All Along The San Juan River Gallery

This Navajo rock painting of holy people, or Ye’i, has been selectively desecrated, possibly as part of a curing or healing ceremony. Removing chips of paint was apparently more important than removing the entire panel.  Images with square heads are female Ye'i. These images were placed here between 1690 and 1775 in a small overhang in the Pine River drainage before it flows into the San Juan River of northwestern New Mexico.