"I can't speak for everybody. But I was taught that when you go to these sites for your medicine, you thank the Grandfathers, the Creator, for that power there, and ask them for some help along the way, on your trail, and thank them if they give you something, and thank them if they don't give you something." Darrell A. Gardner Sr., Northern Ute (p. 18, Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art).
"All I know is that in the course of my job [as an archeologist] I would do anything to honor this area's tribes and these images. But I also honor the needs of whites who are sincerely drawn to these sites. I honor them because of what some old people told me. They said, 'Those petroglyphs are there to heal people. . . so even though they are white, those rocks are healing them.'" Melvin Brewster, Northern Paiute (p. 76, Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art).