Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
February 12, 2000 - Issue 03

By Vicki Lockard

Did you know that Native Americans "wrote" stories long before they had a written language? How did they do this? With pictographs.

They would take a hide and draw pictures to tell a story. Or, they would draw the pictures on walls of caves or other flat,stone surfaces. Today, we call those petroglyphs.

Would YOU like to tell a story in pictures? Click the links below to print a quote from "The Gift of the Sacred Dog" by Paul Goble and the pictograph symbols.. Then, tell your very own story using the symbols that you printed out.

Send us your pictograph stories and we'll put them on our Kid's Pages.

Pictograph Story and Symbols

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