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American Indian Rock Art in Minnesota MPS is a Multiple Property Submission (MPS) of the eligibility of many rock art properties for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The listing is to protect and preserve Native American petroglyphs, pictographs and petroform rock art sites in the present day U.S. state of Minnesota.

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The Submission states:

"The properties are grouped under a single historic context, Rock Art of Minnesota, ca. 10,000 BC to 1700 AD, which subsumes all defined rock art types and sites constructed or otherwise developed state-wide by Minnesota's original inhabitants. Three property types are recognized, petroglyphs, pictographs and petroforms; the rationale for defining three property types derives from the observation that the distribution of each is rather limited to specific areas of the state, with petroglyphs found almost exclusively in the southern part of the state, pictographs limited to the northeast, and petroforms recognized only in southwesternmost Minnesota. Moreover, available analysis suggests that these three types initially appeared at very different times and, further, even a cursory assessment indicates that the property types are characterized by a divergence of style and content."

Mississippian cultures HRoe 2010
Map: various Mississippian cultures, including the Upper Mississippian culture area of the Oneota, that reached into Minnesota.
Hopewell Exchange Network HRoe 2010
Hopewell tradition - Interaction Area and local expressions of the Hopewell tradition.
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