Native American Pictographs | Salt River - Ralls County, Mo
Located on a bluff, over a hundred feet above the Salt River below is a treasure of Native American art. The site consists of six major panels, stretching 144 feet along the face of the bluff.
The very intense red pigment found in some of the pictographs, suggests that they were repainted at a later time. It’s been suggested that images on certain panels represents a battle scene, others which feature dancers, may have represented a ceremony that took place nearby. The range of activities depicted, leads credence to this site having been used throughout a long period of time, almost akin to modern day museum, sort of a centralized location to document their history through art.
This location is on private property, visitors are not permitted due to maintain the cultural significance of this site.