Witch Pool

Arizona Rock Art Sites

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The Southwest, including Southern Nevada, has a significant amount of Native American Petroglyph / Rock Art Sites. Our web site will concentrate on the rock art of Southern Nevada which extends back over 1500 years, and was typically created by either the Paiute, Shoshone, Chemehuevi, or the Anasazi people.

 

Preservation through Education

 

We believe that rock art on public lands does not - and should not - belong to just a few select people or groups.  However, due to the fragile nature of many rock art sites, it is not realistic to have a large number of people visiting most of them. What we are attempting to do with our website is to provide visual access where those with the interest or the curiosity can go to see and appreciate a small piece of Native American history. Our beliefs are that by educating people to the historical significance of the rock art, people will be more inclined to respect, and preserve, the sites for the enjoyment of everyone for a long, long time.

Witch Pool aka Witches' Pocket

 

Witch Pool is a public use site located on the northeast side of Mt. Trumbull. It may be the location of John Wesley Powell’s visit with Southern Paiutes in 1870 when he was inquiring about the three missing members of his historic expedition down the Colorado River in 1869. Several petroglyphs are also found at the site. Road access is poor and there is no on-site interpretation.

 

Information on the prehistoric side of this site was not available to me, but I did find a small amount of historic information on Witch Pool. The quarterly magazine of the Grand Canyon Historical Society VOL. 17 - NO. 3, “The Ol’ Pioneer” had an article written by John S. Azar. A copy of pages 3 and 4 are the leading photos for this site.

 

 

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