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Male Narrator: Before texting, [ Typing ]
Narrator: Before email, even before our alphabet
Kids: A, B, C...
Narrator: and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, there were people, here in Minnesota, who communicated by carving symbols into rocks.
Girl 1: And I'm surprised it didn't disappear.
Narrator: Bison, Snakes, Turtles, Thunderbirds, Weapons.... For thousands of years, American Indians have come to Jeffers Petroglyphs to worship.
Man 1: Everybody feels the sacredness and specialness of this place.
Narrator: With these carvings, they recorded the story of their lives.
Boy 1: The fact that it's in Minnesota is really cool!
Narrator: When you visit Jeffers Petroglyphs, you'll get to see many of the carvings.
Girl 2: It starts from right here and they probably went like that or something.
Narrator: You'll throw a spear, with an atlatl.
Boy 2: Ohh.
Narrator: At a buffalo target.
Man 1: Oh, excellent!
Narrator: And you'll create your own winter count symbol.
Man 2: Each symbol represents one year in this tribe's life.
Narrator: You'll learn about the American Indians who interacted with these carvings.
Man 1: Now you see it?
Students: Oooh, yeah!
Man 1: Isn't that something? How that shows up?
Narrator: And find out some of their meanings.
Man 1: What do you suppose that might be?
Narrator: What do you think that symbol is?
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Think about it, talk about it, and see it for yourself. At Jeffers Petroglyphs.
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