Water Baby footprint petroglyphs in the Owens Valley. The dark, desert varnish (patina) on the surface of the rock has been carefully chipped away to reveal the lighter material underneath that forms the designs. The Paiute and Shoshonean peoples in this part of the Owens Valley, report hearing Water Baby (pau' ha) writing on the rocks himself. He is a diminutive spirit helper who acts as a particularly potent helper to shamans. The sight of his tracks signifies a supernatural experience.

Water Baby footprint petroglyphs in the Owens Valley. The dark, desert varnish (patina) on the surface of the rock has been carefully chipped away to reveal the lighter material underneath that forms the designs. The Paiute and Shoshonean peoples in this part of the Owens Valley, report hearing Water Baby (pau' ha) writing on the rocks himself. He is a diminutive spirit helper who acts as a particularly potent helper to shamans. The sight of his tracks signifies a supernatural experience.

The auto is a 1926 Hudson, and native Americans are Lemhi-Shoshone. The photo is from Montana.

The auto is a 1926 Hudson, and native Americans are Lemhi-Shoshone. The photo is from Montana.

Antelope priests in a kiva preparing for the snake dance in an Indian religious ritual, Oraibi, ca.1900

Antelope priests in a kiva preparing for the snake dance in an Indian religious ritual, Oraibi, ca.1900

#Wovoka – Paiute spiritual leader and creator of the #Ghost #Dance.  #Native #Indigenous #Indian

#Wovoka – Paiute spiritual leader and creator of the #Ghost #Dance. #Native #Indigenous #Indian

Mud House on the Walker River Paiute Indian Reservation - 1986; photographer: Elvin Willie

Mud House on the Walker River Paiute Indian Reservation - 1986; photographer: Elvin Willie

"The Paiute Indians occupied land some 200 miles north of LA that proved desirable to an influx of ranchers in the mid 1800s" - and in the true spirit of capitalism, the ranchers massacred them for the land. They believe the exact site of the 1863 Paiute massacre may now have been discovered.

Signs of 1863 massacre of Paiutes found at Owens Lake

"The Paiute Indians occupied land some 200 miles north of LA that proved desirable to an influx of ranchers in the mid 1800s" - and in the true spirit of capitalism, the ranchers massacred them for the land. They believe the exact site of the 1863 Paiute massacre may now have been discovered.

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