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As One / Denean

My post on Sedona got me thinking about a similar place in Alberta that the Natives also regarded as a Sacred site.

Writing on Stone Provincial Park is located on Alberta / Montana border.

Writing on Stone is regarded as a Sacred area by the Natives.

Besides the Petroglyphs, this is also a wonderful place for Camping, hiking, swimming and there’s lots of wildlife.

My Favorite Westerns Photo

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The Milk River

The water is shallow, slow, and warm – with a nice beach.
The purple hills in the background are The Sweetgrass Hills in Montana.

The Petroglyphs 

The amount of Petroglyphs/Writing is extensive. They are now protected and accessible only by Tour.

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Net Photo – Blood? Real or simulated? Can’t say.

You might say the most impressive of the Petroglyphs is

The Battle Scene

Protected by fence. Previously many of the Petroglyphs had been defaced with graffiti.

Click on the image to read the plaque.

Above: an inaccurate mock up I made of the images. Otherwise they are very faint and hard to see.

Some people might think that Canadian History is not as interesting and exciting as American History.
That’s not true. We’ve just never developed a Film Industry that took advantage of it.

4 thoughts on “Writing on Stone Provincial Park … A Photo Essay … Part 1

  1. doug clayton says:

    great song and blog–keep it up

    1. jcalberta says:

      Hey !! HI Doug. I lost a bunch of pics I used to have for WOS from way back. Don’t know where they ended up?? But I’ve got some that we took in the last few years. Will put them up shortly after I sort through them.

  2. When I was in England, Stonehenge was locked up because of defacing graffiti on the stones. People lack all respect. it’s like the kids that break into cemeteries and knock down the stones. Why do people DO that stuff?

  3. jcalberta says:

    Writing on Stone was unprotected for many years. I think they’ve removed some of the easy graffiti, but some was right over the petroglyphs. “Why?” do they do it. I don’t really know. i even saw some fairly recent vids of people touching them. They evidently don’t think that’s a bad idea. ??

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