Jeffers Petroglyphs

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Introduction

Jeffers Petroglyphs features more than 5,000 ancient rock carvings, or petroglyphs, set amid the prairie grasses. The carvings of buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds and humans tell the stories of Native American ancestors spanning more than 7,000 years. The site is located at 27160 County Road 2, 8 miles west of Comfrey.

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JEFFERS PETROGLYPHS: Images

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Release dated: 
June 10, 2016
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org
Tom Sanders, Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, 507-628-5591, thomas.sanders@mnhs.org

JEFFERS PETROGLYPHS: Images

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Jeffers Petroglyphs

Jeffers Petroglyphs

Photo courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

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Jeffers Petroglyphs guided tour

Jeffers Petroglyphs guided tour

Photo by Charlie Vaughn, courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

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Hand print petroglyph

The petroglyphs include carvings of deer, buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds and humans, and are powerful cultural symbols. According to Joe Williams, Dakota elder, the handprint represents friendship and understanding, “For Indian people, the handprint says we are still here.”

Photo by Brady Willette, courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

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