Photos: Native American Rock Carvings

These photos were taken on March 27. They show rock carvings, made more than 200 years ago by Abenaki Native Americans, in Bellows Falls, Vermont. That's about 20 minutes by car or Amtrak from Brattleboro. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the carvings from the train station.

In an interview with the Valley Post, Colin Calloway authenticated the carvings. Calloway is professor of Native American history at Dartmouth College, and the author of "The Western Abenakis in Vermont," among many other books. The paint was added much more recently.

Information about the current struggle for rights by Abenaki people in Vermont is at:


To make a photo bigger, click on it, then scroll down and click "see full-size image." photos by Eesha Williams


The carvings could be animal

The carvings could be animal (deer with antlers?) or animal spirit representations. Sherman Alexi says every Indian has antennae for picking up emotional signals. Maybe these are human antennae. See


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