Native American Petroglyph

Red Painted Faces – Bryce Native American Lore

 

Bryce Canyon’s Native American history is as colorful and intriguing as the pinnacles and hoodoos that create the dramatic landscape. From Paleo-Indians to Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) and Fremont Peoples, to the Paiute Indians, there have been known human inhabitants the Bryce Canyon region for at least 10,000 years.

 

These pictographs are considered by some to have been created within the last 100 – 200 years. Much of the rock art in this region is 600 – 2000+ years

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Native Americans – Bryce Canyon Region

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According to scientists the earliest traces of humans in the Bryce Canyon area dates back 10,000-12,000 years when Paleo-Indians hunted along the Colorado Plateau.  Artifacts from Ancestral Puebloans, the
Fremont People, and Anasazi Basketmakers (dating back between 200 and 700 A.D.) have also
been found.  But it’s the Paiute Indians, who occupied the Bryce Canyon area for several hundred
years beginning around 1200 A.D., who really left their mark, hunting and gathering along the
Paunsaugunt Plateau.

A Native American in the Bryce Canyon Region

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