Sky Rock petroglyphs in the Volcanic Tablelands near Bishop, California
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Native American Heritage Month
Here in the Volcanic Tablelands near Bishop, California, is Sky Rock, a set of ancient petroglyphs that face the heavens. The volcanic rock formations of this area have made it a premier rock-climbing destination. But long before sport climbers flocked here, it was (and still is) home to the Paiute-Shoshone peoples, who are thought to have created these petroglyphs and many others throughout the tablelands.
We're featuring the image in honor of Native American Heritage Month, which is observed each November. The commemorative month celebrates the contributions of Native Americans to our national culture. In honor of the event, we invite you to learn more about Indigenous people in your region. Consider reading a book by a Native American author, supporting a Native-owned business or charity, or visiting a reservation or museum.