Locating a treasure in plain sight

Today researching one of the most well-traveled sources from the early American Southwest, I came across something amazing–a (potential) form of pre-Native literacy, or at least reference to it.

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Of course, this is key to my argument about Wakara and the Utes’ sophisticated understanding and deployment of “archival” history, even if we Roman-script readers aren’t literate enough to read it.

All this to say, very exciting!

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