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.