© 2019 Amy Sterling Casil — rock art of Kawaiisu people at Tomo-Kahni State Historical Park

Listening At The Breathing Place: Tomo-Kahni State Park

What does an ancient Native American community say about public and private places, the environment, and our culture?

© 2019 Amy Sterling Casil — State park commemorative plaque — hidden from the road due to risk of defacement and vandalism of Native American artifacts
© 2019 Amy Sterling Casil — the only petroglyph at Tomo-Kahni SHP
© 2019 Amy Sterling Casil — chameleon rock that I’m not going to place very specifically — you can see the junipers and scrub — the Kawaiisu said spirits emerged from the earth and were captured in these rocks — there are many more.
© 2019 Rock shelf along an entire hillside used by Kawaiisu families for grinding and preparing acorns (each area used by a specific family)
© 2019 Amy Sterling Casil — Owl nest above Tomo-Kahni rock shelter with cave paintings
© 2019 Amy Sterling Casil Tomo-Kahni cave paintings — ancient and spiritual
© 2019 Amy Sterling Casil — this portion of the shelter had many pictures and a nearly-invisible line traveling from the white area outlined in black on the upper left all around the lower rock.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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