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Blythe Intaglios

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Bureau of Land Management - Yuma Field Office
2555 East Gila Ridge Road
Yuma, AZ 85365

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928-317-3200

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There are a total of six distinct figures in three locations, including a human figure at each location and an animal figure at two locations. The largest human figure measures 171 feet from head to toe. Their age is inbetween 450 and 2,000 years old. According to the Mohave and Quechans, natives to the lower Colorado River area, the human figures represent Mastamho, the Creator of all life. The animal figures represent Hatakulya, one of two mountain lions/persons who helped in the Creation. In ancient times, sacred ceremonial dances were held in the area to honor the creation. These intaglios are best viewed from the air.

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About 15 miles north of Blythe, California, on California State Route 95.

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