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Spend a day at the Fremont Indian State Park Museum.  Discover artifacts, petroglyphs, and pictographs left behind by the Fremont Indians.

The Fremont Indians were agriculturalists who lived from about 400 to 1300 AD, in north and central Utah and adjacent parts of Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada. The Fremont who lived in Clear Creek Canyon are thought to have come from hunters and gathers who previously lived in this location, and were also influenced by the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) who introduced corn and pottery, making year-round settlements possible.

Resources in Clear Creek Canyon, with its ample water and marshes, resulted in different subsistence needs than in other Fremont areas. Eating of cattails, marsh fish, and birds meant they did not have to grow as much corn, gather as many seeds, or hunt as many deer to survive. In their spare time they made jewelry and items used for trade, and created numerous rock art panels. Social organization was key to building pithouses, mining obsidian, and gathering necessary food.

The Fremont Indian State Park Museum preserves treasures from these people, including pottery, baskets, and arrowheads.  Thousands of artifacts excavated from the village are on permanent display. Special programs enhance museum collections, and include rock art tours, atl atl competitions, pottery-making workshops, and art exhibits featuring works of local artists. The museum store carries high quality books, maps, and Native American-themed crafts.

For more information visit the Fremont Indian State Park website.