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Rock Art Style Guide

 

 

Like most post-contact plains cultures, the Ute were likely significantly changed by the introduction of the horse and the recorded rock art record shows a disproportionate number of equine representations.

 

 

(Clockwise from upper left) An early horse and rider depiction; visible at the Crook’s Brand site, this unfinished panel features a unique rider; Crook’s Brand’s namesake panel, with General Crook’s brand believed to be located on the front left thigh; a mounted rider, the beginning of the elongated neck stylization beginning to show; an incised rider-less horse. Some images have been digitally altered to increase contrast for visibility here.


 
Last updated: 03-20-2014