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Nine Mile Canyon petroglyph of the Fremont era, a full thousand years ago. A small dog is shown alongside a human figure, probably a woman since she seems to have "buns" on the side of her head, and she is without weapons hence not on a hunt. Her arms are upraised as though a shamaness, for whom the little dog must have had some sacred purpose.

Freemont Indian women were leatherworkers (unlike the later Anasazi basketweavers) and so knew all the crafts and methods associated with animal hides. This tableau shows a second animal, perhaps a panther, "strung up" and ready to skin.

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