressed upon my heart is a vision and now I know that the true meaning of the petroglyphs expand out as far as my mind can grow.

As the sun sets red, orange, and purple out over the ancient indian sites, and the clouds become a cerebral heaven, nightime comes forth all powerful and of an ethereal nature.

The colors deepen, so do the hues, and the world goes on to become our future.

- David Mc Neill (aka: Ranger Dave)
Mammoth Lakes CA 1984

This page was inspired by Total Escape Adventures
TRIP: Thanksgiving Petroglyphs - Nov. 2003
Petroglyphs near Bishop
California Forests Maps
places to find authentic indian art:
place town region
Ayer's Rock Olancha CA Mojave Desert / Hwy.395
Blair Valley hike Julian CA Anza Borrego SP / S-2
Chalfant Valley Bishop CA before Benton / Hwy 6
Fish Slough Bishop CA Owens River / Hwy.395
Inscription Canyon Barstow CA Mojave Desert / I-40&15
Renegade Canyon Ridgecrest CA Mojave Desert / Hwy.395
Painted Cave Santa Barbara CA Central Coast / Hwy.101
Sheep Springs Randsburg CA ElPaso Mtns/ RedRock SP
Steam Well Randsburg CA Mojave Desert / Hwy.395
Surprise Tanks Barstow CA Mojave Desert / I-40&15
TableLands Bishop CA Owens River / Hwy.395
Grapevine Canyon Searchlight NV Colorado River / Laughlin
Delicate Arch hike Moab UT Arches National Park
San Ignacio Caves Baja California Mexico Central Region Inland
Canon la Mora Baja California Mexico Guadalupe Cyn Area
Rattlesnack Cyn Baja CA Mexico Guadalupe Cyn Area
California Atlas Black Canyon Barstow
California Indian Tribes

California Towns & Wilderness
with Native American Names

Indian Museums

These places feature extensive displays of Native American History in California
Ahwanhee
Chumash Wilderness
Jamul
La Jolla
Malibu
Mojave
Matole River
Mi Wuk Village
Modoc ( National Forest )
Mojave
Monache Mdws
Santa Ynez
Shasta ( National Forest )
Shoshone
Sinkyone Wilderness
Tahoe
Tuolumne
Independence - The Early California Museum

Ridgecrest - Maturango Museum

Antelope Valley Indian Museum

Sacramento - State Indian Museum

Los Angeles - Museum of the American West

Search : Handbook of the Indians of California, with 419 Illustrations and 40 Maps (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin No. 78)
Handbook of the Indians of California, with 419 Illustrations and 40 Maps (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin No. 78)

Amazon.com's Price: $21.79
Search : California Indians and Their Environment: An Introduction (California Natural History Guides)
California Indians and Their Environment: An Introduction (California Natural History Guides)

Amazon.com's Price: $21.21
Search : Life of the California Coast Nations (Native Nations of North America)
Life of the California Coast Nations (Native Nations of North America)

Amazon.com's Price: $8.06
Search : California Native Peoples (State Studies: California)
California Native Peoples (State Studies: California)

Amazon.com's Price: $8.09
Search : The California Indians: A Source Book
The California Indians: A Source Book

Amazon.com's Price: $23.33



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