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About Sanilac Petroglyphs

Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park protects and interprets Michigan’s largest known collection of early Native American teachings carved in stone. The carvings are called Ezhibiigaadek Asin, “written on stone,” in the Anishinaabemowin language.

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Woman standing at the edge of the outcropping at Sanilac Petroglyphs.

Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park protects and interprets Michigan's largest known collection of early Native American teachings carved in stone.

Spiral carvings on rock at Sanilac Petroglyphs.

The spiral motif is found numerous times carved into the sandstone rock.

Native American carvings at Sanilac Petroglyphs; shows a human, birds, handprints.

This cluster of different carvings shows a human figure in the center, a representation of a bird on the left, handprints, and birds in flight.

Cass River at Sanilac Petroglyphs.

The North fork of the Cass River flows through the property of the Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historic Park. Interpretive signs are included on a trail that follows the river.

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Updated 04/26/2019