Lewisberry project uncovers hidden American Indian mural

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Barbara Forgas discovered what is believed to be American Indian artwork behind the walls of a bathroom in a Lewisberry, York County, home. See another view below.
Did you catch the story about the Lewisberry woman who found four, 8-foot panels bearing images of American Indians inside a bathroom she was remodeling?
Frank Littlebear, a York County resident and member of the Cree Nation, believes the panels might be ledger art – paintings designed to tell a story or mark an event… .


He told the York Daily Record that Indians sometimes buried artwork within the walls or floors of houses to avoid persecution.
‘It’s very, very possible … it was put there to hide and protect it,’ the lecturer in Native American culture conjectured.
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Another view of part of the 32-foot panels depicting American Indians.

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