Message #110:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Assistance Needed with Puye Interpretation of 'Picture Rocks'
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 1997 10:46:39 -0700


From: Kim Vrtiska, Tecumseh Public Schools


I am from the Southeast corner of Nebraska from a small town named Table
Rock.  Outside of town there is some Caves and some "picture rocks" that
have intrigued me for years.  I have been able to find little
information about the tribes that lived here except for a newspaper
article from the Lincoln Journal dated April 2nd, 1933.
The author of the article said he showed pictures of the rocks to a
Chief Tomo of Puye, New Mexico.  Chief Tomo stated that these were
"works of art" created by his ancestors who after each generation had
their "chase for manhood" and then add to the art of the preceding
generations.  Located here is a Rain God, a turtle, lizard, water
buffalo, Rocky Mountain Bighorn and many, many others.  Is this possible
or could they just be works of nature?  If you would like to see the
article or pictures please let me know and I  would be glad to oblige. 
Thank you for your help.